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Kaleidoscope Butterfly Bush - lavender, butterscotch yellow and orange flowers! Flowers mid summer to fall. Partial shade/full sun.

Tropicanna canna container recipe 3 (2) Tropicanna Gold (top); Torenia 'Catalina Viva Blue' (bottom left); Heuchera 'Velvet Night' (bottom right) by tesselaarusa, via Flickr

I think a shorter and sparse arrangement of dried lavender arranged is much better than a large one.

Hardy Verbena Easy-Care, No-Mow Carpet Weaves a thick, luxurious mat of foliage just 4 in. high; spreads rapidly. Absolutely loaded with royal purple flowers from early summer to frost—provides a full summer of color. Prefers full sun. Potted plants. Zones 5-9. This plant attracts butterflies.

"Blue annual lobelia is so easy to grow. It likes to be watered everyday. Its easy to grow from seed but faster to just go ahead and buy a flat of bedding plants.It goes all summer !" Thanks Kerry & Kaye

Catmint Blue Carpet - Don't spend big bucks on ground cover plants--one packet of Blue Carpet offers you all the coverage you need, quickly and permanently!

Better Homes & Gardensfrom Better Homes & Gardens

Small-Garden Plans and Ideas

Bird and Butterfly Garden

Allium ‘Millenium’ is a versatile perennial for a sunny garden because of its compact upright habit and resistance to all types of pests. It is also drought tolerant and loved by butterflies and bees. Though the fragrant blooms are very attractive in midsummer, the seed heads are the real floral feature. They last for several months, providing interest in the garden until late winter.

Buy affordable Blue Chip Butterfly Bush trees at blooms mid summer to fall

Garden Gate eNotesfrom Garden Gate eNotes

Butterfly garden

Butterfly garden | Garden Gate A- Arborvitae B- Butterfly Bush C- Zinnia D- Goldenrod ( substitute Marigolds) E- Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)