Anise Hyssop - Agastache foeniculum. This is a supremely wonderful Butterfly, Bee & Hummingbird plant. Spikes of fragrant, lavender coloured flowers are edible and ornamental. Try them fresh in fruit salad or dry them with the leaves for a minty-licorice flavoured herb tea. Easy to grow branching plants will reach one metre or more and flower from mid- summer through fall. Thrives in full sun in well-drained soil and will self-seed freely. Deer resistant for those of you with gardens ne..
Perennials of color. Russell's Mix is one of the most decorative perennial plants thanks to its tall stalks bearing large flowers in a number of brilliant colors. Shades of pink, bronze, rose, red and blue look gorgeous in a fresh cut bouquet or in your garden. Low maintenance plant.
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias Tuberosa). This North American native has clusters of orange-red flowers that attract variety of butterflies, including the treasured Monarch. A perennial (to zone 4) growing 18 to 36" tall, it requires well-drained soil and prefers full sun. The wind will carry the fluffy seeds great distances. Wintersow in a cold frame, or cold moist stratify for 4 weeks in moistened sand, then germinate warm.
How To Grow
Sow seed indoors in ..
Common Milkweed produces a profusion of sweet-scented lavender flowers in mid-summer and is the mandatory food source for the caterpillars of the Monarch butterfly who feast on the leaves. Growing well in any well-drained soil, it does spread rapidly by rhizomes so it is best planted in a large area with other wildflowers and native grasses. Grow Common Milkweed this year to attract Monarchs to your garden!
How To Grow
Naturally stratify seed by sowing directly outdoors in the..