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  • SWEET EMOTION® Abelia

    Make spring even sweeter with Sweet Emotion® abelia! It’s not like any other abelia: hardy to USDA zone 4, with mid-spring flowers that give off the most intoxicating jasmine scent. Deep pink buds open to reveal white and pink flowers. They attract butterflies and make a very nice cut flower. In autumn, foliage turns a nice orange color. Grow this very special abelia as a hedge or specimen, or include it in your flower garden.

    Why grow Sweet Emotion abelia?

    • Hardy and heat tolerant: thrives in USDA zone 4 through 8
    • Mid-late spring blooms have a powerful jasmine-like fragrance
    • Deer resistant and durable

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    LEGEND OF THE FALL® Bottlebrush

    Demand more from your fall color display with Legend of the Fall® fothergilla! It lights up with every gorgeous hue a leaf can be, starting with purples and reds, intensifying to oranges and yellows. Happily, it’s not just a one note plant. Its fragrant white flowers in spring are the ideal way to welcome the season, and provide sustenance to pollinators as they wake up or migrate back to the area. A rather neat habit makes this plant easy to work into your landscape or garden. Like other fothergilla, it may put out some suckers, but these can be easily controlled by pulling, cutting, or severing with a sharp spade. Plant in sun, shade, or anywhere in between, but fall color will be most vivid in spots that get at least some sun each day.

    Why grow Legend of the Fall® bottlebrush?

    • Super low maintenance
    • Spring pollinator plant
    • Quite shade tolerant

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  • ‘Miss Molly’ Butterfly Bush

    Bring in the drama with ‘Miss Molly’ butterfly bush! Its large, but not too large, habit is filled with dark, sangria-red flowers all throughout the summer. If you’re a fan of butterfly bushes, this is the closest to red you’ve probably ever seen! And if you happen to live in the south, the red color may be even more pronounced. This butterfly bush is non-invasive, so you’ll get to enjoy all the blooms and the pollinators without worrying one bit.

    Why grow ‘Miss Molly’ butterfly bush?

    • Dark pink coloring
    • Useful full habit
    • Super tough landscape performance

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  • ‘Miss Pearl’ Butterfly Bush

    White flowering plants are quite versatile. They can provide a backdrop for other flower colors or shine at night when the light of the moon touches them. Whatever your goal is, ‘Miss Pearl’ butterfly bush is ready to deliver. Its blooms arrive in profusion and stand out beautifully against the dark green, matte foliage. With its non-invasive status, you can simply plant and enjoy.

    Why grow ‘Miss Pearl’ butterfly bush?

    • Long bloom time
    • Useful full habit
    • Super tough landscape performance

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    ‘Miss Violet’ Butterfly Bush

    These true purple blooms attract pollinators in droves! Each long spire is packed with little blooms, creating a feast that allows insects to conserve energy and stay in one place. The feeding opportunities don’t stop there! Like other butterfly bushes, each flower opens from the bottom up, meaning that one bloom lasts for over a week. These long lasting blooms result in a floral show that spans from June to October! And not a single one of those blooms will result in a seedling, so you can plant ‘Miss Violet’ anywhere you’d like knowing that it will stay put. A more compact habit than the typical butterfly bush also helps with placement. Its 4-5′ tall and wide frame is snug, but not overwhelming in the middle of the border.

    Why grow ‘Miss Violet’ butterfly bush?

    • Rich purple coloring
    • Long feeding time for pollinators
    • Super tough landscape performance

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  • PUGSTER® Amethyst Butterfly Bush

    A smaller habit, but not smaller blooms. Pugster® Amethyst buddleia is bursting with massive pale purple blooms non-stop from early summer through frost. Each tiny flower has a yellow-orange eye in the center, acting as a bullseye for pollinators and adding handsome detail to its overall appearance. Thanks to thick, sturdy stems, the Pugster® series offers vastly improved hardiness and winter survival over other types of dwarf butterfly bush.

    Why grow Pugster® Amethyst buddleia?

    • Impressive bloom size
    • Impactful dark blue coloring
    • Very low maintenance

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    PUGSTER BLUE® Butterfly Bush

    A smaller habit, but not smaller blooms. Pugster Blue® buddleia has the same impact as a full size plant, but with a much smaller footprint. You’ll love how its massive dark blue blooms (measuring up to six inches long) decorate the stocky habit. Each bloom pops up, almost like a firework. Its quirky habit cheers up the border, makes a fun low hedge, or integrates easily into a pollinator garden. After it’s established, it is extraordinarily drought tolerant and doesn’t need any deadheading to bloom from summer straight through to frost. You’ll only need to give it a quick trim in spring to encourage that vigorous new growth each season. Pugster Blue butterfly bush is a Blue Ribbon Winner for performance in the University of California low irrigation landscape trials.

    Why grow Pugster Blue buddleia?

    • Impressive bloom size
    • Impactful dark blue coloring
    • Very low maintenance

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  • PUGSTER PERIWINKLE® Butterfly Bush

    A smaller habit, but not smaller blooms. Pugster Periwinkle® butterfly bush has full sized blooms that arch elegantly upward and outward from its stocky habit. Its flowers are a cool medium purple, not too light, not too dark. This shade helps unite multiple shades of purple across a garden bed and creates the perfect base for spaces with cool color palettes. Its compact habit fits in nicely at the front of the border, looks lovely as thriller in a container display, makes a tough low hedge or edging for walkways, and more!

    Why grow Pugster Periwinkle® butterfly bush?

    • Abundant blooms
    • Attracts pollinators
    • Tough landscape performance

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    PUGSTER PINKER™ Butterfly Bush

    A smaller habit, but not smaller blooms. Meet Pugster Pinker™ butterfly bush blooms non-stop from early summer through frost with very rich pink flowers. Each tiny bloom has a bright orange eye in the center, a detail humans love and pollinators appreciate. This shocking pink little show belongs at the front of the border, in containers, or even as a fabulous little hedge along your walkway. It offers summer long cheer in a low maintenance package.

    Why grow Pugster Pinker® butterfly bush?

    • Large blooms
    • Compact habit
    • Tough landscape performance

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  • PUGSTER WHITE® Butterfly Bush

    Full sized blooms on a dwarf plant! Thick stems give it better winter hardiness.

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    SUGAR SHACK® Buttonbush

    Buttonbush is an excellent native plant for wet, even boggy, sites. Its perfectly round, fragrant flowers support pollinator populations and delight gardeners who enjoy a bit of whimsy. However, the original was just really big. Much larger than most folks could fit in their gardens! Sugar Shack® was selected for its naturally compact habit – it is about half the size of typical buttonbush. It also has showy red fruit in the fall rather than the typical green fruit. It makes a lovely addition to manicured and wild landscapes alike.

    Why grow Sugar Shack buttonbush?

    • Plentiful summer blooms for pollinators
    • Compact habit
    • Native to North America

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  • ‘Sweet Summer Love’ Clematis

    It’s a non-invasive version of sweet autumn clematis with fragrant, cranberry-violet blooms. It starts blooming about a month earlier than other varieties, and will continue to flower through the summer. It is very easy to grow.

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  • BLACK LACE® Elderberry

    This cutleaf elderberry has the color and texture of Japanese maple, but is much more adaptable. The pink flowers will produce black fruit in fall that can be used for jams or wine, or left for songbirds to enjoy. This durable plant can be used as a specimen in mixed borders or Rain gardens. If cut back in early spring it can be used like a perennial for foliage interest (flowers appear on old wood.) This adaptable plant will tolerate clay soils, black walnut, and occasional dry conditions. It is deer-resistant.

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  • LACED UP® Elderberry

    You’ve never seen an elderberry like Laced Up® before: it combines a striking fastigiate habit with lacy, near-black foliage. The effect is something like a flock of birds taking flight. Pink flowers in early summer turn to black fruit if a pollinator like Black Lace® or Instant Karma® elderberry is planted nearby.

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  • LEMONY LACE® Elderberry

    Super detailed leaves and eye-catching coloring give Lemony Lace elderberry undeniable landscape presence. Its foliage groups in interesting ways, giving the plant an irregular mounded habit. This rather elegant irregularity is highlighted by the different colors the foliage takes on at different stages of maturity. It emerges a pretty burgundy in early spring, turns to lemony yellow, and softens to chartreuse or lime green depending on the sun exposure it receives.

    Aesthetically, it can easily slip into any garden style, perhaps a Japanese-style garden, mimicking a carefully trimmed maple or a tropical-style garden that celebrates bright colors. Its care is just as easy to manage. Leave it alone, and it’ll produce white flowers in spring and red berries by fall. Cut it down each spring, and it will act as a sort of perennial. Practically speaking, it’s resistant to sunburn, deer, and black walnut! Giving you the confidence you need to plant it even in the trickiest spots.

    Why grow Lemony Lace elderberry?

    • Fabulous color throughout the growing season
    • Tough landscape performance
    • Fine texture perfect for contrasting with other plants
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