Plants For The Southeast

Rose Milkweed (Asclepias)

Plants For The Southeast

These plants will perform well in the Southeastern US, specifically in high rainfall areas that experience prolonged and seasonally extreme summer heat and humidity combined with hot nighttime temperatures. These areas include the Deep South, Florida and the Gulf Coast, including Eastern Texas (a line from Laredo east through San Antonio, Austin, College Station and Nacogdoches).

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Rose Milkweed (Asclepias)

Plants For The Southeast

These plants will perform well in the Southeastern US, specifically in high rainfall areas that experience prolonged and seasonally extreme summer heat and humidity combined with hot nighttime temperatures. These areas include the Deep South, Florida and the Gulf Coast, including Eastern Texas (a line from Laredo east through San Antonio, Austin, College Station and Nacogdoches).

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  1. Phenomenal Lavender Plant,  Lavandula intermedia Phenomenal field

    Phenomenal French Hybrid Lavender (Lavandula intermedia ‚Phenomenal‚ PP24193) is a French hybrid lavender notable for its outstanding cold hardiness and tolerance to heat...

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    Phenomenal Lavender Phenomenal Lavender Lavandula intermedia Phenomenal PP#24,193
    As low as $15.99 Sale $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Phenomenal French Hybrid Lavender (Lavandula intermedia 'Phenomenal' PP24193) is a French hybrid lavender notable for its outstanding cold hardiness and tolerance to heat and high humidity. The plants grow into a beautiful mounded shape, with purple flowers on tall stems in mid-summer.
  2. Silver Artemisia Powis Castle, Artemisia Powis Castle, Silver Sage by customer Mike D

    Powis Castle is a superb foliage plant with finely textured silver-gray foliage and an attractive mounding habit. Use this plant to accentuate ornamental grasses and other perennials...

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    Powis Castle Artemisia Powis Castle Silver Sage Artemisia Powis Castle
    As low as $10.99 Sale $8.79
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Powis Castle is a superb foliage plant with finely textured silver-gray foliage and an attractive mounding habit. Use this plant to accentuate ornamental grasses and other perennials with differently colored foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  3. Blue and Purple Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet, Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet, Munstead Violet English Lavender

    This HCG introduction is a selection of English lavender has some of the darkest colored flowers you‚ll ever see making it a stand-out in your garden! Faster growing than other...

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    Munstead Violet English Lavender Munstead Violet English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet
    As low as $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    This HCG introduction is a selection of English lavender has some of the darkest colored flowers you'll ever see making it a stand-out in your garden! Faster growing than other dark colored Lavender selections like 'Hidcote'.
  4. Rose Swamp Milkweed

    Rose Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a showy pink blooming Asclepias species that is a food plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars and a nectar source for adult butterflies. Also...

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    Rose Swamp Milkweed Rose Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Rose Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a showy pink blooming Asclepias species that is a food plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars and a nectar source for adult butterflies. Also known as Swamp Milkweed, it grows best in moist or wet soils.
  5. Asclepias syriaca, common milkweed

    Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed) is a gorgeous plant that produces purple/pink flower clusters that wildflower gardeners love and spreads quickly. This native perennial is a prima...

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    Common Milkweed Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed) is a gorgeous plant that produces purple/pink flower clusters that wildflower gardeners love and spreads quickly. This native perennial is a primary food source for the Monarch butterfly providing large leaves for caterpillars and big pink globe-like flowers that provide nectar for the adult butterflies. Planting it will help to support Monarch populations. Perennial.
  6. Delosperma cooperi, Cooper's Hardy Ice Plant

    Delosperma cooperi (Coopers Hardy Ice Plant) is covered with large magenta-pink flowers for much of the summer. A perfect groundcover where easy-care, high color is on the wish-list....

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    Cooper's Hardy Ice Plant Cooper's Hardy Ice Plant Delosperma cooperi
    As low as $7.99 Sale $6.39
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Delosperma cooperi (Coopers Hardy Ice Plant) is covered with large magenta-pink flowers for much of the summer. A perfect groundcover where easy-care, high color is on the wish-list. It grows vigorously, creating a succulent carpet of color.
  7. Agastache Kudos™ Gold, Hummingbird Mint, Photo courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.

    Agastache Kudos Gold (Hummingbird Mint or Hyssop) is compact-growing and extremely long-blooming with golden-yellow flowers on short, tidy flower spikes from late spring to September...

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    Kudos™ Gold Agastache Kudos™ Gold Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop) Agastache Kudos™ Gold PP#26,410
    As low as $15.99 Sale $12.79
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Agastache Kudos Gold (Hummingbird Mint or Hyssop) is compact-growing and extremely long-blooming with golden-yellow flowers on short, tidy flower spikes from late spring to September. The nectar-rich tubular-shaped flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds. Kudos Golds yellow flowers are an unusual color for the Agastache family.
  8. Salvia sylvestris Blue Hill Photo Courtesy of Walter's Gardens Inc.

    Blue Hill is a superb selection grown for its late spring display of clear blue flowers held over sturdy compact mounds of green foliage. It is extremely cold hardy, resistant to bro...

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    Blue Hill Salvia Blue Hill Meadow Sage Salvia sylvestris Blue Hill
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Blue Hill is a superb selection grown for its late spring display of clear blue flowers held over sturdy compact mounds of green foliage. It is extremely cold hardy, resistant to browsing deer and rabbits and loves heavy clay soils. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  9. Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote Superior Photo Courtesy of Walter's Gardens Inc

    Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote Superior (Hidcote Superior Lavender) is sweetly fragrant, uniformly compact and blooms with darkly colored lavender-blue flower spikes in late spring....

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    Hidcote Superior English Lavender Hidcote Superior English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote Superior
    As low as $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote Superior (Hidcote Superior Lavender) is sweetly fragrant, uniformly compact and blooms with darkly colored lavender-blue flower spikes in late spring.
  10. Mini Oat Grass, Poa secunda v. juncifolia

    Mini Oat Grass (Poa secunda v. juncifolia) is a Western native grass with blue-green foliage. Seeds emerge on stiff foliage and open up to create pale feathery fronds. In summer dry ...

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    Mini Oat Grass (Poa) Mini Oat Grass Poa secunda v. juncifolia
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Mini Oat Grass (Poa secunda v. juncifolia) is a Western native grass with blue-green foliage. Seeds emerge on stiff foliage and open up to create pale feathery fronds. In summer dry season, grass matures to a warm gold hue. A highly resilient and drought-resistant grass that serves as a host plant for many butterflies, its upright habit and seed textures are a beautiful addition to waterwise landscapes, including high elevations.
  11. Old Man's Bones Stonecrop, Sedum globosum 'Old Man Bones'

    Old Man’s Bones Sedum (Sedum globosum) is an outstanding low-growing sedum with uniquely rounded, chubby leaves held on short spreading stems. Evergreen succulent foliage often...

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    Old Man's Bones Sedum Old Man's Bones Stonecrop Sedum globosum 'Old Man Bones'
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    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    Old Man’s Bones Sedum (Sedum globosum) is an outstanding low-growing sedum with uniquely rounded, chubby leaves held on short spreading stems. Evergreen succulent foliage often develops a bronze tint in summer and flushes shades of purple, pink, red, and bronze over the winter. Perfect for groundcover, rock gardens, edging pathways, and spilling over the edges of raised beds or containers. It blooms in summer with clusters of small, bright yellow, star-shaped flowers.
  12. Achillea Paprika

    ‚Paprika‚ yarrow is an excellent hybrid variety that blooms with large clusters of bright red flowers surrounding a distinctive yellow eye. The flowers mature to pink cre...

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    Paprika Yarrow Paprika Yarrow Achillea Paprika
    As low as $10.99 Sale $8.79
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    'Paprika' yarrow is an excellent hybrid variety that blooms with large clusters of bright red flowers surrounding a distinctive yellow eye. The flowers mature to pink creating a beautiful multi-colored effect in the garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  13. Prairie Gold Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa 'Prairie Gold'

    ‚Prairie Gold‚ Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a beautiful golden-yellow form of this popular native wildflower. This selection is grown from seed collected from a...

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    Prairie Gold Butterfly Weed Prairie Gold Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa 'Prairie Gold'
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    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    'Prairie Gold' Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a beautiful golden-yellow form of this popular native wildflower. This selection is grown from seed collected from a wild population in its Indiana habitat. Grow this special native cultivar to add unexpected color and an interesting conversation starter to your pollinator garden. A 2021 High Country Gardens Introduction.
  14. Swingtown Bearded Iris

    Swingtown Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) hits a home run with exquisitely ruffled, rich royal purple petals. A stunning selection, this sweetly fragrant Iris is a prolific bl...

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    Swingtown Bearded Iris Swingtown Fragrant Bearded Iris Iris germanica Swingtown
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    Swingtown Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) hits a home run with exquisitely ruffled, rich royal purple petals. A stunning selection, this sweetly fragrant Iris is a prolific bloomer that will fill your late-spring garden and cut flower bouquets with saturated color. This pollinator favorite is drought tolerant and deer resistant.
  15. Aster laevis Bluebird Closeup Courtesy of Mt. Cuba Center

    Bluebird Smooth Aster (Aster laevis ‚Bluebird‚) covers itself with a profusion of violet-blue flowers that bloom in late summer through fall. It is a highly-rated wildflo...

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    Bluebird Smooth Aster Bluebird Smooth Aster Aster laevis Bluebird
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Bluebird Smooth Aster (Aster laevis 'Bluebird') covers itself with a profusion of violet-blue flowers that bloom in late summer through fall. It is a highly-rated wildflower that attracts all types of native bees and butterflies including migrating Monarchs.
  16. Honeysong Pink New England Aster, Aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae Honeysong Pink

    Honeysong Pink New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-anglie) announces fall with an abundance of lovely pink, golden-centered flowers. Standing tall, it is a perfect solution for a...

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    Honeysong Pink New England Aster Honeysong Pink New England Aster Aster (Symphyotrichum) novae-angliae 'Honeysong Pink'
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    Honeysong Pink New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-anglie) announces fall with an abundance of lovely pink, golden-centered flowers. Standing tall, it is a perfect solution for adding height to the back of the perennial border. A pollinator favorite, this easy to grow native cultivar will bloom from late summer well into fall, filling the garden with late season color and visiting pollinators.
  17. Agastache Kudos™ Ambrosia, Hummingbird Mint Hyssop, Photo courtesy of TERRA NOVA® Nurseries, Inc.

    Agastache Kudos Ambrosia (Hummingbird Mint Hyssop) is a compact-growing Agastache hybrid, with long-blooming flower spikes in a delightful changing color mix of creamy coconut, pale ...

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    Kudos™ Ambrosia Agastache Kudos™ Ambrosia Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop) Agastache Kudos™ Ambrosia PP#25,614
    As low as $15.99 Sale $12.79
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Agastache Kudos Ambrosia (Hummingbird Mint Hyssop) is a compact-growing Agastache hybrid, with long-blooming flower spikes in a delightful changing color mix of creamy coconut, pale orange and light rose-pink. Blooms early summer through September. Highly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.
  18. FlowerKisser™ Arizona Snow Agastache, Agastache urticifolia Arizona Snow

    FlowerKisser® Arizona Snow Agastache (Agastache urticifolia ‚Alba‚) is a pure white flowered form of mountain hyssop, selected for its exceptional cold hardiness and nec...

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    FlowerKisser™ Arizona Snow Agastache FlowerKisser™ Arizona Snow Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop) Agastache urticifolia Arizona Snow
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    FlowerKisser® Arizona Snow Agastache (Agastache urticifolia 'Alba') is a pure white flowered form of mountain hyssop, selected for its exceptional cold hardiness and nectar-rich flowers. Stunning flowers and fragrant foliage make this a must-have addition to attract native bees and butterflies. Its very upright growth habit make it a wonderful choice for the perennial border. Deer and rabbit resistant. A 2020 High Country Gardens Introduction.
  19. Snow Melt Reblooming Bearded Iris, Iris germanica Snow Melt

    A celebration of the changing seasons, ‘Snow Melt’ Reblooming Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) offers a cool color combination, with snow-white standards tinted blue and blu...

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    Snow Melt Reblooming Bearded Iris Snow Melt Reblooming Bearded Iris Iris germanica Snow Melt
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    A celebration of the changing seasons, ‘Snow Melt’ Reblooming Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) offers a cool color combination, with snow-white standards tinted blue and blue-violet falls delicately edged in white. With a sweet fragrance, elegant flowers bloom from May to June, and then again in late summer. At 34 inches tall, these stately Irises will add vertical interest with their strap-like foliage and eye-catching blooms. Drought-tolerant and easy-to-grow, ‘Snow Melt’s striking colors add a perfect touch of drama to your garden.
  20. Smith Rock Bearded Iris, Iris germanica Smith Rock

    With breathtaking bitone blooms, ‘Smith Rock’ Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is named for Smith Rock State Park in Oregon. Picture sunrise in the mountains, when tall...

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    Smith Rock Bearded Iris Smith Rock Bearded Iris Iris germanica Smith Rock
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    With breathtaking bitone blooms, ‘Smith Rock’ Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is named for Smith Rock State Park in Oregon. Picture sunrise in the mountains, when tall, jagged rock faces have a golden glow, contrasting against dawn’s streaked purple sky. Golden orange standards are set off by deep violet falls edged with buff and blazing red-orange beards. Not to be missed, this tall, majestic beauty will create a focal point in the late spring garden.
  21. Coral Glow Texas Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora Coral Glow PP#29,626

    This new cultivar of Texas Yucca blooms all summer with six-foot tall spikes of glowing coral-orange flowers. A cross between a yellow and red flowered variety, Hesperaloe parviflora...

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    Coral Glow Texas Yucca (Hesperaloe) Coral Glow Texas Yucca Hesperaloe parviflora Coral Glow PP#29,626
    As low as $13.99 Sale $12.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    This new cultivar of Texas Yucca blooms all summer with six-foot tall spikes of glowing coral-orange flowers. A cross between a yellow and red flowered variety, Hesperaloe parviflora Coral Glow PP#29,626 has been an outstanding performer.
  22. Monch Frikart's Aster, Aster x frikartii 'Mönch'

    One of the first asters to bloom, Monch Frikart‚s Aster (Aster x frikartii Monch) flowers from mid-summer into fall, with lavender-purple petals surrounding golden-yellow cente...

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    Monch Frikart's Aster Monch Frikart's Aster Aster x frikartii 'Mönch'
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    One of the first asters to bloom, Monch Frikart's Aster (Aster x frikartii Monch) flowers from mid-summer into fall, with lavender-purple petals surrounding golden-yellow centers. This easy to grow hybrid is mildew resistant. Once established, Asters are drought-tolerant, vigorous, long-lived perennials that provide an important source of and late-season food for pollinators.
  23. Walker's Deep Blue Catmint (Nepeta)

    Walker‚s Deep Blue Catmint (Nepeta) is just like ‚Walker‚s Low‚--long blooming and easily grown--but with noticeably darker blue flowers....

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    Walker's Deep Blue Nepeta Walker's Deep Blue Catmint Nepeta Walker's Deep Blue
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    Walker's Deep Blue Catmint (Nepeta) is just like 'Walker's Low'--long blooming and easily grown--but with noticeably darker blue flowers.
  24. Florentine Silk Bearded Iris

    Florentine Silk Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) arrives in late-spring with exquisite peach-pink standards over soft lavender-purple falls edged in dusky plum. The deep orange beards a...

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    Florentine Silk Bearded Iris Florentine Silk Bearded Iris Iris germanica Florentine Silk
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    Florentine Silk Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) arrives in late-spring with exquisite peach-pink standards over soft lavender-purple falls edged in dusky plum. The deep orange beards and throat are the perfect complement to this award-winning flower. An outstanding cultivar, with huge 6-8 inch flowers, it’s a perfect choice for the perennial bed. A deer resistant pollinator favorite.
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