Sedum spathulifolium

Chalky white foliage emits a balsam-raspberry fragrance on warm, sunny days. Yellow blooms appear in summer, but are not the main attraction. This hardy perennial prefers full to part sun in well drained soil. 6” tall by 24” wide.

Gaura lindheimeri

Gaura is a tender perennial (zones 6-9) that blooms all summer. Prefers full sun. Allow soil to dry between thorough waterings. Gaura provides a background plant for the garden that gives the impression of butterflies flitting in the breeze. The blooms have earned it the common name of Whirling Butterflies. Other common names include Bee Blossom. A tap rooted perennial, the plants are drought tolerant once established, and consequently, little care of gaura is needed.  Height is 12-18” and 14-16” wide.

Epimedium X ‘Pink Champagne’

Epimedium is a great plant for dry shade. It is a spring bloomer and may be evergreen. With airy looking flowers with white spurs and raspberry centers and mottled leaves Pink Champagne is a looker. Epimedium will grow under large trees. Height is18-24” and 24-36” wide, shade to part shade. Epimedium is also known as barrenwort, bishop’s hat, fairy wings, and horny goat weed. Species can be either deciduous or evergreen and the majority have four-parted “spider-like” flowers.

Foeniculum vulgare

Grown for ornamental and culinary uses, Fennel has a soft nutty anise flavor. Host plant for the Black Swallowtail butterfly. A highly aromatic perennial herb, Fennel is widely cultivated for its edible, licorice-flavored leaves and seeds. The variety ‘Purpureum,’ also known as Bronze Fennel, has dark, smoky foliage that’s very attractive in perennial borders or annual containers, where it adds a soft, airy, somewhat mysterious look. You may want to keep plants from blooming so they won’t reseed. However, the yellow flower heads are pretty. Certain swallowtail butterflies like Fennel as a food source for their caterpillars, who won’t eat much and are fun to watch as they grow. Remove spent flower stems to prevent an oversupply of seedlings. Grows in full sun, height 5-6’, and blooms July-Aug.


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