Yellow Giant Hyssop

Yellow Giant Hyssop

Yellow Giant Hyssop grows quickly to reach heights of 3 to 8 feet. The bigger, lower leaves can grow to be as huge as a thick piece of bread. And, depending on the plant’s age and general height, its bloom spike can be up to 16 inches long! The creamy tiny blooms that gather together…

Swamp Rose Mallow
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Swamp Rose Mallow

Swamp Rose Mallow, known as hibiscus moscheutos, has exotic, oversized flowers that are very striking. There are five overlapping petals, each with a reddish-purple to dark crimson base that forms a sharp contrast with the central eye of the flower. The bloom lasts only 1-2 days, but new flowers open every day over the long…

Rhododendron
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Rhododendron

Rhododendron are highly valued in landscaping. Their gorgeous pink flowers brighten up any location. The flowers also attract bees and the rare bog elfin butterfly (Callophrys lanoraieensis) that drinks its nectar after hatching. They are a remarkable flower because of their explosive, butterfly-like look. Where to Plant In nature, find rhododendron in acid soils and…

Plants that Attract Monarch Butterflies
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Plants that Attract Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterflies are superb pollinators, and if they are fed plants they enjoy, they will pollinate your entire garden. Butterflies require two kinds of plants to survive: host plants and food plants. Plant a monarch butterfly garden because their populations have been progressively dropping in recent decades, mostly due to habitat loss and pesticide usage….

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