Planting for butterflies and bees

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    A. Trailing lantana (7 plants)
    B. Aster cordifolius 'Cape Cod' (1)
    C. A. c. 'Little Carlow' (1)
    D. 'Mönch' aster (2)
    E. 'Moonshine' yarrow (2)
    F. Dwarf butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii nanhoensis; 1)
    G. 'Midnight' penstemon (2)
    H. 'Sour Grapes' penstemon (1)
    I. Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'; 5)
    J. Pittosporum tobira (1)
    K. 'White Swan' coneflower (1)
    L. Asclepias 'Silky Gold' (4)
    M. Gaura lindheimeri (1)
    N. Asclepias tuberosa (3)
    O. Leather leaf sedge (Carex buchananii; 2)
    P. Creeping thyme (4) 

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You can save a bit of money by buying trailing lantana and thyme in 4-inch pots. Other plants listed are generally sold in 1-gallon cans.

A. Trailing lantana (7 plants)

B. Aster cordifolius 'Cape Cod' (1)

C. A. c. 'Little Carlow' (1)

D. 'Mönch' aster (2)

E. 'Moonshine' yarrow (2)

F. Dwarf butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii nanhoensis; 1)

G. 'Midnight' penstemon (2)

H. 'Sour Grapes' penstemon (1)

I. Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'; 5)

J. Pittosporum tobira (1)

K. 'White Swan' coneflower (1)

L. Asclepias 'Silky Gold' (4)

M. Gaura lindheimeri (1)

N. Asclepias tuberosa (3)

O. Leather leaf sedge (Carex buchananii; 2)

P. Creeping thyme (4)

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