A pollinator magnet, this nativar bears deep purple buds and violet blue flowers held on dark calyxes, extending the season of color after the flowers are spent. A long blooming perennial that requires little more than sunshine and good drainage to thrive. Fragrant foliage makes this plant deer resistant.

The perfect perennial to recommend to new gardeners. Checks all the boxes that today's consumers are looking for: pollinator-friendly, low water use, long blooming, winter hardy, and easy to grow in any well-drained soil. Powder blue flower spikes appear above the fragrant, deer resistant foliage.

This shorter selection is extremely long blooming, bearing proportional spikes of vibrant rose purple flowers above the dark bronze foliage; long sales window. Well-adapted to dry, xeric conditions. Attracts hummingbirds and other pollinators but its aromatic foliage keeps deer away. Introduced by: Jelitto

Bearing deep smoky violet blue flowers held on rose purple calyxes, this drought tolerant nativar draws attention on the retail bench and when planted en masse in the landscape. Its dense, upright habit makes an excellent presentation in large containers. A pollinator magnet; aromatic foliage keeps deer away.

This picture-perfect perennial naturally forms a ball-shaped clump of aromatic, bright green foliage topped with a profusion of hot pink and magenta flowers for several months. It attracts pollinators like a magnet but the minty foliage keeps four-legged creatures away. Excellent presentation in containers. Breeder: Walters Gardens

This fragrant, edible selection is both beautiful and useful for making anise tea. Fiery orange flowers appear for many months atop the aromatic, grey-green foliage. Compact in habit, it is a good choice for combination containers and near the front of the border in any well-drained soil. Introduced by: Jelitto