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Early Figwort - Scrophularia lanceolata

Regular price $7.00

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Phonetic: - scroh-fu-LAR-ee-ah lan-see-oh-LAY-tuh

Photos by Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, Bugwood.org

Figworts are nectar-rich plants. One of the best species for attracting butterflies, bees, other insects and birds - especially the Ruby-throated Hummingbird! Both early and late figworts can reach heights over 5 feet. Early Figwort blooms occur between May and July. Rarely available from most nurseries, planting these unique plants will surely bring joy and novelty to any native landscape.

  • Hardiness Zones: 4 - 7
  • Native Northeast Region:  USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Flower Color:  Red
  • Bloom Time:  May, June, July
  • Soil Type:  Moist to Dry
  • Mature Plant Size:  5'H x 3'W
  • Plant Spacing:  2' - 3'
  • Host Plant: 
  • Attracts:  Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, birds
  • Advantages: Deer tolerant, nectar rich
  • Landscape Uses: Butterfly and Hummingbird gardens, cottage garden, perennial border
  • Companion Plants: Late Figwort, Native Bergamot, Ohio Spiderwort, Blanket Flower, Harebell, Purple Coneflower
  • Deer Resistant