Plants for Hummingbirds

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  • Monarda didyma ‘Cambridge Scarlet’ Beebalm, Oswego tea

    Whorls of scarlet tubes and bracts

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Whorls of scarlet tubes and bracts crown 3′ tall, square stems in July and August.

    Size: 3-4' x spreading
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Grow in an open location to prevent powdery mildew. Deer resistant. Walnut toxicity resistant.
    Native: Upstate NY
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

    Didyma refers to paired stamens. Oswego Indians taught colonists how to make tea from the dried leaves. Colonists in turn showed John Bartram who sent Beebalm to Peter Collinson in England, in whose garden it grew in 1744. Widely used during the American Revolution as a substitute for tea. Gertrude Jeykll recommended the cultivated variety ‘Cambridge Scarlet’ in 1908.

  • Nicotiana langsdorffii Langsdorff’s tobacco Z 10-11, grow as annual in colder areas

    Pendulous Granny Smith apple colored, tube-shaped flowers in summer through fall.

    $5.25/pot

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    Pendulous Granny Smith apple colored, tube-shaped flowers, summer through fall.

    Size: 2-3’ x 6”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Chile and Brazil
    Wildlife Value: attract hummingbirds
    Awards: England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.

    Nicotiana langsdorfii introduced in 1819.  The genus name nicotiana named after John Nicot who introduced smoking tobacco to Europe. Langsdorfii named to honor  Russian naturalist Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff, Baron de Langsdorff ( 1774 -1852), Russian consul general in Brazil and leader of Langsdorff Expedition of Brazil, 1826-1829.

  • Paeonia lactiflora Buckeye Belle Z 3-8

    Semi-double, velvety blossoms of the deepest red, almost chocolate, with large outer petals surrounding narrow inner petals sprinkled with sparkling golden staminodes.  

    $19.95/bareroot

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    Semi-double, velvety blossoms of the deepest red, almost chocolate, with large outer petals surrounding narrow inner petals sprinkled with sparkling golden staminodes.

     

    Size: 18-24” x 24-30”
    Care: Full sun or part shade in most, well-drained soil
    Wildlife Value: Deer and Rabbit resistant, attracts butterflies & hummingbirds, great cut flower
    Awards: American Peony Society Gold Medal, American Peony Society Award for Landscape Merit

    Hybridized in the USA in 1956 by Walter Mains

  • Papaver orientale ‘Beauty of Livermere’ Z 3-9

    Glossy fire engine red petals with black heart in June.

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    Scarlet, tissue-thin petals surround a purple blotch at the base highlighted with purple stamens

    Size: 3' x 2'
    Care: sun in well-drained soil. Foliage dies back in summer & reemerges in the cool autumn.
    Wildlife Value: Attracts hummingbirds, bees & butterflies. Deer & rabbit resistant.

    This red selection listed in Matineau’s book 1910