Plants for Hummingbirds

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  • Penstemon strictus Rocky Mountain penstemon Z 3-8

    Spikes of deep purplish-red bells in summer

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Spikes of deep purplish-red bells in summer.  Great cut flower

    Size: 30" x 24"
    Care: Full sun in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant
    Native: Wyoming to Arizona
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds

    Penstemon is named for its five stamens, penta meaning five and stemon meaning stamen in Greek. Strictus means “erect.” This species introduced before 1884.

  • Penstemon tubaeflorus Great Plains Beardtongue 4-8

    Spikes of ivory bell-shaped blossoms in early summer.

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    Spikes of ivory bell-shaped blossoms in early summer.  One of the most reliable, long lived penstemons.

    Size: 36"x 15"
    Care: Full sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Central Plains N., S. to TX & NE to Maine, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds and butterflies

    Penstemon is named for its five stamens, penta meaning five and stemon meaning stamen in Greek.  Collected by Englishman Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859) who searched entire No. American continent – parts of Canada, from New England west to Oregon, the South, Midwest, the Plains, the S.E., California & Hawaii, finding hundreds of new plants.

  • Phlox carolina ‘Miss Lingard’ Wedding phlox Z 5-8

    bridal white blossoms with pink eyes

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    True to its common name, this 3′ tall selection bears bridal white blossoms with pink eyes from June into August

    Size: 4' x 18"
    Care: full sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil, resistant to powdery mildew
    Native: Cultivar of native in eastern and central U.S.
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

    Phlox is Greek meaning “flame.” The species carolina in gardens before 1889 and cultivar ‘Miss Lingard’ before 1905.

  • Phlox divaricata Wild sweet William Z 3-8

    lavender or white flowers in spring

    $8.25/bareroot

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    lavender or white flowers in spring

    Size: 14” x 20”
    Care: part shade in moist, well-drained soil.
    Native: Canada to New England, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds
    Awards: Received England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.

    Phlox is Greek meaning “flame.” 1st introduced to gardens by John Bartram. Grown in American gardens since 1746. Recommended by Gertrude Jekyll, mother of mixed perennial borders, in 1908.