Plants for Hummingbirds

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  • Delphinium x formosum ‘Belladonna’ Garland delphinium Z 4-8

    June & repeat in September pale sky blue graceful, short spikes

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    June & repeat in September pale sky blue graceful, short spikes

    Size: 2- 3’ x 12”
    Care: Sun well-drained soil. Do not cut back in fall. Delphiniiums have hollow stems where moisture will collect and kill the plant (crown rot) over winter.

    Delphinium, named by Dioscorides, is Greek for “dolphin.” In 1597 Gerard wrote that the Delphinium leaf paralyzed scorpions and all venomous beasts. D. x formosum called “the finest garden hybrid” of the early 19th century. It was “raised by Mr. G. Moore, a nurseryman of East Dereham, Norfolk.” George Phillips, (1933). ‘Belladonna’ hybridized in 1800’s as cutting flowers. Blooms last long in the vase. In the July 1872 issue of “the Garden” Wm. Robinson called this “too seldom seen” and “a great ornament.”

  • Dianthus carthusianorum Clusterhead Pink

    Deep reddish pink flowers atop wiry stems from June until frost

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Rosy carmine pink flowers atop wiry stems from June until frost

    Size: 16" x 8"
    Care: Full sun moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Deer resistant & drought tolerant
    Native: Central and southern Europe
    Wildlife Value: attract hummingbirds

    Clusterhead pink may have come into gardens with the Carthusian monks in the 1100’s. American gardens since 1800’s.

  • Dicentra eximia Fringed bleeding heart Z 4-8

    May to October, dangling rose pink heart-shaped panicles

    $8.25/pot

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    May to October,  dangling rose pink heart-shaped panicles.  Shade flower that blooms all summer- what could be better?

    Size: 10” x 8”
    Care: Part shade, moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Mountains from New York to Georgia
    Wildlife Value: Nectar source for hummingbirds & White swallowtail butterfly.

    Dicentra derived from Greek dis meaning two and kentros meaning spurs. Introduced to gardens by John Bartram in mid-1700’s.   Recommended by Gertrude Jekyll, mother of mixed perennial borders, in 1908.

    **LISTED AS OUT OF STOCK BECAUSE WE DO NOT SHIP THIS ITEM.  IT IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT OUR RETAIL LOCATION.

  • Dicentra spectablis Alba White bleeding heart Z 3-9

    Dangling alabaster, heart shaped blossoms

    $11.25/bareroot

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    May – June classic sprays of dangling alabaster, heart shaped blossoms. One of the best.

    Size: 36" x 18"
    Care: Part shade to shade in moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant.
    Native: Japan & China
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds
    Awards: England's Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

    Dicentra derived from Greek dis meaning “two” and kentros meaning “spurs” because the flowers have two spurs. Spectabilis means “worthy of notice.” This white form was available by 1877.