Plants for Hummingbirds

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  • Dicentra spectablis Bleeding Heart Z 3-9

    dangling dark pink heart-shaped blossoms

    $11.25/bareroot

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    From May through June legendary dangling, dark pink, heart-shaped blossoms along 3′ tall sprays. One of the best spring perennials for shade.

    Size: 36" x 18"
    Care: Part shade to shade, moist to moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant.
    Native: China & Japan
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds

    Dicentra derived from Greek dis meaning “two” and kentros meaning “spurs” because the flowers have two spurs. Spectabilis means “worthy of notice.” A favorite garden plant in China for centuries before its discovery by Europeans. Plant hunter Robert Fortune found it growing on the Island of Chusan and sent it to the Horticultural Society of London in 1846. By 1866 the Bleeding Heart was available in America.

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

  • Digitalis ferruguina Rusty foxglove Z 4-7

    Magestic, mottled rusty bells with brown speckled throats

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    Magestic, mottled rusty bells with brown speckled throats clothe the spike in mid summer

    Size: 4-5' x 18"
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant
    Native: Southern Europe and Balkans
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds
    Awards: England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit. Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden Great Plant Pick.

    This species in garden cultivation since at least the 1590’s. In early 1900’s Liberty Hyde Bailey called foxgloves: “old-fashioned and dignified… The word ‘fox’ is often said to be a corruption of ‘folk,’ meaning the ‘little folk’ or fairies.” Foxgloves reputedly had the power to ward off witches and return children kidnapped by fairies.

  • Digitalis grandiflora Yellow foxglove Z 3-8

    spires of buttermilk yellow bells with brown spots inside

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Early to midsummer spires of buttermilk yellow bells with brown spots inside, dress the flower spike

    Size: 36" x 18"
    Care: Part sun, moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant.
    Native: Europe to Siberia and south to Turkey
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds

    The word ‘fox’ is said to be a corruption of ‘folk,’ meaning the ‘little folk’ or fairies.  Foxgloves reputedly had the power to ward off witches and return children kidnapped by fairies. This species common in Elizabethan cottage gardens, 1590’s.

  • Digitalis lutea Straw foxglove Z 3-9

    creamy yellow, small bells encircle the flower spike

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Midsummer, creamy yellow, small bells encircle the flower spike on this perennial.

    Size: 24" x 12"
    Care: Part shade in moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant
    Native: Central Europe south to NW Africa
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds

    Liberty Hyde Bailey called foxgloves: “old-fashioned and dignified… The word ‘fox’ is often said to be a corruption of ‘folk,’ meaning the ‘little folk’ or fairies.”  Foxgloves reputedly had the power to ward off witches and return children kidnapped by fairies. D. lutea is mentioned in Gerard’s Herball (1632.)