Plants for Hummingbirds

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  • Hemerocallis multiflorus Many-flower daylily in China called duo hua xuan cao Z 4-8

    Elegant, tall, upright sunshine yellow flowers on this species daylily

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    Elegant, tall, upright sunshine yellow flowers on this species daylily.  Grow for its height & unrivaled number of flowers.  Each scape (leafless stem) will produce up to 100 blooms so that this blooms an extraordinary length of time, July-September

    Size: 36-40” x 18-24”
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: openings in forests on hills in province Honan at Ki Kung Shan, China
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds

    This species grown by Rev. C. Woolly Dod in Malpas, Cheshire England in 1880, The Garden, an Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening. Hemerocallis is Greek meaning “flower for a day.”   

  • Hesperaloe parviflora Red Yucca Z 6-9

    Cerise scarlet trumpets up and down the flower spike in summer

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    Cerise scarlet trumpets up and down the flower spike in summer

    Size: 3’ x 5’
    Care: sun moist well-drained to dry soil
    Native: Europe, west & central Asia
    Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Deer and rabbit tolerant,

    Named by Dr. George Engelmann, a German physician and plant fanatic who emigrated to America in the early 1800’s, settling in St. Louis.

  • Heuchera sanguinea Coral bells, Alumroot Z 3-8

    Rosy red bells crown 12" tall wiry stems

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    Tiny, rosy red bells crown 12″ tall wiry stems in May and June. Kidney shaped marbled foliage.

    Size: 12" x 12"
    Care: sun to part shade moist well-drained soil. Tolerates Walnut toxicity.
    Native: Western U.S.- Rocky Mountains
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds

    Heuchera named for Johann Heinrich von Heucher (1677-1747) professor of medicine at Wittenburg University. First named by Dr. George Englemann, Geman physician and avid botanist who immigrated from Germany to St. Louis. Sanguinea refers to the red flower color. Popular in the 1880’s.

  • Hibiscus moscheutos Rose mallow Z 5-10

    Decadent platters of crimson, rose or white

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    Decadent platters of crimson, rose or white with cerise centers in August and September on 6′ tall, very sturdy stalks. Look tropical, but they’re hardy.

    Size: 8' x 3'
    Care: Sun, moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Southern U.S.
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

    One Native American tribe used this plant to cure inflammed bladders. 1st collected by English planthunter Rev. John Banister in colonial Virginia c. 1680.  A gunman mistakenly shot and killed him while he collected plants.  Bloomed for Jefferson at Monticello in July, 1767.