Hummingbird Attracting Collection for the East and Midwest

 

Enjoy watching hummingbirds flit from flower to flower all summer long with this hummingbird attracting collection for the east and midwest. Also, very attractive to butterflies. Best suited for growing conditions with average moisture and part sun/part shade. Choice of 5 or 15 plants. Save $5-$15 off the single plant price.

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer
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SKU HBLUTXX

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Hummingbird Attracting Collection for the east and midwest will provide ample nectar to draw hummingbirds (and butterflies!) to your garden all season. These plants are perfectly suited for gardens that get an average amount of moisture and part sun/part shade conditions. Two sizes are available - 5 plants (1 of each) and 15 plants (3 of each): Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed), Agastache Blue Blazes, Monarda Fireball (Beebalm), Silene regia (Royal Catchfly), Aquilegia Red Hobbit (Red Hobbit Columbine). We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes. Save $5-$15 off the single plant price.
Associated SKUs
HBLUTXX
HBLUT05 (Collection of 5)
HBLUT15 (Collection of 15)
Common Name Hummingbird Attracting Collection for the East and Midwest
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Pink, Red, Blue
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips for Growing Bee Balm

Bee Balm (Mondarda) is a showy and vigorous old-fashioned garden perennial that blooms in summer. Bee Balm is, as the name suggests, “bee friendly,” deer resistant and will attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. The varieties we carry are highly resistant to powdery mildew.

  • Plant Bee Balm in full sun (or part shade in hot summer climates).
  • This plant enjoys moist and fertile garden soil.
  • Mulch and water regularly. Water Bee Balm if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
  • Fertilize once annually in fall or spring with a top dressing mixture of Yum Yum Mix and compost.
  • Divide the plants in fall every few years to keep them vigorous.

If you have particularly challenging gardening conditions (hot humid summers, periodic drought, or cold winters--as low as USDA zone 4), we recommend planting Mondarda fistulosa or Monarda 'Peter's Purple' (USDA zone 6) which grow easily in most soil types, including clay. The cold hardy zone 4 varieties are excellent for fall planting.


Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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