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Enjoy watching hummingbirds flit from flower to flower all summer long. This collection is best suited for the dryer growing conditions of the west and full sun. Choice of 5 or 15 plants. Save $5-15 off the single plant price!
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Tips for growing Agastache
Agastache are sun loving plants with aromatic foliage and flowers. They bloom from mid-summer into early fall and are resistant to rabbits and deer.
Agastache need lean, well-drained soils, prefer gravel mulches, and appreciate deep but infrequent watering after their second growing season
To improve winter-hardiness, and encourage re-seeding, leave the stems intact over the winter. In mid-spring, remove old stems just above the new foliage, about 4 or 5 inches above ground level.
If your conditions don't lend themselves to growing Agastache in your garden, they do well planted in containers.
More in-depth guidance for growing Agastache: Agastache Growing Tips, Agastache: Super-Stars of the Perennial World Part 1, and Agastache: Super-Stars of the Perennial World Part II.
Tips for growing Penstemon (Beardtongue)
Penstemon are generally evergreen and have beautiful flowers that are very attractive to hummingbirds. Most varieties are rabbit resistant.
*To keep penstemon that have finely textured or matted evergreen foliage looking their best, you'll want to 'deadhead" them. Shear off the fading flowering spikes just as the plant is going out of flower. Gently bunch the flower spikes together with one hand and cut them off at the point where they go down into the mat of foliage with your clipper in your other hand. Recommended for the following varieties: P. pinifolius types (‘Compactum', ‘Mersea Yellow', ‘Nearly Red', ‘Magdalena Sunshine' and ‘Tall Orange Mix'), as well as Penstemon linarioides v. coloradensis and Penstemon virens ('Blue Lips').
More in-depth guidance for growing Penstemon: Watch our video: How To Plant Penstemon or read articles: Growing Penstemon, Penstemon for the Waterwise Garden, David’s Favorite Plants: Pineleaf Beardtongue, The Beardtongue Family: Penstemania for Penstemon and The Genus Penstemon: The Royalty of American Wildflowers The Genus Penstemon: The Royalty of American Wildflowers (Part 2).
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
This garden keeps going!
from Colorado Springs, CO
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Comments about High Country Gardens Hummingbird Attracting Collection for the West:
I planted this garden two years ago. It's in a strip along the side that gets sun all day and very little water from the sprinklers. I only had one plant that didn't make it after the first summer, but it doesn't matter! I've gotten 8 baby plants this summer. Paying attention to the 'weeds' I'm pulling has allowed me to fill in the empty spots. I've had to start moving new plants to other gardens around my house. Highly recommended! (And I do have a resident hummingbird that loves this garden.)
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from Flagstaff, AZ
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I was disappointed with the size and condition of this collection the moment I opened the box. Three of one kind were obviously not going to make it and I called to report this. I was advised that they might just be dormant and to plant them anyway. I know dormant and I know dead and I mentioned that. Planted them...and they were indeed dead. Not happy! Regarding the rest of the collection, they survived their transplanting and the summer. We'll see if they make it back in the spring.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Good Day Dawn,We are so sorry to hear of your experience! While a lot of our perennials are sent with fresh green growth, some take a while to wake up from the winter. For dormant plants, we make sure they are labeled with a sticker stating "I'm sleeping". If your perennials did not come with this sticker or do not wake up this spring, please let us know. We would never want you to pay for something you never got a chance to fully enjoy! It is because of this, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products. A representative will be reaching out to you via email to discuss your options so you can get the results you paid for! Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-925-9387 Our hours are Monday-Friday 9-5 PM MTHappy Gardening!
(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
While a few of the plants in the collection that I received are different than the plants listed now, this collection is perfection! The penstemon were very slow to start, but after a couple of months they exploded. The agastache and lamb's ear took off from the minute they were planted. I planted the collection in early May and all of the plants were flowering abundantly by the end of June. We've had hummingbirds and butterflies visit our yard regularly. The plants seem to have established quickly and survive on limited rainfall; it's now the end of July and I think I only watered them twice this month.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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