Hummingbird Attracting Collection for the West

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!
Zones6 - 9
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Bloom TimeLate spring through early fall
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SKUHC017232

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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Hummingbird Attracting Collection for the west will provide ample nectar to draw hummingbirds to your garden all season. These plants are perfectly suited for western gardens. Two sizes available - 5 plants (1 of each) or 15 plants (3 of each): Penstemon barbatus Elfin Pink, Agastache cana Rosita, Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers, Penstemon mexicali Red Rocks, Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink. Cold hardy through zone 5b, but you must mulch the Salvia greggii in fall while it gets established. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.
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Associated SKUsHC017232
Common Name
Hummingbird Attracting Collection for the West
Zones
6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Red
Bloom Time
Late spring through early fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Native
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

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

  1. Provide a fast draining soil that's naturally low in fertility, Don't plant into clay soils.
  2. Plant in full hot sun.
  3. Just a few handfuls of compost in the planting hole is enough. Don't plant into a rich, highly amended soil..
  4. Fertilize the Agastache just once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
  5. New transplants need regular irrigation their first growing season to establish themselves. Watering can be reduced greatly during the second growing season when the plants have matured.

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.


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.
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