Hummingbird Attracting Collection For The East & Midwest

Enjoy watching hummingbirds flit from flower to flower all summer long when you grow our Hummingbird Attracting Collection For The East & Midwest. Boldly colorful blooms provide abundant natural nectar to fuel the flight of hummingbirds, as well as bees and butterflies. This collection features five perennial varieties adaptable to the soil and climate of Eastern and Midwestern states. Collection of 5 plants.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
bee-friendly
Bee Friendly
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Attract Hummingbirds
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Native
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Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
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Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Low-Water
Mature Height Varies:
Red Hobbit Columbine: 12-14" tall
Firefly Coral Bells: 18" tall
Fireball Bee Balm: 15-20" tall
Royal Catchfly (Silene): 24-48" tall
Red Happiness Agastache: 28-32" tall
Mature SpreadVaries:
Red Hobbit Columbine: 12" wide
Firefly Coral Bells: 15" wide
Fireball Bee Balm: 18-20" wide
Royal Catchfly (Silene): 15" wide
Red Happiness Agastache: 15-18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer
Shipping DetailsShipping begins the week of February 20th, 2023 Learn More…
SKUHC017225

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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Our Hummingbird Attracting Collection For The East & Midwest will provide ample nectar to draw hummingbirds to your garden. Once hummingbirds find a reliable nectar source in your garden, they will return for years to come. This mix of native and old world perennials are perfectly suited for the unique conditions of gardens in Eastern and Midwestern climates.

Collection of 5 plants:

Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the collection design. No planting map included.

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Associated SKUsHC017225
HC017157 (Collection of 5)
HC017158 (Collection of 15) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Hummingbird Attracting Collection For The East & Midwest
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
Varies:
Red Hobbit Columbine: 12-14" tall
Firefly Coral Bells: 18" tall
Fireball Bee Balm: 15-20" tall
Royal Catchfly (Silene): 24-48" tall
Red Happiness Agastache: 28-32" tall
Mature Spread
Varies:
Red Hobbit Columbine: 12" wide
Firefly Coral Bells: 15" wide
Fireball Bee Balm: 18-20" wide
Royal Catchfly (Silene): 15" wide
Red Happiness Agastache: 15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attract Hummingbirds, Native, Rabbit Resistant
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips for Growing Bee Balm

Bee Balm (Monarda) 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.


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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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 15th, 2023
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 15th, 2023
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 15th, 2023
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 24th, 2023
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 10th, 2023
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 20th, 2023
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of February 27th, 2023
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 20th, 2023
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 20th, 2023

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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