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If you appreciate the wonder that hummingbirds can bring to the garden then you will be sure to appreciate the wide selection of hummingbird plants that we offer here at Almost Eden. Hummingbird Bushes, Hummingbird Plants, Cigar Plants, Porterweeds, Honeysuckles, Salvias and many more excellent nectar producing plants that are sure to bring the motion and beauty of hummingbirds into your garden.

 

African Sky Salvia

Salvia ‘African Sky’ (S. chamelaeagnea x S. scabra)

Tall sturdy branching spikes adorned with tubular, two-lipped, pale sky blue flowers with a slightly darker blue hood are produced from spring or early summer into fall attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. African Sky Salvia is a vigorous, freely flowering, clump-forming, deer and drought resistant, tropical, shrubby perennial with medium green, rough, fragrant foliage perfectly suited to hot sunny sites in well-drained soils. It can be even be grown as a clipped hedge in freeze free, tropical locations. Use African Sky Salvia in containers for an easy care, pollinator attracting plant with a long season of flowering. This is quite different from the similarly named, spring and fall flowering Salvia uliginosa 'African Skies', a selection of Bog Sage. Item# 12552

 

Grows To: 30-36"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Amante Salvia, Sage

Salvia x 'Amante' PPAF PBRAF

Large 2" long bright fuchsia colored tubular flowers emerge from darkly contrasting black calyxes which adorn the black flower spikes of this exciting new cousin of the deservingly popular Amistad Salvia. Amante Salvia or Sage is considered to be a "genetic breakthrough" in the color of the Salvia guaranitica group and this exciting new color offers a bright and bold addition to the pollinator garden, the landscape, and for medium to large containers as a specimen or in combination with filler and spillers. The breeders state that this new 2019 perennial Salvia has the same form and habit and exceptional flower power as Amistad! Item# 11674 

Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Amethyst Lips Salvia, Autumn Sage

Salvia 'Dyspurp' PBR

Ooh la la! Oh my my! As sexy as Hot Lips but in an all new shade! The spikes of two-lipped tubular bright white flowers are tipped with a broad band of amethyst, between violet and purple, at the tips of the petals creating a dark and mysterious contrast. Flowers may be solid amethyst when the weather is cool and dreary but quickly revert to their two-toned splendor with a little sunshine. Amethyst Lips Salvia begins flowering in late spring or early summer and continues until fall, all the while attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Amethyst Lips Salvia, a hybrid of the two native species S. greggii and S. microphyllai, a.k a S. x jamesonii, develops into a naturally rounded, shrub-like perennial that may remain evergreen in mild winter climates, like zones 9B-10, but acts like a die-back perennial where temperatures fall much below about 30oF. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in well-drained, average moist, fertile soils for maximum flower power. Item# 12473

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Amigo Salvia, Sage

Salvia x 'Amigo' PPAF PBRAF

New in 2021 in the US! The large 2" long violet colored tubular buds open to display a bright pink mouth and tips all emerging from deep black tubular calyxes and flower spikes atop sturdy stems. Amigo Salvia is the latest addition to the Friendship Sage line that began with the super reliable and deservedly popular Amistad Salvia. This easy and vigorous Salvia tops out about 5'H once fully established and expect it to flower from spring until the first killing frost. These sages are clump forming perennials with excellent flower power and are sure to draw in hummingbirds throughout the growing season. Grow Amigo Salvia as a medium to large container specimen or offer it a sunny spot in the garden and landscape. Images courtesy of New World Plants, all rights reserved. Item# 12537

Grows To: 4-5'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Amistad Salvia, Friendship Sage

Salvia x 'Amistad' PP23578

Truly one of the very best perennial Salvias! An endless display of huge purple tubular flowers that emerge from dark colored calyxes are borne from spring to frost on this vigorous growing hybrid Salvia. Amistad Salvia begins flowering even when still small and your hummingbirds, butterflies, and native bees will love you for its continuous supply of rich nectar. Give this big guy plenty of room because it can exceed 4' wide by the end of summer with a mature height of about 4'! Amistad Salvia was selected as a 2016 Royal Horticulture Society Award of Garden Merit Winner. Item# 10567

Grows To: 3-4'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Andean Silver-Leaf Sage, Peruvian Sage, Concolor Sage

Salvia discolor, S. bonplandiana, S. nigricans

The exceptionally dark purple to near black tubular flowers peek out of the mealy white 1" long tubular calyxes that are borne in whorls around equally white stems in summer and into fall. Andean Silver-Leaf Sage, Salvia discolor, is a shrubby naturally scandent or sprawling herbaceous perennial from the Peruvian Andes Mountains that grows to about 2-3 feet high and 2-3 feet wide. The ovate dark green glossy opposite foliage has a brightly contrasting white reverse and is borne along mealy white stems. The foliage, stems, and buds are fragrant when brushed or bruised. Also known as Peruvian or Concolor Sage it is widely grown as 3'x3' shrub in the warmer parts of Europe. It is listed as being tolerant of part shade but we find it to be most vigorous in full to mostly sunny conditions in average moist well-drained soils. Item# 12239

Grows To: 2-4'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Morning sun, Partial sun, Light shade, Part shade, Full sun (in cool humid summer climates)
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Dense azure blue, 4-6" high spikes composed of azure blue, tubular flowers are produced in summer and are held above the licorice or anise scented-foliage in summer and are especially attractive to bees but are also utilized by occassional hummingbirds and butterflies. Anise Hyssop, Agastache foeniculum, is a clump forming native perennial found mainly in the northern half of the US and into Canada but seems to do just fine in our hot southern summers. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a well-drained, fertilie soil for optimum flowering and vigor. Item# 3022

Grows To: 2-3'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Anne Marie Lantana (mounding, yellow and deep pink)

Lantana camara 'Anne Marie' PP11310

The rounded flower clusters open sunny yellow, fade to orange, and finally mature to a deep purplish pink to near purple all atop a neatly rounded mound forming plant growing to about 18-24"H x 24-36"W. Anne Marie Lantana's neat full rounded habit lend it to use as a medium-sized container specimen plant for sunny sites or add it to the garden and landscape for spring to fall color. This is a sport of Irene Lantana discovered and introduced by the Kearley family who own Robrick Nursery, Hawthorne, FL and was named in honor of their youngest daughter. The flowers of Lantana attract a myriad of pollinators including bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other garden beneficials. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Images courtesy of Robrick Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 12432

Grows To: 18-24"H x 30-40"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Apple Perfection™ Abelia

Abelia hybrid '00-bc-47-7r' PPTBS

Deep apple-green glossy foliage adorns the dense rounded mound of stems and is topped by nectar rich, nicely contrasting white flowers that are subtended by bronze tinged calyxes. Apple Perfection™ Abelia was selected for its neat, dense, rounded habit as well as for its deep green foliage and clean white flowers that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Abelias are evergreen to semi-evergreen shrubs renown for their toughness and adaptability and this selection is small enough to enjoy as a tidy container specimen as well as in formal and informal gardens and landscapes. Provide Apple Perfection™ Abelia with a full to mostly sunny position in most any well-drained soil for the best color and optimum flowering. Item# 12630

Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Spikes of soft golden orange to yellowish 1" long tubular nectar-rich flowers are produced beginning in late spring and continue into fall atop the grayish-green fragrant foliage attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Apricot Sunrise Agastache, considered to be a hybrid of A. coccinea and A. coccinea, is a vigorous, herbaceous perennial growing to about 3' x 3' tois considered hardy to zone 6. Like all Agastache, it will do best in a full to mostly sunny site, in a fertile, average moist to periodically dry soil, with excellent drainage, and good air circulation (i,e don't crowd it). Apricot Sunrise Agastache has somewhat of a soft airy texture and the fragrant foliage helps to ensure the deer avoid it. An older cultivar but still one of the most reliable. Item# 10210

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Argentina Skies Salvia, Anise Sage, Brazilian Sage

Salvia guaranitica 'Argentina Skies', S. coerulea

Spikes of light clear blue, 2" long, nectar-rich, tubular flowers are held against a foil of medium to deep green quilted, anise-scented foliage and are produced from spring into fall attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators. Argentina Skies Salvia or Anise Sage, a selection of Salvia guaranitica or now S. coerulea, is a vigorous rhizomatous and tuberous perennial Salvia slowly developing into a tall groundcover-like mass of upright stems, foliage, and flowers. Provide a full sun to partially shaded site in a rich, moist to average moist, fertile soil with average or better drainage for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 9948

Grows To: 36-48''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Ashcott Red Iochroma, Tubeflower

Iochroma 'Ashcott Red'

Large clusters of rich orange-red, 2" long tubular flowers are produced throughout the growing season on a well branched mannerly plant. Ashcott Red Iochroma, or Tubeflower, makes an easy to enjoy container specimen or use it as a small shrub in tropical climates. A close kin of the Angel's Trumpet this hybrid Iochroma's red flowers attract hummingbirds throughout the warm months of the year. *In hot summer climates provide midday and or afternoon shade. Item# 11455

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11 (9B? with protection)
Grows To: 2-4'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, *Full sun

Astronaut Evergreen Azalea, Holly Springs Astronaut Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Holly Springs Astronaut'

The out of this world very large, up to 5" across, funnel shaped flowers can range from solid salmon, to randomly flecked and streaked with salmon and pink, to white with randomly flecked with pink and are produced in late spring. Astronaut Azalea, a.k.a. Holly Springs Astronaut, is a Satsuki hybrid developing into a 3' high mound of deep green, medium textured, evergreen foliage. It lends itself to bonsai culture but is sure to be a low-maintenance conversation piece in the garden and landscape. Azaleas do best in average moist, acidic soils that are rich in organic matter but have good to excellent drainage and should be top dressed with an organic mulch such as pine straw and pine bark. We recommend using a slow-release, non-burning fertilizer that is labeled for acidic loving plants. Azalea flowers attract a variety of pollinators including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Item# 12796

Grows To: 2-3'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Cool early morning or late afternoon sun, Filtered shade, Part shade, Part sun, *Full sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Azure Blue Sage

Salvia azurea var. azurea

Large spikes of deep blue, tubular flowers are born in summer, late summer, and sometimes into fall on this clump forming native perennial wildflower. Under natural conditions Azure Blue Sage produces tall arching stems that terminate into large, often branching, spikes of flowers that are quite suited to use by Hummingbirds and butterflies. Great at the back of the garden or in natural settings. Item# 10460.

Grows To: 3-6'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Baja Fairy Duster, Powderpuff

Calliandra californica

Deep orangey-red, up to 2" wide, mimosa-like blossoms are produced nearly every month of the year when grown under frost free conditions. The brilliantly colored flowers of the Baja Fairy Duster are rich with nectar and pollen attracting hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators. It is reported that fairies like them too! The deep blue-green finely textured, nearly fern-like foliage is touch sensitive like the sensitive briar, if not quite as fast, and this one has no thorns. Considered to be one of the most cold hardy Powderpuffs, the Baja Fairy Duster develops into an informal fountaining shrub once mature that is nearly twice as wide as high. Moderately drought resistant once well established. This dwarf Powderpuff also makes a low maintenance container plant. Item# 838.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11,(8B? with protection)
Grows To: 3-5'H x 4-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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A succession of red tubular blooms that end in a purple bat-like 'face' are topped by a pair of glowing red 'ears' creating the interesting 'bat face' look. Batface Cuphea, or Georgia Scarlet Batface Cuphea, is a tough and reliable low mounding perennial which blooms from late spring to frost. Provide a well-drained soil with full to mostly sun for the best results. An excellent choice for hummingbirds, mixed containers, hanging baskets, and in mass plantings. Item# 1220

Grows To: 12-24''H x 24-36''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Beebalm, Wild Bergamot

Monarda fistulosa

Round clusters of lavender to white tubular flowers are born in summer on this durable native perennial. Wild Bergamot is a clump forming native perennial with good deer resistance. Excellent for hummingbirds and butterflies. This tough little native is drought tolerant and prefers to be on the dry side of moist and is resistant to drought once well-established. The fragrant foliage has been used in teas, perfumes, potpourri, and more. Item# 10484.

Grows To: 30-48"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Highly mildew resistant and a dwarf compact habit! The dense whorled clusters of 2" long, deep violet, pollinator attracting, tubular flowers are held atop sturdy 12-18" high stems against the foil of purple-tinged, medium to deep green fragrant foliage. Bee-You® Bee Pretty™ Beebalm is a compact selection of this US native, clump-forming, slowly spreading perennial. Its small stature lends it to use as a container plant as well as a useful component of the garden and landscape. Provide ample sunlight in a moist but well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Flowering begins earlier in the warmer portions of its range and later in cooler regions. The flowers of Monarda are excellent for attracting hummingbirds and larger butterflies. Photos courtesy of Plants Nouveau, all rights reserved. Item# 12863

Grows To: 12-15"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

Spikes of fuzzy, glowing red tubular blooms are borne from summer to frost attracting hummingbirds for the duration of the flowering period. Where protected from frosts and freezes Belize Sage can flower continuously throughout the year. Smooth glossy green foliage and a compact habit set this Salvia apart as well as its preference for partial shade conditions. An excellent choice for containers or in the ground anywhere it is hardy, or it is vigorous enough to grow as an annual in cooler climates. Item# 10118

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Morning sun, Partial sun, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Berry Canary Digiplexis

xDigiplexis 'Berry Canary' PP27607

Tall dense spikes of deep rosy pink foxglove flowers with a creamy yellow throat flecked and speckled with burgundy are produced beginning in late spring with the show continuing into fall above the rosettes of dark green foliage. Berry Canary Digiplexis, is the first cross-generic hybrid between the tropical Canary Island Isoplexis (now classified as a Digitalis) and Digitalis purpurea producing a vigorous exceptionally free flowering hybrid. These new longer flowering Foxgloves can be added to the garden and landscape but also make showy container specimens. The flowers are sure to draw in a variety of pollinators for the nectar rich reward. Berry Canary Digiplexis is considered hardy in zone 8, in colder climates it makes a worthy annual. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12302

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8,9,10,(7?) - Annual elsewhere
Grows To: 24-36''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Betsy's Choice Salvia, Sage

Salvia x 'Betsy's Choice'

Deep purple, 2" long tubular flowers adorn tall sturdy stems from late spring to fall on this vigorous perennial Salvia. Betsy's Choice Salvia originates from the garden of noted Salvia author Betsy Clebcsh. It is definitely vigorous so give this one room to grow and it is sure to be adored by hummingbirds. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in a well-drained, average moist, fertile soil. Item# 11289

Grows To: 4'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Bicolor Mexican Sage Bush

Salvia leucantha 'Bicolor'

White tubular blooms emerge from tall, velvety, purple calyxes on dense flower spikes from late summer to fall. This is considered to be the normal color form for the species. Soft velvety medium to gray-green foliage. Mexican Sage bush is a drought tolerant, sun and heat loving reliable clump forming perennial that is considered deer proof. Item# 10284.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Bicolor Red Shrimp Plant, False Hope, Shrimp Plant, Shrimp Bush

Justicia brandegeeana 'Bicolor', Beloperone guttata, Drejerella guttata, Justicia guttata

The bracts start out chartreuse to yellow and quickly begin to take on bronze tones and mature to a deep brick red. A favorite among hummingbirds, the nectar rich, tubular white flowers peak out from between the bracts and have maroon bee guides on the lower lip. The Bicolor Red Shrimp Plant, a selection of Justicia brandeegeana, is a heat loving, naturally evergreen, bushy, tropical plant with dark olive green foliage and grows to about 24" high by about 18" wide. The foliage of these plants may eventually show white and cream variegation as they were propagated from variegated mother plants. The Red Shrimp Plants can be enjoyed both as container plants as specimens or in mixed company as well as in the garden and landscape. It is both full sun and bright shade tolerant but tends to have the densest branching habit where it receives at least 4 hours or more of direct sunlight. Provide an average to well-drained, moderately fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and flowering. The Red Shrimp Plant is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Item# 12909

Grows To: 18-24''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade, Light shade

Bidwill's Coral Tree, Fireman's Cap

Erythrina x bidwillii

Conical spikes of deep red, 3" long tubular flowers are produced nearly continuously throughout the growing season on this vigorous and easy to grow shrub to shrub-like perennial. Bidwill's Coral Tree is a hybrid of our native Mamou Bean, Erythrina herbacea, and the tropical Crybaby Tree, Erythrina crista-galli, combining the best features of both parents. It has the cold hardiness of the Mamou and the continuous flowering of the Crybaby and the hummingbirds flock to the intense red tubular flowers. Easy to grow and establish, it is perennial in areas where freezes are common and becomes more shrub-like in zones 9, 10, and 11. Item# 11083

Grows To: 4-6'H x 6-8'W perennial, to 20'H x 15'W as shrub
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

African Sky Salvia

Salvia ‘African Sky’ (S. chamelaeagnea x S. scabra)

Tall sturdy branching spikes adorned with tubular, two-lipped, pale sky blue flowers with a slightly darker blue hood are produced from spring or early summer into fall attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. African Sky Salvia is a vigorous, freely flowering, clump-forming, deer and drought resistant, tropical, shrubby perennial with medium green, rough, fragrant foliage perfectly suited to hot sunny sites in well-drained soils. It can be even be grown as a clipped hedge in freeze free, tropical locations. Use African Sky Salvia in containers for an easy care, pollinator attracting plant with a long season of flowering. This is quite different from the similarly named, spring and fall flowering Salvia uliginosa 'African Skies', a selection of Bog Sage. Item# 12552

 

Grows To: 30-36"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

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