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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.


It's hard to beat Turk's Cap for sheer flower power! From summer to fall the brilliant red flowers just keep coming. Red Hot, a.k.a. Red Spreader, is a lower growing and more spreading form of Turk's Cap with slightly larger red flowers that was selected by plantsman Greg Grant who also developed Pam Puryear's Pink, and Big Momma. Greg says that Red Hot has a more noticeable lower and spreading habit when grown in full sun. Excellent for Hummingbirds and Butterflies, especially the Sulphurs. Item# 9726.

Grows To: 3-5'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Red Neck Girl Forsythia Sage

Salvia madrensis 'Red Neck Girl'  

An earlier flowering and cold hardy selection of the Forsythia Sage developed by Plant Delights, Red Neck Girl boasts dark maroon red stems that contrast nicely with the 12-18" spikes of yellow tubular flowers in late summer and fall. This is a vigorous growing Salvia that can reach 7' high and wide in a single season so plan to give it plenty of space as it will tower over most other perennials in the late summer garden. Enjoys a moist, but not wet or soggy location, and a full to mostly sunny location. Item# 11517

Grows To: 5-7'H x 5-7'W and larger in frost free climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Morning sun, Partial sun, Partial shade, Light shade

Red Rocket, Leafy Coral Blow

Russelia sarmentosa  

Clusters of deep red, 1" long tubular blooms are borne in whorls around the arching green stems. Dainty deep green foliage adorns the arching green stems. Red Rocket is excellent for hummingbirds and flowers continuously throughout the warmer months and possibly year round in tropical settings. Item# 973

Grows To: 4'H x 6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Red Shrimp Plant, False Hope, Shrimp Plant, Shrimp Bush

Justicia brandegeeana, Beloperone guttata, Drejerella guttata, Justicia guttata  

A seemingly continuous display of upright to arching spikes composed of large showy maroon bracts from which the individual pink lipped tubular flowers emerge from spring to fall to year round under warm tropical conditions. This plant has exceptional flower power and makes a beautiful display as a container plant specimen and in mixed container gardens as well as in the garden and landscape. The common Red Shrimp Plant, Justicia brandegeeana, is a heat loving, naturally evergreen, bushy, tropical plant with dark olive green foliage and grows to about 24" high by about 18" wide. 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. Attracts hummingbirds and the occasional larger butterfly and is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Caterpillar host: Cuban Crescent, Texan Crescent, White Peacock, and Malachite. Item# 620

Grows To: 18-24''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Red Turk's Cap, Turk's Turban, Malvaviscus, Ladies' Eardrops, Scotchman's Purse, Wild Fuchsia

Malvaviscus arboreus var drummondii, M. mollis, M. arboreus, M. candida  

A multitude of upward facing, sleepy, scarlet blooms are born among the soft, dark green foliage from late spring to frost. A hardy and long-lived, spreading to upright perennial, Turk's Cap is an easy to grow heirloom that will flower in sun or light shade. An excellent nectar plant for hummingbirds as well as butterflies. Caterpillar host: Glassy Winged Skipper. Resistant to browsing by deer and moderately drought resistant once well-established. The ripe fruits are readily consumed by birds and other wildlife, along with the occasional curious human. Item# 691.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-5'W, larger in mild winter climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Rounded clusters of bright fiery orange flowers from which emerge a bright sunny yellow and orange speckled rolled lip creating a tube for feeding butterflies and hummingbirds. The Reed-Stem Epidendrum is truly one of the easiest to grow and flower orchids that can be grown as an informal groundcover under tropical conditions like zone 10. For us, this rewarding orchid flowers most heavily from spring through summer. Provide a well-drained soil, amend with peat moss in dry, very sandy soils. 4-5 plants per pot. Item# 11585

Grows To: 24-36"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Morning sunlight, Filtered sunlight, Shade during heat of the day
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Rio Red Ruellia

Ruellia elegans 'Rio Red'  

Deep cerise red, widely flaring flowers are produced throughout the warmer months of the year on this taller growing selection of Red Ruellia. This puts the red flowers up within easy reach of hummingbirds, larger butterflies, and bees. Rio Red Ruellia will easily reach 30-40" high and will make a loose groundcover. Use this exceptionally free flowering tropical to tender perennial in the garden, landscape, or in containers for a spring to fall display. The Red Ruellias may reseed on exposed soils but rarely do so in mulched beds. Item# 11152

Grows To: 1-3'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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The show starts in early summer and may last nearly until the first frost with this reliable and fragrant Garden Phlox. It produces large domed clusters of bright purplish pink flowers on tall sturdy stems with mildew resistant, deep green foliage. Phlox is adored by butterflies and hummingbirds alike! Robert Poore is one of only a handful of Garden Phlox cultivars recommended for southern gardens by noted Texas plantsman Greg Grant. Item# 10161

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

Rockin'® Blue Suede Shoes™ Salvia, Sage

Salvia 'BBSAL01301′  PP32694, Can PBRAF

Similar to Black and Blue Salvia or Anise Sage but with contrasting lighter blue lips that open from 1" long indigo tubes that emerge from dark tubular calyxes that adorn the black flower spikes. Rockin'® Blue Suede Shoes™ Salvia, a hybrid selection of Salvia guaranitica now S. coerulea, flowers from spring to fall attracting hummingbirds and larger butterflies atop the rich deep green foliage on a compact well-branched plant that slowly spreads into a clump of flowering stems. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, well-drained fertile soil. Rockin'® Blue Suede Shoes™ is compact enough for medium to large containers and it is sure to make a statement in the garden and landscape. It has received high marks in trials across the US. Item# 11984

Grows To: 30-40"H x 18-24"W, space about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Rockin'® Deep Purple Salvia, Sage

Salvia 'BBSAL09001’  PP30206

A 2018 Best of the Best Award winner at the UGA Trial Gardens! Dense black spikes of dark tubular calyxes produce 2" deep royal purple tubular flowers beginning in spring or early summer and continuing until fall atop compact plants with rich green foliage. Rockin'® Deep Purple Salvia is a sterileSalvia guaranitica hybrid so it can spend more time and energy producing its nectar rich flowers instead of for maturing seed. A vigorous well-branched habit lends this Salvia for use in medium to large containers as well as in the garden and landscape. The summer long supply of tubular flowers attract hummingbirds, larger butterflies, as well as larger bees. Provide a sunny location in an average moist well-drained fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12104

Grows To: 30-40''H x 24-30''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Rockin'® Playin' the Blues® Salvia, Sage

Salvia 'Balsalmispim'  PP29604

A continuous summer long display of short deep blue tubular flowers emerge from dark calyxes on dense tall dark spikes. A seedling of Mystic Spires Salvia, Rockin'® Playin' the Blues® Salvia is similar to the ever popular Indigo Spires Salvia with the same reliable flower power and slightly lighter blue flowers on a somewhat more compact upright growing plant. The nectar rich flowers are especially attractive to larger bees as well as butterflies and hummingbirds. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, well-drained fertile soil. Images courtesy of Ball Horticulture, all rights reserved. Item# 11983

Grows To: 36-48''H x 24-36''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Roman Red Salvia, Sage

Salvia 'Roman Red' (Salvia darcyi x S. coccinea)  PPAF

Large intense red tubular flowers emerge from deep red calyxes in tall spikes throughout the growing season on this vigorous yet compact tropical Salvia hybrid. Roman Red Salvia is similar in form and habit to the popular Wish series but in a vibrant new color! Expect an aerial dogfight when your neighbor's hummingbirds show up for a feast. Suitable for use in medium to large containers as well as in gardens and landscapes. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist well-drained fertile soil. Images courtesy of Ball Horticulture, all rights reserved. Item# 11986

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

Rosebud Sage, Roseleaf Sage, Salvia

Salvia involucrata  

Deep rose pink, fuzzy tubular flowers are produced in spikes atop the tall stems of this vigorous and free flowering hummingbird magnet! Rosebud Sage is a vigorous and hardy Salvia that begins flowering in early summer and continues into fall on a plant that can easily reach 6' x 6' so allow for plenty of room. A native of Mexico it is a die-back perennial into zone 7 if give protection and a winter mulch. Provide a moderately fertile, well-drained, average moist soil in a full to mostly sunny location for the best results. Item# 11143

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Rosie Posie Hummingbird Mint, Agastache, Mexican Hyssop

Agastache x 'Rosie Posie'  PP25857

Spikes of 1" long deep rosy pink tubular flowers emerge from dark purplish pink calyces beginning in spring and continuing until fall. Rosie Posie Agastache develops into a dense rounded mass of fragrant foliage that is topped by the long-lasting dispaly of colorful flower spikes. The tubular flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators. The neat habit of this Agastache lends it to use as a container plant as well as in gardens and landscapes. Provide a well-drained soil in full to mostly sunny conditions for optimum vigor and flowering. Image courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc. Item# 11910

Grows To: 16-24"H x 20-30"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Royal Bumble Salvia, Littleleaf Sage

Salvia microphylla 'Royal Bumble', S. x jamensis 'Royal Bumble'  

The dark colored nearly black spikes and calyxes provide a dark contrast to the brilliant glowing red two-lipped tubular flowers that are sure to draw hummingbirds for miles from spring to fall! Royal Bumble Salvia, a selection or hybrid of the native Littleleaf Sage, S. microphylla, is a 2015 Royal Horticulture Society Award of Garden Merit winner with excellent vigor and amazing flower power all on a compact well-branched plant. Considered by some to be the best red Salvia x jamensis/S. microphylla hybrid on the planet! Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a fertile well-draining soil for optimum vigor and flower power. In areas that experience hard freezes plant this Salvia out between early spring to midsummer to ensure winter survival. Item# 12476

Grows To: 2-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Royal Sage, Mountain Sage

Salvia regla  

Mountain or Royal Sage produces loose spikes of glowing orange-red tubular flowers from mid summer to fall just in time for migrating Hummingbirds. This Texas and Mexican native is a root hardy perennial in the northern portions of its range but may become shrub-like in mild winter climates. Easy, drought tolerant once established, and virtually pest free. Item# 10021.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-5'W and larger in mild climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Ruby Throat Red Porterweed

Stachytarpheta mutabilis 'Ruby Throat Red'  

The nearly 1/2" wide ruby red flowers adorn the narrow elongating spikes of this large growing Porterweed from spring to frost. We are excited to be able to finally offer this true red flowering form of the ever popular Coral Porterweed! Ruby Throat Red Porterweed is a vigorous large type Porterweed that can easily exceed 3' high. The Ruby Throated Hummingbirds along with a host of butterflies are sure to search this beauty out and enjoy its rich near continuous supply of nectar. These are heat and sun loving tropical plants that have excellent flower power and will show off in a non-stop fashion throughout the growing season! Item# 12377

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Ruby Throat Red Porterweed

Stachytarpheta mutabilis 'Ruby Throat Red'  

The nearly 1/2" wide ruby red flowers adorn the narrow elongating spikes of this large growing Porterweed from spring to frost. We are excited to be able to finally offer this true red flowering form of the ever popular Coral Porterweed! Ruby Throat Red Porterweed is a vigorous large type Porterweed that can easily exceed 3' high. The Ruby Throated Hummingbirds along with a host of butterflies are sure to search this beauty out and enjoy its rich near continuous supply of nectar. These are heat and sun loving tropical plants that have excellent flower power and will show off in a non-stop fashion throughout the growing season! Item# 12504

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Salgoon™ Lake Onega Improved Salvia

Salvia 'Lake Onega Imp'  VBN 372920

Deep purple, 2" long, tubular flowers emerge from complimentary deep purplish black spikes and calyxes from spring to fall attracting hummingbirds, larger butterflies, and larger bees. Salgoon™ Onega Improved Salvia, a complex Salvia hybrid including both S. guaranitica and S. splendens in its parentage, has a more compact 2' x 2' habit, excellent branching, and begins flowering earlier making this a good choice for mixed or specimen containers as well as in sunny gardens or landscapes. Use these types of Salvias in the garden and landscape for dazzling summer color or in medium to large mixed or specimen containers to draw the pollinators in close. Provide this Salvia with a full sun to mostly sunny site for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Images courtesy of HilverdaFlorist, all rights reserved. Item# 13386

Grows To: 16-24"H x 16-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Salmon El Capitolio Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Salmon El Capitolio'  

Large, pendant orange to apricot colored Hibiscus flowers are centered by a narrow stalk tipped with a pompom of frilly petals creating a 'poodled' effect. The El Capitolio Hibiscus' have the potential to flower throughout the year under good conditions and with enough warmth and sunlight.The large flowers often have a streak of white and may even revert to single Hibiscus flowers during the short days of winter. Their unique form, flower size, vigor, and flower power all make the El Capitolio Hibiscus types some of our favorites for large tropical specimens. They can also be used as formal or informal shrubs for hedging and screens, as tree forms, or even trained into large espalier. Caterpillar host: Gray hairstreak. Item# 632.

Grows To: 8'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Spikes of deep red upward facing funnel-shaped flowers are produced non-stop from mid to late spring to fall atop the rich glossy deep green foliage attracting hummingbirds, occasional butterflies, and long-tongued bees. San Antonio Red Hummingbird Bush, a selection of Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii, is a small decidous native shrub from South Texas with excellent flower power. This easy and reliable heirloom has an upright to spreading busny habit rarely exceeding 3-4' in height (3'x3' is fairly typical in our zone 8B gardens) and it revels in the heat and sun of summer and is undaunted by the high humidity and high rainfall of the southeastern US. In the northernmost portion of its hardiness range, zones 7A-8A, the Hummingbird Bush may freeze back to near groundlevel in the hardest winters but readily returns to flowering by mid to late spring. Provide a full sun to mostly sunny site in a well-drained, fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Small and tough enough for container culture but it also makes a low-maintenance addition the garden and landscape. Caterpillar host: Crimson Patch Item# 10034

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-5'W
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San Carlos Festival Salvia, Littleleaf Sage

Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival'  

From dark colored spikes and calyxes emerge vivid hot fuchsia colored two-lipped tubular flowers that are produced throughout the growing season on a mound forming, heat and sunloving perennial. San Carlos Festival Littleleaf Sage, a Yucca Do selection of Salvia microphylla from the mountains of Tamaulipas, Mexico, has proven to be a top garden performer with excellent season long flower power and reliable cold hardiness. The brightly colored, nectar rich flowers are sure to draw hummingbirds as well as bees and the occassional butterfly. Provide this tough perennial Salvia with a well-drained, fertile soil with average moisture, although, fully established plants are somewhat drought resistant the plants will flower best where they have at least some moisture available during the growing season. In areas that experience hard freezes plant this Salvia out between early spring to midsummer to ensure winter survival. Item# 12477

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

Santa Barbara Dwarf Purple Mexican Sage Bush

Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara'  PP 12949

A dwarf form of the popular Mexican Sage bush that grows to only 2'H. Santa Barbara Dwarf Purple Mexican Sage is a durable drought tolerant perennial that puts on amazing show of velvety purple flower spikes beginning in late summer (just in time for the Hummingbirds) and lasting until frost. Item# 9094

Grows To: 2'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Schumann's Cuphea, Orange Cuphea

Cuphea schumanii, Parsonia schumanii  

1-1/2" long, deep orange tubular flowers with lavender upper petals and exerted stamens give this cute Cuphea the 'batface' look and are produced throughout the warmer months of the year, or year round where winters are frost free. The flowers attract loads of hummingbirds and other long-tongued pollinators. This is a bushy shrub-like and herbaceous, tender perennial suitable for sunny outdoor locations and can be overwintered in bright indoor locations where not hardy. Enjoy Schumann's Cuphea as a container plant or in the garden. Provide a well-drained, moderately fertile soil for the best results. Item# 10702.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,11,12,(9A?,8B?)
Grows To: 24-36"H x 24-36"W, may reach 4
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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It's hard to beat Turk's Cap for sheer flower power! From summer to fall the brilliant red flowers just keep coming. Red Hot, a.k.a. Red Spreader, is a lower growing and more spreading form of Turk's Cap with slightly larger red flowers that was selected by plantsman Greg Grant who also developed Pam Puryear's Pink, and Big Momma. Greg says that Red Hot has a more noticeable lower and spreading habit when grown in full sun. Excellent for Hummingbirds and Butterflies, especially the Sulphurs. Item# 9726.

Grows To: 3-5'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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