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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.

 

Hummingbird Bush, Flame Acanthus

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var wrightii, A. quadrifidus

Deep reddish-orange upward facing tubular blooms are borne an upright to spreading deciduous shrub. Blooms from mid-summer to fall. As the name implies, Hummingbirds enjoy the nectar of this shrub. A tough Texas native and is drought tolerant once established. Cut to the ground in spring for denser growth. Needs a well drained soil. Item# 461

Grows To: 4'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Clusters of 2" deep reddish orange upward facing tubular blooms are born from summer to fall, making this a choice plant for fall migrating Hummingbirds. The bright nectar rich flowers are held on sturdy stems above the beautiful bluish gray velvety foliage on this tough little heat and sun loving perennial. Typically freezes to the ground in winter but readily returns in spring. Drought tolerant once well established and does best in well drained soils. Item# 9563.

Grows To: 24-36"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Hybrid Blue Arrowleaf Sage

Salvia macrophylla x S. sagitatta

The bluest of the blues! Blue Arrowleaf Sage produces large branching clusters composed of dense spikes of 1" vivid cobalt blue tubular flowers that may be produced nearly throughout the year on this hybrid Salvia. Blue Arrowleaf Sage has large velvety arrowhead shaped aromatic foliage that seems to retain its tidiness throughout the growing season. The nectar rich flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies alike. Grow it in the garden or as as a medium-sized container plant. These amazing images were kindly taken and shared with us by Susan Whitney. Can you spot the Ruby Throat nectaring in the lower left corner? Item# 9949

Grows To: 24-48''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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1/2"-3/4" wide, white to greenish white, mimosa-like flowers sit atop short stalks that emerge from the leaf axils. The flowers are often followed by an unusual and decorative curling cluster of brown to black seedpods that are excellent for wildlife. The fine, fern-like foliage and stems may also be browsed by wildlife and also serve as the host plant for the Northern and Southern Cloudywing Skipper butterflies. Attracts pollinators. Item# 10459.

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

An uncommon, but beautiful native perennial, producing upward facing coral-red tubular buds that open to show off the star-like flowers with a creamy yellow to greenish yellow throat. The unusual flowers are produced in large clusters and are born from spring to summer. An easy and reliable, clump forming native that slowly develops into a mass of sturdy stems with nearly every one topped by a beautiful inflorescence. Winter dormant. Item# 467.

Grows To: 16-24''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Indian Summer™ Trumpet Creeper

Campsis x tagliabuana 'Kudian' PP13139

Coral-orange, 3-4" long trumpet-shaped flowers are born in clusters beginning in summer and may last into fall on well-established plants. Indian Summer™ Trumpet Creeper is a sterile hybrid of our native Campsis radicans and the non-native C. grandiflora and so it spends more time flowering and less time reseeding in the garden. Attracts hummingbirds. Trumpet Creeper's vigor, tolerance of poor soils, and durability lend it to use in difficult sites. Use as an espalier, allow it to climb a sturdy fence, or cover an arbor. Item# 10475.

Grows To: 10-20'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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2-3" long, deep purple, slightly flaring tubular flowers are produced in large hanging clusters designed for hummingbird pollination. One of the darkest Iochromas, Indigo is a prolific flowering selection on a vigorous growing upright to spreading, naturally evergreen tropical shrub. This miniature cousin of the Angel's Trumpet is easily enjoyed as a container plant where not hardy. Provide good drainage and fertile, average moist soil in partial to filtered sun for the best results. Iochroma, Tubeflower, or Mini Angel's Trumpets flower on new growth so keep them growing and healthy for and endless display. Item# 804

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,11 (8B? with protection)
Grows To: 4-6'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Indigo Spires Salvia

Salvia x 'Indigo Spires'

Long spikes of deep indigo, tubular flowers are borne continuously from spring to frost on this vigorous perennial Salvia. Indigo Spires has long been one of our favorites and is a reliable performer in the landscape producing a 2-4 high plant with medium green foliage. The nectar rich flowers provide fodder for a variety of pollinators including hummingbirds, butterflies, and a variety of bees but especially bumblebees in our gardens. The flower color may appear more purple or more blue to different people, in this case it is all in the eye of the beholder. Item# 909.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Jacob Cline is one of the more reliable selections of Scarlet Bee Balm producing large clusters of brilliant red tubular flowers atop sturdy 3-4' stems in summer. Considered to be one of the most vigorous and disease resistant cultivars available. A clump-forming, slowly spreading winter deciduous perennial that enjoys moist but well-drained soils and ample sunlight. A hummingbird magnet! Item# 10541.

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

The fringed recurving coral-red petals are unique to this Hibiscus species. The bright tropical flowers hang like Japanese lanterns from the vigorous branches throughout much of the year. An easily grown, free-flowering tropical, and a definite conversation piece. The flowers attract a variety of pollinators including Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.Still one of our favorites!  Item # 9246.

Grows To: 8'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Whorls of egg-yolk yellow 1 1/2" long tubular flowers surround the fuzzy gray green stems in summer. Jerusalem Sage is an heirloom tough and easy to grow, bushy clump-forming perennial whose fuzzy gray-green foliage looks very similar to the cooking Sage, Salvia officinalis, although it lacks the sage-like fragrance. Flowering can be extended by deadheading the spent flowering stems. Provide Jerusalem Sage with an average moist to semi-dry (once well-established) well-drained soil in a full to mostly sunny site for optimum vigor and flowering. It is considered to be a fairly reliably root hardy die-back perennial in zones 5-7 and generally remains evergreen in zones 8-10. It makes a forgiving container plant as well as a low maintenance addition to the garden and landscape. An RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Item# 12179

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: Evergreen - 8,9,10 Perennial - 6,7,(5?)
Grows To: 2-4'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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John Clayton Native Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Clusters of clear yellow 2" tubular flowers are held above the rich blue-green foliage of this selection of the tame native Coral Honeysuckle. This easily grown evergreen vine is an excellent choice for hummingbirds and butterflies that may produce flowers basically year round with peak flowering in early to mid spring as the Hummingbirds arrive. Item# 9574.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 6-10'(-15')H, spaced at 4-6' or more.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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This easy Garden Phlox produces large domed clusters of dark-eyed, light pink, fragrant flowers on tall sturdy stems with mildew resistant foliage. The show starts in early summer and may continue nearly until the first frost with this reliable and fragrant Garden Phlox if deadheaded. Phlox is adored by butterflies and hummingbirds alike! John Fanick, named for the Texas nurseryman, is only one of a handful of Garden Phlox varieties recommended for southern gardens by noted Texas plantsman Greg Grant. Item# 10267

Grows To: 2-3'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Kisses and Wishes Salvia

Salvia x 'Kisses and Wishes' PPAF PBRAF

Rosy pink 2" long tubular flowers emerge from the tall spikes atop this vigorous Salvia from spring to fall (or year round under tropical conditions) with rich deep green foliage as a backdrop. Kisses and Wishes Salvia is a sport of the highly popular Wendy's Wish Salvia whose flowers are a deep fuchsia. Use this exceptional Salvia in the garden and landscape or in medium to large containers in a sunny location where its flowers are sure to be utilized by hummingbirds and other long tongued pollinators. Kisses and Wishes Salvia can be used as an annual or it can be overwintered indoors in a warm sunny greenhouse or window. Item# 11675

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

Intense true red 1" long tubular flowers adorn dense 12-24" high spikes atop the gray green fragrant foliage of this dwarf Agastache beginning in spring and continuing well into fall. Kudos™ Red Dwarf Hummingbird Mint is a true hummingbird magnet and the compact habit of this Agastache lends it to use in containers where you can draw these aerial acrobats for up close viewing as well as in the garden and landscape. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in a well-drained soil for optimum health and flowering. Periodic removal of spent flower spikes will help to keep the plants looking clean and fresh as well as to make way for new flower spikes. Image courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 11649

Grows To: 12-24"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Sunny yellow 1" long tubular flowers adorn dense 18-24" high spikes atop the gray green fragrant foliage of this dwarf Agastache beginning in spring and continuing well into fall. Kudos™ Yellow Dwarf Hummingbird Mint is a true hummingbird magnet and the compact habit of this Agastache lends it to use in containers where you can draw these aerial acrobats for up close viewing as well as in the garden and landscape. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in a well-drained soil for optimum health and flowering. Periodic removal of spent flower spikes will help to keep the plants looking clean and fresh as well as to make way for new flower spikes. Image courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 12050

Grows To: 18-24"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Late Dutch Honeysuckle

Lonicera periclymenum 'Serotina', L. periclymenum 'Florida'

Deep purplish red buds open to deep pink tubular flowers with creamy white lips that fade to yellow as they age and produce a sweetly fragrant aroma which is most intense in the late afternoon and evening. The Late Dutch Honeysuckle is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner popular for its dark blue-green foliage, red to purple tinged new growth, longer flowering season, and good garden manners. The fragrant late spring flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds and may be followed by clusters of brilliant red berries. Provide a full to mostly sunny position in with an average to well-drained soil. Item# 11479

Grows To: 15-20'H, space at 4-6' or more.
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
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From near white to lavender to rich purple long-lasting bracts subtend the whorls of tubular white, lavender, to purple nectar rich flowers beginning as early as late spring and continuing well into summer and into fall under good conditions. The stems are adorned with lemony to bergamot scented narrow foliage. Lemon Beebalm is a moderately drought resistant native annual species found throughout much of the central and eastern US. It readily reseeds on exposed soils and makes a good addition to naturalized areas like meadows, prairies, and roadside plantings. The tubular flowers attract a variety of bees, butterflies, as well as hummingbirds. Plants typically die after flowering and seed development is complete. Deer, rabbit, and pest resistant. Item# 11730

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: Annual, grows in 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 16-24"H x 6-12"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Lindley's Butterfly Bush

Buddleja lindleyana

Deep violet flowers with a white eye hang like grapes from this upright to arching, deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub. The flowers of Lindley's Butterfly Bush, Buddleja lindleyana, are produced nearly continuously from late spring to fall and attract a variety of pollinators including hummingbirds, butterflies, and larger bees. This is a naturally suckering shrub and will slowly develop into a mass that can be utilized as an informal hedge or at the back of the border. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in well-drained soils for optimal vigor and flowering. Item # 341

Grows To: 4-6'H x 6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Lobelia aguana

Lobelia aguana

Small clusters of 2" long tubular red and orange flowers with a yellow throat emerge from the leaf axils on long peduncles, the stem that supports the flowers, to offer up its nectar reward to hummingbirds and larger butterflies. Under warm tropical conditions Lobelia aguana flowers nearly year round with the heaviest flowering in summer and fall. A shrubby Lobelia with long deep green narrow foliage it quickly matures into a 5'x5' specimen. Lobelia aguana hails from the Mesoamerican Cloud Forests of Central America. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist soil with average or better drainage. Item# 11802

Grows To: 5'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Light blue starry flowers are produced in pyramidal clusters atop the new stems in early to mid spring and are visited by butterflies and hummingbirds. Louisiana Bluestar is a rare and unusual Amsonia with large rounded velvety foliage with a silvery reverse. Unlike most other Bluestars it is short rhizomatous but is not invasive or aggressive and develops into a small tight colony of plants and stems. Also known as Sandhill Bluestar it is more tolerant of drier sites than other Bluestars once established. Easy and enjoyable. Item# 9809

Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Beginning in late winter and early spring clusters of red tubular flowers tip the red tinged new growth of this native Honeysuckle. Louisiana Red Coral Honeysuckle is an Almost Eden introduction selected from our local population of this species which flowers over an extended period and has beautiful red tinged new growth and red stems. Of the selections that we grow here it is one of the first to begin flowering and just in time for the first Ruby Throated Hummingbirds to arrive in the area. Well-established plants grown in a full to mostly sunny position can flower on and off throughout the growing season. Pollinated flowers are followed by clusters of clear bright red fruit that the songbirds enjoy. Coral Honeysuckle makes an easy and low maintenance long flowering native twining vine well-suited to growing on arbors, fences, and trellises. Item# 11544

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 6-10'(-15')H, spaced at 4-6' or more.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, *Part sun, *Part shade
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Love and Wishes Salvia

Salvia x 'Love and Wishes' PP27057

Purple 2" long tubular flowers emerge from dark colored spikes atop a bushy, vigorous, and free flowering Salvia that flowers from spring to fall. Love and Wishes Salvia attracts hummingbirds throughout the growing season as well as larger butterflies. A portion of the proceeds from each plant sold is donated to Make A Wish® Australia. Provide a mostly sunny position and moderately fertile, well-drained soil for the best results. Item# 11158

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

Luscious® Royale Pina Colada Lantana (Dwarf White, Mounding)

Lantana camara ‘LANZ0004’ PP24641, CAN 4647

Highly rated in trials across the US, Luscious® Royale Pina Colada Lantana produces clusters of flowers that open a bright sunny yellow edged in white and then fade to white with a yellow center as the flowers age. This is a small compact plant with a mounding habit well suited for use in containers as a specimen plant or in combinations or use it near the front of the formal or informal garden and landscape settings where it will provide colorful nectar rich flowers from spring to fall. The large nearly sterile flowers attract bees, butterflies, the occassional hummingbird, and other garden beneficials. Provide a full to mostly sunny location for optimum vigor and flowering. Heat and sunloving! Item# 12156

Grows To: 12-24"H x 16-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

Hummingbird Bush, Flame Acanthus

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var wrightii, A. quadrifidus

Deep reddish-orange upward facing tubular blooms are borne an upright to spreading deciduous shrub. Blooms from mid-summer to fall. As the name implies, Hummingbirds enjoy the nectar of this shrub. A tough Texas native and is drought tolerant once established. Cut to the ground in spring for denser growth. Needs a well drained soil. Item# 461

Grows To: 4'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

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