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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.

 

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
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Magnifica Native Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'Magnifica'

Clusters of deep orange 2" tubular flowers with yellow throats 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 Humminbirds arrive. Item# 9573.

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
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Major Wheeler Native Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'Major Wheeler'

Considered by many to be the best of the red flowered Coral Honeysuckles. Major Wheeler produces loads of large clusters of deep red 2" tubular flowers with yellow throats are held above the rich blue-green disease resistant foliage of this selection of the tame native Coral Honeysuckle. Image courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item# 9719.

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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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Tall spikes of glowing red to purplish-red, 2-3" tubular blooms are born in summer above the foliage of this tough native perennial. A drought tolerant and hardy shrublet that freezes back to the ground to return in spring. The flowers are followed by dark colored bean pods that split open to display their brilliant red-orange beans that can remain on the plant all winter. Excellent for Hummingbirds. Item# 9408.

Grows To: 3-5'H x 2-3'W (8-20'H in mild winter climates)
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Mandarin Honeysuckle

Lonicera 'Mandarin'

A freely flowering hybrid, Mandarin Honeysuckle produces clusters of up to 15 or more, 3" long red to reddish-orange tubular, widely flaring flowers that show off the lighter colored, yellow-orange throat and petals. A hummingbird magnet! The show begins in late spring and lasts into fall on established plants. A RHS Award of Garden Merit winner! Image courtesy of Spring Valley Greenhouse. Item# 10476.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 12-18'H, spaced at 4-6' or more.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Dense spikes of tubular flowers range from soft mango orange to light peach and emerge from long lasting rose colored calyxes. The flowers are produced basically from late spring to fall atop the fruitily fragrant grayish green foliage. Mango Tango Hummingbird Mint was selected for its dense and compact habit as well as for its ability to provide a long season of color as a container plant or in the garden and landscape. The flowers attract hummingbirds and larger butterflies. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in a well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering as well as the plant's longevity. Image courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12028

Grows To: 16-18"H x 12-16"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Mango Yellow Trumpet Creeper

Campsis radicans 'Mango Yellow', Bignonia radicans, Tecoma radicans

Clusters of 4" long pastel orange-yellow tubular flowers adorn this vigorous native vine throughout summer. Trumpet Creeper is an excellent choice for hummingbirds and we thought it was appropriate to name this naturally occurring Almost Eden selection after the Green-Breasted Mango Hummingbird just in case they get to visit one in your yard. 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# 11374

Grows To: 20-40'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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An award winning perennial, the flowers of Mardi Gras Helenium open to yellow and orange petals highlighted by deep reds that surround a small chestnut colored cone. As the long lasting flowers mature the reds and oranges intensify. An easy to grow and pest resistant perennial that provides a riot of spring and summer color on sturdy, upright plants. Item# 10653.

Grows To: 30-40"H x 24-36"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun

Margie Griffith Salvia, Sage

Salvia 'Margie Griffith'

From large dense clusters of light green calyxes emerge large, velvety purple tubular flowers at the ends of tall sturdy stems beginning in late summer and continuing until frost or nearly throughout the year in mild winter climates. Margie Griffith is a large and vigorous growing Salvia with medium green foliage on a fairly full plant. Named and hybridized by Donna Dittman of LSU. Excellent for hummingbirds! Item# 11329

Grows To: 5-7'H x 5-7'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Deep brick red petals surround the rounded 'cones' of this spicily colored Helenium beginning in midsummer and continuing well into fall. As the flowers age oranges and yellows begin to show up adding to the festivities. The flowers attract smaller butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Mariachi™ Salsa Helenium is an easy to grow and pest resistant perennial that provides a riot of color on sturdy, compact, upright plants. Provide a full to mostly sunny location and average moisture. Item# 11395

Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Marine Blue Salvia, Germander Sage

Salvia 'Marine Blue', S. chamaedryoides 'Marine Blue')

Dainty deep azure blue two-lipped tubular flowers are produced throughout the warmer months of the year, spring-fall, with some flowers basically year round in areas with mild winter climates. Considered to be an Australian hybrid of Germander Sage, Salvia chamaedryoides (some sources still list it as a selection) Marine Blue Salvia flowers over a much longer period on a slightly more vigorous plant but with the same gray-green fragrant foliage of the species. This is a compact growing plant that will slowly and unaggressively spread by root suckers and it will be happiest in a well-drained soil in a full to mostly sunny position. Item# 11686

Grows To: 24-36''H x 24-36''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Mawmaw's Magenta Porterweed

Stachytarpheta mutabilis 'Mawmaw's Magenta'

An unusual color form of this popular butterfly and hummingbird magnet, Mawmaw's Magenta Porterweed produces tall spikes of red-purple colored flowers from spring to fall on well branched vigorous plants. This is a color sport or seedling of Coral Porterweed discovered by the good people at Allen Acres and it is named in honor of Susan Allen, better known as Mawmaw to her grandchildren. Porterweeds make excellent additions to pollinator gardens where their nectar rich flowers and exceptional flower power attract pollinators throughout the growing season. They are suitable additions to garden or landscape and make easy and low maintenance container plants. Generally grown as an annual in zones 9 and colder.  Item# 11733

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Meehan's Mint, Creeping Mint

Meehania cordata

Whorls of 1" long tubular violet-blue flowers on 3" high spikes are accented with lighter white lips dotted with violet are produced atop the low 1-2" high rich green trailing foliage. The mid to late spring flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Something of a Lamium look-alike and considered a good native replacement for Ajuga, Meehan's Mint, Meehania cordata, is an unaggressive low trailing stoloniferous mat-forming native perennial well-suited to moist to periodically dry, well-drained soils in shaded sites. It appears to be most common in West Virginia with populations spilling over into most adjoing states. Meehan's Mint can be added as a groundcover for shaded gardens or spilling from containers as a specimen for a shaded porch or patio. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 11978

Grows To: 1-4"H x 12-15"W space about 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Cool early morning sunlight, Filtered shade, Light shade, Shade
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Mercedes' Magic Variegated Coral Porterweed

Stachytarpheta mutabilis 'Mercedes Magic'

Almost Eden's own variegated form of Coral Porterweed, Mercedes' Magic still produces long spikes of coral colored flowers that are excellent for attracting hummingbirds, butterflies, and larger bees but with a nice backdrop of variegated foliage. The foliage is heavily variegated and starts out a soft yellow and green and matures to creamy white and green. The variegation can be nearly solid white on some leaves ranging through flecks, stripes, and splotches. Mercedes' Magic Variegated Coral Porterweed is named in honor of Jeff''s oldest daughter. Item# 11375

Grows To: 3-5'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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The upright to arching stems are brightly adorned with hanging clusters of sunny yellow tubular flowers beginning in late spring and continuing until late summer. Mersea Yellow Pine-Leaved Penstemon or Beardtongue is a selection of the native Penstemon pinifolius whose upright to arching stems are adorned with fine 1" long narrow deep green foliage that arises from what can become a woody base. Pineleaf or Pine-Leaved Penstemon is native to the dry desert regions of SE Arizona and SW New Mexico but is tolerant of moist conditions provided it has a very well-drained sandy to rocky mineral soil. It has been reported to be hardy into zone 3 but may require a 'dry' mulch and a protected area. We are hopeful that since this cultivar was developed in England that it will do well in the humid Southeastern US. Item# 11928

Grows To: 8-12''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Mesa Azure Sage, Salvia

Salvia 'Mesa Azure', S. x microphylla 'Mesa Azure'

From dense spikes of dark colored calyxes emerge purple two-lipped tubular flowers that are produced throughout much of the year on a compact dense and low growing plant with bright green quilted foliage. Mesa Azure Salvia is a hybrid selection from the Mesa series and the nectar rich flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and long tongued bees anytime this tidy plant is in bloom. If flowering slows down a light pruning and fertilizing will send back into production. Mesa Azure Salvia will perform best in a well-drained sunny location and is moderately drought resistant once well-established. Item# 11147

Grows To: 12-18''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Large clusters of fiery orange-red tubular flowers are produced from summer through fall to yearround in warm tropical climates and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Clusters of shiny black 3/8" fruit develop on pollinated flowers and are utilized by songbirds. When grown in full to mostly sunny conditions the foliage generally has a reddish tinge. The Firebush, Hamelia patens var. patens, is native to the southern half of Florida and is evergreen under frost free conditions and can develop into a medium to large shrub. *We have grown this species in our zone 8B gardens for over 30 years as a quite reliable 3-4' high die-back perennial. Each winter it freezes back to its crown and then returns in mid to late spring to flower through much of summer and into fall. Provide a full to mostly sunny site, although they are fairly tolerant, for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 898

Grows To: 4-8'H x 4-6'W as a shrub, 3-4'H x 4-5'W as a dieback perennial
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Mexican Plume, Mexican Shrimp Plant, Orange Shrimp Plant

Justicia fulvicoma, Beloperone blechiodes, B. comosa, B. fulvicoma, Drejerella comosa, D. fulvicoma

Orange to yellow tubular flowers emerge from spikes of red bracts atop compact plants from spring to fall to year round under warm tropical conditions. The Mexican Plume or Orange Shrimp Plant, Justicia fulvicoma, is a dense and lower growing Shrimp Plant with a more compact growing habit than the Red Shrimp Plant, Justicia brandegeeana, reaching about 24" high. It is quite tolerant of light conditions ranging from full sun to light shade but may have the densest habit in sunnier conditions. The flowers attract hummingbirds, larger butterflies, and other pollinators. Use the Mexican Plume to add color in containers, as a specimen or in mixed container gardens, as well as in the garden and landscape. Provide an average to well-drained, moderately fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12067

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11,(8B?,8A?)
Grows To: 18-24''H x 12-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade, Light shade
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Midnight Mexican Bush Sage produces long, rich purple, tubular flowers that emerge from velvety purple calyxes creating long upright to gently arching spikes of flowers in late summer and fall (and spring where protected from freezing). Soft velvety finely textured foliage on a durable and deer proof, reliable, clump forming perennial. Great for hummingbirds and butterflies! Item# 2981.

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

Mirage™ Cherry Red Salvia, Autumn Sage

Salvia greggii 'Balmircher' PP28527; EU PBR49561

Spikes of deep dark red two-lipped tubular flowers are produced from spring to fall atop this dwarf densely branching perennial Salvia. Mirage™ Cherry Red Salvia, a form of Autumn Sage or Salvia greggii, was selected for its heat and cold tolerance, and exceptional flower power. Its dwarf and compact habit is perfectly suited for use as a low maintenance and forgiving container specimen as well as in hot and sunny garden and landscape settings. The dark colored flowers are sure to attract low flying hummingbirds as well as the occassional butterfly and larger bees with its nectar rich flowers. Provide a well-drained soil in full to mostly sunny conditions and never keep soggy wet. Images courtesy of Ball Horticulture, all rights reserved. Item# 12204

Grows To: 12-18"H x 12-16"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Miss Manners Obedient Plant, False Dragon's Head

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners' PP12637

As well mannered in the garden as it name implies Miss Manners Physostegia stays in a tidy clump. In summer it produces dense spikes of tubular white flowers atop sturdy stems that attract a variety of pollinators including hummingbirds. This is a hardy, perennial that is native to the eastern half of North America and prefers moist to wet soils but performs well with average moisture. Image courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 11094

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 2-3'H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Missy Puryear's Pink Turks Cap

Malvaviscus x 'Missy Puryear'

Loads of rich pink flowers are produced from late spring or early summer until frost on a slightly more compact Turkscap. Missy Puryear Turkscap was developed by noted plantsman and horticulturist Greg Grant, a result of his many years of Turkscap breeding. This is a hummingbird's delight! A vigorous and easy to grow, long-lived perennial for full sun to part shade and is drought resistant once established. Item# 11322

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Large, bright rosy pink, tubular flowers adorn the sturdy 3' high spikes of this vigorous and easy to grow hybrid Lobelia in late summer and into fall. Monet Moment is an exceptional hybrid of our native Lobelias that has excellent vigor, extra large flowers and numerous spikes, and your hummingbirds and butterflies will love it. Like its native parents it will prefer consistently moist soils especially when grown in full sun conditions which is preferred although it can tolerate some shade. Item# 11165

Grows To: 2-3
Outdoor Light: Full sun (moist-wet soils), Morning sun, Light shade
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Mulberry Jam Salvia, Sage

Salvia 'Mulberry Jam'

The Mulberry Jam Salvia has loose spikes of 1" long deep fuchsia tubular flowers which emerge from darkly contrasting calyxes on near purple stems. It flowers from late spring or early summer until fall under good conditions. This is a medium-sized Salvia with a moderately bushy habit. Provide a full to mostly sunny position in a well-drained soil for the best results. The flowers attract hummingbirds and larger butterflies occasionally as well as providing pollen for bees. Mulberry Jam Salvia is a hybrid discovered in the garden of author and Salvia expert Betsy Clebsch. Item# 11277

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