What's the attraction?........
Flowers that attract hummingbirds can be the blooms of shrubs, perennials, trees and annuals. Hummingbirds are not just attracted to flowers. They often sip the nectar from shrubs and the blooms of trees.
When we moved to Vermont our property had several flowers in an overgrown garden.
That first summer, we began to notice a few of these tiny helicopter type birds making daily visits to some specific flowers and our newly hung flower baskets.
We were intrigued!
These birds were beautiful and we wished for more of them.
At that time, we didn't have any idea how to turn what seemed like a coincidence into a cooperative effort on our part to attract them.
Would you like to intentionally increase the number of hummingbird visits to your garden, deck, or patio?
Over the years, we've learned that one simple way of enticing these birds was to increase the number of flowers planted or displayed.
You may notice these little glittering birds are frequenting your brightly colored flowers with particular shapes.
Hummingbirds have fantastic vision.
They are also very smart and know which flowers are best for them.
Red, orange, pink and purple blooms are favored.
Like bees, they can also assess the amount of nectar in flowers.
They will accept a nectar reserve of 15% but prefer 25% to meet the demands of an exceptionally high metabolism.
Our friendly visitors are enticed by the trumpet shaped flowers and blooms that hang downward, such as the lovely foxglove.
Hummingbird flowers are usually red, orange, pink and purple, often trumpet shaped, sometimes hanging downward.
These blooms add beauty to your garden, deck, or patio while attracting these awe inspiring little birds......the hummingbirds!
Some examples of flowers that will attract hummingbirds are Salvia, Morning Glory, Phlox, Columbine, Bee Balm, Bird of Paradise, Lillies, Trumpet Vine, Cypress Vine, Honeysuckle and many more.
Visit our page on creating a Hummingbird Garden where you will find advice and links to specific flowers for each planting zones in North America.
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Flowers Through Fall
Sugar Buzz Cherry Bee Balm
Make your summertime shine with these colorful, cherry red blooms. Monarda is a favorite for Hummingbird Gardens. These nectar-rich flowers attract a lot of attention!
All summer long, Sugar Buzz Cherry Pops Bee Balm (Monarda didyma 'Cherry Pops') will decorate your landscape with style. These tidy plants are an improved cultivar of the wild Bergamot.
You'll love the spicy fragrance of the aromatic foliage. You'll really appreciate how nicely they perform in the landscape.
Enjoy the upright stems, long bloom time, and the way Cherry Pops Bee Balm fills out all the way to the ground with lush, dark green foliage. It will grow into a nicely rounded form.
The tubular flowers are held in dense, terminal clusters. Each flower has both an upper and lower lip, which makes it very attractive to those helpful pollinators we all want to support.
This clear red is a fantastic choice, too. Hummingbirds can't get enough of this shade!
NOTE: We think the nectar rich flowers of this plant is one of the most preferred by hummingbirds!BUY Sugar Buzz Monarda
Sugar Buzz Grape Bee Balm
Don't be without these useful—and absolutely gorgeous—compact Monarda for your Hummingbird Garden and near your Victory Garden. You'll love the intricate shape and bold color of these nectar-rich flowers!
One of the best cultivars of a native Bergamot, Sugar Buzz Grape Gumball Bee Balm (Monarda didyma 'Grape Gumball') is a winner in any garden. This variety boasts a top-notch shape, performance, color and long-lasting flowering display.
In other words, this is an improved selection of native Monarda. Sugar Buzz is a modern natural selection developed for today's smaller yards. It stays nice and compact, growing to the full spread listed in the Plant Highlights.BUY Grape Bee Balm
For a touch of magic in your landscape, use the beautiful Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), a native North American woodland plant. You'll love it's fancy, drooping spurred red and yellow flowers.
Kids of all ages are drawn to the blooms and so are hummingbirds.
They'll self-seed when they are happy with soil conditions, and you'll delight in seeing them peek out from the most interesting new spots in your yard in the springtime. But don't worry, these delicate ephemeral flowers won't give you any trouble or cause you any grief. Instead, they’ll simply bring you deep joy. Spring is here!BUY Wild Columbine
Bleeding Heart Spectabilis
The Bleeding Heart Spectabilis, 'Dicentra spectabilis, is a fast-growing perennial with pink, heart-shaped flowers. It is the most common variety in its species & the blooms look wonderful against its grayish foliage.
This Bleeding Heart will bloom from May to September and is a major attractor to hummingbirds and butterflies.
Luxuriant Bleeding Heart
The Bleeding Heart Luxuriant, 'Dicentra 'Luxuriant', is a fast-growing perennial with pink, heart-shaped flowers. The blooms look wonderful against its grayish foliage.
Dicentra will bloom from May to September and is a major attractor to butterflies. 'Luxuriant' makes excellent cut flowers, in mass with groundcovers, or in potted containers.
Being an old fashioned plant, it is a must in any landscape.
Blue Lace Delphinium
Delphinium Blue Lace, Delphinium elatum 'Blue Lace', is adorned with elegant spires of true sky blue flowers. Each flower has lavender-pink accents. The plant blooms in early summer.
'Blue Lace' is a New Zealand hybrid Delphinium that boasts strong stiff stems that rarely require staking. It has excellent rebloom in late summer and fall if spent flowers are removed.
'Blue Lace' is longer-lived than older varieties and has good powdery mildew resistance! The large deeply incised leaves are deer and rabbit resistant!BUY Blue Lace Delphinium
Purple Passion Delphinium
Delphinium Purple Passion, Delphinium elatum 'Purple Passion', is one flower you will spot from quite a distance! Delphinium 'Purple Passion' sports intense, deep purple blossoms with a purple and white striped bee.
The densely packed flower spikes are produced on very strong stems that do not require staking. Large, deeply incised, green leaves make this plant attractive even when it's not in bloom.
Hummingbirds and butterflies adore the blossoms. Individual plants make lovely specimens in the garden and groupings are spectacular.BUY Purple Passion Delphinium
Summer Blues Delphinium
Delphinium Summer Blues, Delphinium grandiflorum 'Summer Blues', is blanketed with 1 1/2" sky blue flowers, stands at a height of 10"-12" and forms compact mounds of well-branched foliage in early summer.
'Summer Blues' has better heat tolerance and is earlier blooming than other delphiniums. 'Summer Blues' will flower in the first year, making it perfect for bedding, borders or containers, and providing a colorful display over a long summer period.BUY Summer Blues Delphinium
If you're looking for a 'set it and forget it' new favorite for dry areas in your yard, consider this native. If you want a bloom factory that bring the butterflies and hummingbirds fluttering by, then the Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora) is the plant for you.
This low-maintenance, broadleaved evergreen requires very little water and produces dramatic spikes of vibrant red and pink flowers all season long.
You'll love the motion of the flower spikes bobbing in the breeze. Its long, graceful green foliage creates a striking burst of green while the spikes of flowers climb to the sky during the summer months.BUY Red Yucca
Adam's Needle Yucca
To add a tremendous amount of excitement to your landscape, try an easy care Adam's Needle Yucca (Yucca filamentosa). These native succulents are hardy across most of the United States.
You'll love the look of the handsome, lance-shaped leaves all year-long. They'll grow in a sophisticated rosette and act as a showy standout no matter where you place it.
Perfect for novice and experienced gardeners alike, this shrub can develop a tall, thick flowering stem in summer. These dramatic accents are usually between 4 and 5 feet, but some years, you may see a spike that reaches 6 feet or more! The creamy white, tulip-shaped flowers can last for a month.
Butterflies and hummingbirds love these white bells.BUY Adam's Needle Yucca
The Crocosmia Lucifer is a cold weather tolerant perennial that exudes tropical flair! A type of spring planted corm, it produces beautiful red flowers. The flowers are very showy, and they make great cut flowers. It is cold hardy to zone 5, making this is a great perennial for northern gardens that want a tropical look.
The Crocosmia is also commonly known as Montbretia. The flowers bloom from summer through fall. Crocosmias are clump forming and bloom best in crowded conditions.Even when not in bloom, Crocosmia 'Lucifer' has attractive, tropical looking foliage. Tall sword shaped verdant green leaves wave in the slightest breeze. All you need is a fancy drink with an umbrella!Plant some from Nature Hills and liven up your butterfly garden, perennial bed or border with some tropical flair today!
Crocosmia Emily McKenzie
The Crocosmia Emily McKenzie, 'Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora emily mckenzie', a spring planted corm, produces beautiful orange flowers with red centers. The flowers are very showy, and they make great cut flowers. The Crocosmia is also commonly known as Monbretia. Crocosmias are clump forming and bloom best in crowded conditions. This plant has attractive foliage. Hummingbirds flock to their blooms.
Walker's Low Catmint
Do you love hummingbirds and want a long-lived, tidy, pretty border plant that blooms throughout the growing season? Take a close look at Walker's Low Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'). This mounding herbaceous perennial has spicy fragrant leaves and features waves of cool, lavender blue flowers that bring butterflies in droves.
Walker's Low is a favorite of most gardeners because of the massive blue flower display for those hot dry areas in your landscape. Early summer brings erect spikes of trumpet-shaped lavender flowers to the Catmint plant and it's a long blooming perennial plant that continues to bloom throughout the summer and into autumn.
The dusty, gray green foliage is aromatic. If you crush one in your hand, you'll easily note the spicy, minty scent that drives cats crazy in a good way.
Some attribute the Walker's Low Catmint with medicinal purposes as well. Many cats find it enticing. Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds love it, so you'll have a steady stream of visitors throughout the summer months.BUY Walker's Low Catmint
Six Hills Giant Catmint
The Catmint 'Six Hills Giant', Nepeta faasenii 'Six Hills Giant', is a vigorous clump-forming perennial with aromatic and light gray-green leaves.'Six Hills Giant' has large growing flower stems with spike-like lavender-blue flowers blooming throughout summer. It is best to trim spent blossoms after flowering to induce a second bloom.A sun lover, 'Six Hills Giant' is a perfect companion with roses, ornamental grasses, herb gardens, and the mixed border.It thrives in well-drained soil of low to average fertility. This catmint is highly versatile and can be placed from the front to back of the garden.This plant is often mistaken for lavender.Cut this plant back to the ground in late winter or very early spring.
Vision In Red Astilbe
Looking for a showy standout in your shaded landscape? Gain bold color and season-long texture with Vision in Red Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red'). Starting in late spring, a tall, multi-branched stem lined with many tiny, deep-red buds rises high above the dark green, fine-textured foliage clump.
You'll watch in amazement as the many red flowers open into a glorious, red-purple plume. These magnificent, feathery plumes will be the star of your garden design for weeks!
Vision in Red offers a striking color contrast to the typical cool green tones. Rely on their ornamental impact to decorate your shaded border.
Snip the plumes for indoor cut flower arrangements. You can bundle them and hang upside down to dry for long-lasting dried arrangements, too.
Beyond the elegant flower plumes, Astilbe is widely admired for its attractive foliage. This variety features a lovely bronze overcast.
Visions In Pink Astilbe
The Astilbe Chinensis Visions in Pink PP#118, 'Astilbe Chinensis', has clear soft pink plumes that light up shady garden spaces in the mid to late summer.
Astilbe is admired for its attractive foliage and elegant flower plumes. The summer lacy deep green foliage adds a ferny texture to garden beds long after the blooms have faded.
The 'Visions in Pink' plumes offer a striking contrast against the coarsely textured, blue-green foliage. These mid summer blooming beauties are ideal for borders, containers, and gardens on the edge of woodlands.
For maximum color and impact, mass astilbe in groups in partly shaded gardens, though this one can tolerant some morning sun or full sun in cooler areas.
The Astilbe 'Visions', Astilbe chinensis, is a colorful feathery flower with fragrant lavender-raspberry blooms and lacy blue-green foliage. The flowers contrast wonderfully with the glossy foliage.
Astilbe 'Visions' blooms in July and is most successfully grown in a shady area, but can tolerate some morning sun. Although this Astilbe is more tolerant of dry soil than other Astilbes, do not allow it to dry out. It prefers moist, humus, organically rich soils.
A moist, well-drained area is a key feature for growing a healthy plant. In order to keep Astilbe looking good for the next year, do not cut it back in the winter, (the old foliage helps protect the plant from winter damage), but prune in early spring.
Astilbe is considered to be disease, deer and rabbit resistant and will attract hummingbirds and butterflies.BUY Lavender Astilbe
The Astilbe 'Fanal', Astilbe arendsii, is a colorful feathery flower with deep red blooms and lacy deep green or bronze-green foliage.
The foliage in spring is mahogany, but as autumn approaches, the blooms turn to shades of brown that look wonderful in winter snowscapes. The flowers contrast wonderfully with the dark green glossy foliage.
'Fanal' is most successfully grown in a shady area but can tolerate some morning sun. A moist, well-drained area is a key factor for growing a healthy plant. Do not allow Astilbe 'Fanal' to dry out.
In order to keep Astilbe looking good for the next year, do not cut it back in the winter, (the old foliage helps protect the plant from winter damage), but prune in early spring.
Astilbe is considered to be deer resistant and will attract hummingbirds. Use 'Fanal' Astilbe as beautiful cut flowers for a grand bouquet!BUY Fanal Astilbe
Oriental Lily Mix
Beneath the midsummer sky, you'll find a show of the brightest, most dramatic flowers: Oriental Lilies. These star-shaped blooms are some of the biggest you will find. Their pure pomp and their splashy display may make them seem difficult to grow, but they're one of the most straightforward spring bulbs you can own. If you've been looking for a plant that makes an impact with color and size, we've selected some of the best bulbs for our Oriental Lily Mix.
These fragrant and fanciful flowers will dazzle and delight.
Oriental Lilies are tall, strong, and reliable. Some of the varieties we've selected will reach up to four feet in height. This makes them a natural choice as a back border or background planting. Don't worry. It's impossible to overlook their blooms. These classic star-shaped flowers will erupt in midsummer in colors that range from white to magenta. And their patterns include bi-colored beauties with white edges and those streaked with deep reds.
Oriental Lilies feature deep green foliage that flanks its large and sturdy stalks.BUY Oriental Lily Mix
Happy Returns Daylily
Why not add a big dose of cheerful, happy yellow in your landscape? Happy Returns Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns') is one of the best early blooming Daylilies. It's a prolific producer of clear, light yellow-toned blooms.
It blooms its head off for you every single year starting in May and continuing all season long.
There are so many ways to use a small, cute little flower factory like this. Happy Returns is becoming one of the most popular of the Daylilies because of its compact habit and its continuous blooming. People just love this awarding winning plant!
One of the parent plants of Happy Returns is the most popular reblooming daylily, Stella D' Oro, with its bright, golden-yellow blooms. But Happy Returns features ruffled flowers that are a clear pale yellow without a trace of red or orange.
You'll love how well this variety blends with pink, blue and purple shades exceptionally well. Happy Returns opens up so many more design possibilities for your landscape. And those beautiful, slightly translucent flowers are fragrant!
Purple D' Oro Daylily
This compact reblooming Daylily is a flower factory! While each gorgeous flower only lasts a day, there are hundreds produced over its long season of bloom time. The lavender-purple flowers of Purple D' Oro Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Purple D' Oro') attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, as well as second glances from the neighbors.
Love the carefree yellow Stella D' Oro Daylily that looks so good all growing season long? Well, this is a fabulous purple version of that famous plant. Purple D' Oro Daylily takes the charm of its sister, and adds a deep, delicious color on the petals.
They will be amazingly ornamental from late spring through fall. Just think of these as a plant version of the Energizer Bunny. Purple D' Oro Daylily is famous for its continuous blooms from May to October.
The luxurious blooms are reddish-purple in color and feature a slightly ruffled edge to the main petals. A bold yellow throat coordinates beautifully with its popular sunny sister, the yellow flowering Stella D' Oro. Why not add both to your planting plan?BUY Purple D'Oro Daylily
Going Bananas Lily
Look out! This perfectly pretty perennial will, quite literally, have you going bananas! Going Bananas Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Going Bananas' PP#17164) is exactly the kind of perennial that will take your garden over the top!
Each spring, this plant will leaf out with lovely bright green foliage. It keeps itself low to the ground and boasts an impressively dense leaf count! Even before it blooms, Going Bananas looks quite handsome.
Of course, it's hard to draw your eyes away from the blossoms of this yellow daylily once it blooms in the early summer. Each flower could be described as the color of a perfectly ripe banana or as the color of the warm, bright, midday sun.
Sure, a daylily flower only blooms for a single day, but fear not, Going Bananas has a massive number of blooms always ready and waiting to take the place of the previous flowers. This perennial will bloom continuously all summer long and even into fall!
You won't be the only one in love with Going Bananas, Pollinators like butterflies will come from near and far for a chance to check out the nectar from this bright yellow daylily! With its slight tubular blossom shape, you might even get a curious hummingbird or two to stop by!BUY Going Bananas Lily
Stella de Oro Lily
Stella de Oro’ (sometimes spelled Stella d’Oro) has become a bona fide garden favorite, with almost too many benefits to mention!
This perfect daylily (a former “Perennial of the Year”) has fragrant, ruffled buttercup-yellow flowers with apricot throats that measure about 2-½ inches across.
These flowers are a beautiful contrast against forest-green, dense, sword like foliage.
Plants normally get about a foot high and a foot or two wide, and can take the heat and drought of hot climates;
It can even thrive in clay and acid soils.
It’s a repeat bloomer, and will keep painting your garden with vivid color from May through July.
‘Stella de Oro’ prefers full sun and soil with good drainage. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies while discouraging rabbits and insects.BUY Stella de Oro Daylily
Strawberry Candy Daylily
The Hemerocallis 'Strawberry Candy', also known as a Daylily, has a wonderful color of a strawberry-pink blend with a rosy-red eye zone, a golden green throat, and ruffled edges.It won the Stout Silver Medal in 1998, the Award of Merit in 1996 and Honorable Mention in 1993; one can see why!'Strawberry Candy' will bloom from May through July, with outstanding color and is a definite rebloomer. 'Strawberry Candy' prefers a full sun area that is well-drained.Although the blooms will last only for one day, there are many blooms on strong stems that rise above tall grassy foliage. Remove dead foliage in late fall.Use 'Strawberry Candy' for cut flowers, massing, edging, in borders or in mixed containers and tubs. Planted together in large numbers, they quickly crowd out weeds and make a carefree and colorful ground cover.Daylilies can survive many harsh conditions that other plants cannot. This includes city environments, slopes, poor and dry soils, near pavement that is salted in winter, and under Black Walnut trees (not affected by juglone).'Strawberry Candy' is one of the best daylilies you can have in your garden!
Pocket Full of Gold Daylilies
One of our favorite plants for edging and containers, the dwarf Pocket Full of Gold® Daylily (Hemerocallis x Pocgzam') delivers big on both style and ease of care. Enjoy beauty, charm and low maintenance with these sunny best-sellers.
We're sure you've seen the wildly popular Stella de Oro blooming all around your town. There is a reason why landscape designers love that buttery yellow, super-compact variety.
Well, imagine a plant that is just a little bit bigger, and offers even more ruffled-edged blooms! Pocket Full of Gold blooms are clear, lemon yellow, without the bold orange tones of Stella.
You can't go wrong with these improved selections of Daylily. Extremely versatile, they beg to be added around your yard and included in your containers, too.
The Trumpet Creeper, Campsis radicans, is a rapid growing clinging vine that produces bright red orange trumpet shaped flowers up to 3 inches long.
It blooms in the summer months and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Also known as the Trumpet Vine, and it is a tough vine for hot and dry sites.
The abundant sprays of trumpet-shaped red orange flowers cover this deciduous vine for an extra long bloom season.
Trumpet Creeper often grows with multiple trunks, or a shrub like form if it does not have anything to climb. When it does have a structure upon which to climb, it has a vine form that will grow to three stories high! Eventually, the main stem can grow to seven inches wide.
The rapid growth makes it an excellent plant for covering fences or arbors. The clinging vines attach themselves to structures and climbs by aerial tendrils.BUY Trumpet Vine
Yellow Trumpet Vine
The Yellow Trumpet Creeper, Campsis radicans 'Flava', is a rapid growing, clinging vine that produces yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers in the summer months; is a favorite for attracting hummingbirds, bees and butterflies in summer.Trumpet Creepers flower best in a full sun location and it is a tough vine for hot and dry sites. The invasive nature of this plant makes it hard to get rid of, but it is also very hardy; they are self-seeding which produces suckers making them sometimes aggressive growing vines.The abundant sprays of trumpet-shaped yellow flowers cover this deciduous vine for an extra long bloom season. The rapid growth makes training easy, and therefore, it is excellent for covering fences or arbors. The 'Flava' cultivar is considered by many to be the superior of the species.Use Yellow Trumpet Creeper for screens for patios or cover for fences, walls, and arbors.
Peaches n Dreams Hollyhock
The Peaches 'n Dreams Hollyhock, 'Alcea rosea', has double, creamy-peach flowers that are frosted with tints of raspberry-pink and apricot. It is a wonderful new array of pastels to add to the garden.The Hollyhock family is made up of a rather large group that exhibits tall stature and is biennial in nature.Although they are short lived, they reseed themselves.The large blooms of Alcea 'Peaches 'n Dreams' Hollyhock flower in the summer months. Alcea is a wonderful plant near the back of the border, working great along walls or fences.They are best planted in full sun in a well-drained area.
Jolly Good Clematis
Jolly Good Clematis puts on a “jolly good” show, and keeps the fun coming all summer long! The display begins in spring as green leaves and vigorous growth combine to create a vibrant, climbing vine. By late spring/early summer, 3-inch blooms appear with their lavender petals highlighted with deeper streaks of purple, and accented with adorable white stamens.
Jolly Good is a prolific bloomer and keeps up the show throughout the entire summer. Wildlife love it, with butterflies, bees and hummingbirds all too happy to pay it multiple visits throughout the season (adding to its decorative allure in your yard).
Your Jolly Good Clematis is a mid-sized, deciduous shrub and will grow up to 7 feet in length/height. It’s a vigorous grower, with a compact nature and easy-to-care-for manner. It blooms on new wood, so trimming it back to two feet in early spring will help maintain its shape, and it trains quite easily to a trellis or fence.BUY Jolly Good Clematis
Princess Diana Clematis
Clematis Princess Diana is a late flowering variety that produces masses of bright 4 petalled pink blooms from midsummer through fall. The Clematis Princess Diana has unique tulip-shaped flowers each have four petals, with lighter pink margins, and bright yellow anthers. The attractive seed heads are an added bonus in late fall.
This vivid tubular flower of hot raspberry pink is a tribute to the late princess. Clematis Princess Diana needs a supporting structure to grow properly.BUY Princess Diana Clematis
The Goldflame Honeysuckle is most often grown as a trailing vine with incredible flowers. It would create a dramatic affect climbing a trellis or your front porch rail.
Imagine having a Goldflame Honeysuckle in your own yard. A delicious blend of light to hot pink, exotic flowers cling to a vigorous vine of vibrant green as it twists and turns around your garden trellis.
A heavenly scent of succulent sweetness drifts on the afternoon breeze. Butterflies, resplendent in their summer finery, flit among the blooms as hummingbirds briefly pause to draw nectar from the tubular blossoms, a peaceful interlude amid the chaos of everyday life.
Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle
Hummingbirds are attracted to orange-red flowers and sweet nectar, both abundant features of the hybrid Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle Vine
It couldn't be easier to grow. Dropmore will withstand cold winters, put up with drought and doesn't need anything but a half-day of full sun and some moist, fertile soil to perform at its best.
It's a rugged semi-evergreen climber that's virtually indestructible, even with haphazard pruning.
Each year, from June to September, you can look forward to lightly fragrant masses of scarlet-orange tubular flowers that give way to small red berries in the fall which the birds just love.
Because it's a vining variety, be sure to give it a sturdy support to climb on soon after it's planted.
Hot Shot Girard Azalea
Hot Shot Girard Azalea (Azalea x "Girard's Hot Shot') is a hardy, ornamental shrub with brilliant flowers. An ideal size for shrub borders, foundation plantings, or a low hedge, this beautiful azalea is also suitable for use by Japanese Bonsai enthusiasts.
You'll love this Azalea all year long.
In spring, this shrub comes alive with masses of 3-inch, fiery orange/scarlet blooms every spring. The large, ruffled flowers, interspersed amid the vibrant dark-green hues of its compact form, present a splendid display in your front yard landscape as a foundation planting.
Use in your back yard to highlight a seating area. Plan an annual party to Welcome Spring during bloom time.
You'll also love the beautiful foliage in the fall, as it shines with firey red majesty. Even in winter, the evergreen nature gives some much-welcomed interest and color throughout the drabbest of the seasons.
This is an extremely hardy evergreen Azalea and needs very little pruning. Its smaller, more compact size, is a welcome addition for those with smaller planting spaces.
After bloom, it adapts very well to pruning to augment the plant's natural mounding habit. It's drought-tolerant and requires little care beyond a well-drained soil.
Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators love the bright flowers, and you'll enjoy providing them with this special treat.BUY Hot Shot Girard Azalea
Autumn Carnation Encore Azalea
Flaming color! Our Hardy Azaleas are brilliant flowering shrubs that bloom in magnificent profusion. Azaleas are so hardy they thrive where winter temperatures drop below zero. Hardy Azaleas are far superior to old-fashioned varieties. Lovely flowers cover these plants as few others can do. Make ideal foundation plants. And, you can start enjoying their colorful blooms this coming spring. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, fragrant.BUY Autumn Carnation Encore Azalea
Conversation Piece Azalea
Some plants are so beautiful and alluring that they are simply destined to become the talk of the town. Get ready to be the topic of your neighborhoods conversation each summer with the Conversation Piece Azalea (Rhododendron x Robin Hill 'Conversation Piece').
The Conversation Piece Azalea will dazzle you with its array of pinks ranging from deep fuchsia to light cream. Often, a single blossom will have a dark center with lighter petals spanning outwards. From the moment it blooms in late spring until the last bloom fades in the fall, you'll be absolutely enthralled!
The color doesn't end there though! Your Conversation Piece Azalea sets its blossoms atop a dense shrub of dark green foliage that is still quite appealing when not in bloom. As an added bonus, this specimen is a broadleaf evergreen, so it will stay a pleasant shade of green all year long!
Not only will this bring curious friends by to take a closer look, the Conversation Piece Azalea is a favorite among pollinators as well! Your garden will come alive with butterflies and hummingbirds searching for a tasty snack, adding even more beauty to an already stunning plant.BUY Conversation Piece Azalea
What a gorgeous plant to spice up your landscape! You'll definitely notice the bold Karen Azalea (Rhododendron x 'Karen') blooms in early spring. They'll cover the bright green new foliage completely in full bloom.
One of the most cold-hardy of the dependable Gable Hybrids developed by Mr. Joseph Gable, the Karen Azalea is a broadleaved evergreen that features bright, pinky purple blooms. Each 1-2-inch blossom is a double "hose-in-hose" style that really makes things pop.
If you have a Zen garden, add several Karen Azaleas around your meditation spot. You often see these springtime beauties paired with Bleeding Heart perennials. Because this plant thrives in partial share, add a few of these partner plants beneath a shaded canopy where you like to meditate or relax and read. Take time to appreciate the awesome beauty and intricacy of nature.
This striking plant could also really light up your entryway as a specimen plant. Your guests will love the Karen Azalea's welcoming and warm presence. Butterflies and hummingbirds buzzing through your garden adore the showy blooms, too!BUY Karen Azalea
George L. Taber Azalea
Color, elegance and style come together in this large, robust shrub. Use George L.Taber Azalea (Azalea x 'George L. Taber') to create a delightful garden experience.
George L. Taber produces an incredible display of wonderful flowers. The lavish show will stop traffic on your street!
The impact of the blooms has to be seen to be believed. And you can enjoy the masses of showy, single blooms twice a year.
Light and bright, multi-colored flowers cover the plant from top to bottom in early spring. In fall, as the weather cools, a happy George L. Taber will produce a second, smaller flush of blooms.
Each bloom is nearly white with a pale orchid-lavender overcast. The throat showcases a deeper magenta tone, with a rosy-pink splotch. From a distance, the ombre colorway reads as a sophisticated pink and white variegation.
Dark Horse Weigela
The Dark Horse Weigela, Weigela florida 'Dark Horse' PP14381, is a new cultivar that is characterized by a superior compact habit, dark purple leaves, and pink flowers that contrast with the dark foliage. In combination, these traits set 'Dark Horse' apart from all other existing varieties of weigela.This is an ideal choice for late spring color in combination with conifers and broadleaf evergreens. Will attract hummingbirds! This old-fashioned, flowering deciduous shrub has very dark foliage and deep pink flowers that contrast well with the foliage.'Dark Horse' makes a great landscape plant, and it retains its color interest throughout the season. It is quite attractive when grown as a hedge.'Dark Horse' is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer.
Wine & Roses Weigela
Nature Hills is expertly growing Wine & Roses® Weigela (Weigela florida 'Alexandra') for sale across the country. This ornamental, deciduous shrub is in high demand by garden designers, homeowners, and commercial property owners. Everyone loves the dynamic spring flowers contrasting against the lush, dark foliage.
A spectacular offering from Proven Winners®, Wine & Roses is the largest Weigela in the Wine series. It features rosy-pink flowers which really pop against the deep, dark purple foliage. New spring growth emerges in a shade of purple so deep that it almost looks black.
The tubular, trumpet-shaped flowers absolutely blanket the plant from top to bottom and side to side. These showy, hot pink blooms will attract hummingbirds for miles around. Best of all, the gorgeous spring blooms will flower for weeks!
You may see another flush of flowers later in the summertime. The enormous pink flower display against the deep, dark purple foliage is nothing short of spectacular. The shrub continues to bloom sporadically into fall to help provide nectar for butterflies.
Spilled Wine Weigela
Does your landscape need a little "pick-me-up?" With wavy, rich red-purple leaves, Spilled Wine Weigela (Weigela florida 'Bokraspiwi' USPP 23,781) would be happy to serve you.
It's lavishly covered in hot, magenta pink, trumpet-shaped blooms all spring long. These tubular flowers are perfect for hummingbirds! They love zipping up for a quick sip of nectar.
The brilliant blossoms absolutely "pop" against the vibrant leaves.
As summer heats up, the foliage only becomes more vivid and intense, turning an eggplant purple in late summer. This foliage doesn't fade, and you'll enjoy the luscious deep foliage all season.
Shining Sensation Weigela
The Shining Sensation Weigela, Weigela florida 'Bokrashine', produces lustrous burgundy foliage that creates the perfect canvas to showcase profuse, pink, funnel-shaped flowers.
A true performer, this adaptable plant offers months of bloom with gorgeous pink flowers that are particularly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.
The long, arching stems provide a handsome architectural element to any mixed border. It will mature to 5'-6' with a spread of 4'-5'.
This easy-to-grow, deciduous shrub is drought tolerant and can grow in dry soil. A fast growing shrub, ‘Shinning Sensation is guaranteed to add season-long color!BUY Shining Sensation Weigela
Red Prince Weigela
If you are looking for a standout in your landscape, select Red Prince Weigela (Weigela florida 'Red Prince'). It's a deciduous shrub with repeat-bloom. If you have a spot in your yard where a bold statement is called for, then this is the shrub for you.
This is the variety that changed the game for Weigelas. A real breakthrough, the phenomenal number of red flowers on this shrub in late spring is truly astounding.
Red Prince Weigela shrub will provide a wonderful show for your yard not once, but twice a year! In late spring, 1.5-inch, trumpet-shaped flowers of radiant red will literally cover your Red Prince with their brilliance.
Many people mistake this woody deciduous shrub for an Azalea or Rhododendron during the first round of spring flowers. In bloom, the plant actually looks red, and the green foliage doesn't register much, if at all. A real show stopper in the landscape!
The tubular, red flowers are the perfect way to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your yard. The hummingbirds have a heyday when it flowers. It attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bees with bright color and delicious nectar.BUY Red Prince Weigela
Minuet Weigela is a dwarf shrub with showy flowers and foliage. These would make an attractive, small hedge in your landscape, or use one as a colorful accent in your perennial beds.
Your Minuet Weigela is a colorful plant even when not in full bloom. The elliptic leaves have a slight purple hue, lending them an attractive color all season long. In spring, yellow-throated, hot-pink flowers with a trumpet-like appearance appear for a dramatic display in your yard.
As an added bonus, the flowers sporadically bloom again throughout summer, an extra boon for your wildlife.
Minuet Weigela has a dense, rounded form and is hardier than some other dwarf cultivars. In fact, it was developed in Canada, and has improved cold tolerance. Minuet requires full sun for best flowering, but will tolerate a variety of other conditions. It's amenable to pruning, so you can shape it as needed.
Maroon Swoon Weigela
Crave color, but don't have space for a large flowering shrub? Try the fabulous reblooming Maroon Swoon® Weigela (Weigela x Slingco 2') for a profusion of jewel-toned blooms. Don't worry, it will stay nice, tight and compact, growing in a sweetly mounded shape.
This is one of the new-fashioned Weigelas and we just know you'll fall deeply in love with this exciting selection from Blooming Easy Date Night™ series. The unusually deep dark maroon flowers are remarkable!
And this shrub is just loaded with these rare color blooms. You'll immediately notice the deep maroon red the day the first bloom opens. It's a hot accent to your landscape.
Mixed Butterfly Bush
The Mixed Butterfly Bush has fragrant 8-10'' flower spikes and grows 4-8' tall. A fragrant friend of butterflies and hummingbirds. One of the most prolific sources of massed color, blooms from July to frost. This plant is a main stay of the perennial border. The long flower trusses provide a never-ending source of cut flowers. We send assorted colors: rich purples, orchid-pinks and lilacs, vibrant reds, and pure whites. The Mixed Butterfly Bush is a strong, easy-to-grow plant. We ship sturdy ready to grow plants. In fall, after flowering, prune back to within a few inches of ground. This keeps it manageable and promotes new bloom shoots. These plants are deer and drought resistant. Plant 4-8' apart in full sun.BUY Mixed Butterfly Bush
Black Butterfly Bush
Rapidly becoming the most popular shrub
in America, Butterfly Bush is a must for every late summer perennial
garden. A hallmark of this shrub is the lightly scented clusters of
flowers measuring one to two feet in length. Aptly named, the butterfly
bush attracts loads of butterflies and is also a favorite of
hummingbirds. In northern areas of the country, they will die back to
the ground in winter. Reappearing in very late spring, you will be
amazed at how quickly it once again grows into a 6-8' shrub. Outstanding
when planted in full sun. Zones 5-9.
Butterfly Bush Collection
Four beautiful shrubs in one collection! Rapidly becoming the most popular shrub in America, the Butterfly Bush is a must for every late summer perennial garden. A hallmark of this shrub are the lightly scented clusters of flowers measuring one to two feet in length. Aptly named, the butterfly bush attracts loads of butterflies and is also a favorite of hummingbirds.BUY Butterfly Bush Collection
Hardy Red Fuchsia
Hardy Red Fuchsia puts on an unbelievable display of red pendant flowers that act as beacons for hummingbirds from early summer to mid-fall. Extremely ornamental plants can grow up to six feet tall. Best of all, it's completely cold hardy. Hardy Red Fuchsia is evergreen in southern climates and deciduous in colder parts of the country. Rabbit resistant. Attracts hummingbirds. In zones 3, 4 and 5 it needs to be heavily mulched.BUY Hardy Red Fuchsia
Chinese Wisteria is fragrant and fast-growing with colorful blooms. Drought resistant. This ornamental wonder is unusually dense with vigorous twining vines that form a slightly weeping, thick-foliaged specimen 25-40' tall. But the most breathtaking thing happens in late May when the Chinese Wisteria is covered in huge, blue-violet flower clusters. A cut-flower sensation. Order this old-fashioned favorite now and get strong 1-2' fast-growing plants. Deer resistant. Attracts hummingbirds and butterfliesBUY Wisteria
Hostas for Hummingbirds are unequalled by any other shade-loving plant because of their great beauty and versatility. Imagine strong, healthy clusters of silver-white and green, wavy leaves a foot or more long. The foliage is just waiting to be cut. Its clusters of lilac, bell-shaped flowers blend beautifully with other flowers and attract hummingbirds. Hosta is a fast, fool-proof grower, will grow in all kinds of soils. Thrives indoors even in a shady north window. Hostas will live for decades if given reasonable care. Hostas are very attractive when planted in triangles, 3 feet apart. Or plant 2-3 triangles where shade is a problem.
Handful of Hostas
Hosta's are one of the best foundation plantings around! We never know which hosta our customers will order. So we never come out even! We can't tell you which varieties you will receive, but your ''handful of hosta'' may include Regal Blue, Golden Green, White Edge, White Scalloped, Green and White, Majestic Standard or another fabulous hosta. Providing regal splendor in sun or shade Hosta is rapidly becoming one of the most popular perennials. It is extremely adaptable and very resistant to diseases and insects. The beautiful foliage provides interest all season long with the handsome flowers an added bonus. Plant in any good garden soil. Will perform at its best in a rich, moist loam. We send our choice of assorted varieties. Field grown plants. Shipped bareroot, spacing of 1 1/2-3', can withstand drought conditions, attracts hummingbirds, fragrant.BUY Handful of Hosta
White Edge Hosta
The White Edge Hosta has emerald green leaves broadly splashed with white edges. It is a hardy perennial that blooms in late summer. The White Edge Hosta grows 15-18'' high and is excellent for border planting. Strong, field-grown plants. Attracts Hummingbirds. Drought resistant.BUY White Edge Hosta
Loyalist Hosta is a new show-stopping Hosta that is one of the best white-centered hosta to arrive on the garden scene in years. Providing regal splendor in the shade hosta is rapidly becoming one of the most popular perennials. The leaf margin is deep green and the leaf center is nearly pure white and does not melt out. Lavender flowers on cream stems appear in mid summer. The Loyalist Hosta is sure to brighten every shady spot in your landscape. Plant in any good garden soil. Will perform at its best in a rich, moist loam. Drought resistant. Attracts hummingbirds. Flower can be used in cut arrangements.
White Feather Hosta. You will be amazed at the creamy white early season foliage from this introduction from Holland. As the season progresses, the foliage turns to light green with creamy highlights. White Feather provides fragrant lavender flowers in mid-summer. It is stunning when planted in groups in shady garden areas or containers. Grows 15-20'' tall and wide.
We are proud to bring you this most colorful new hosta! Richland Gold Hosta has sunny yellow leaves that are accented with gradated shades of green. Add a bright spot to any landscape with this hardy golden hosta. The Richland Gold Hosta grows 16'' tall in clumps of neat, spectacular looking foliage. Plant 18-24'' apart. Enjoy lavender flowers in July-August. Drought resistant. Attracts hummingbirds.
Love hosta, but don't have shade in your yard? Then try Francee Hosta. Francee is a favorite of landscapers because it performs well in almost any condition -- sun or shade! Wonderful white margins contrast with the green heart shaped leaves. Francee Hosta is a medium-sized hosta that grows to 21'' high and 45'' wide. Produces lavender flowers on 2-3' scapes in late summer. Zones 3-9.
The Empress Wu Hosta. Measures an impressive 4' high and 6' wide with huge leaves that can measure more than 1 1/2' wide and long! This hosta is named in honor of the only female emperor to rule China. A stunning specimen for a shade area! Pale reddish violet flowers in early to mid-summer.
Sum & Substance Hosta
Gigantic hosta grows up to 3' tall!
Rose of Sharon Hedge
Delightful red, white or purple hibiscus-shaped flowers blossom each summer in a lifetime of natural beauty. Rose of Sharon Hedge is a practical, lovely frame for your landscape. These hardy, erect-branching shrubs will grow 5-10' tall for an informal privacy screen or can be trimmed for a neat, colorful hedge. Rose of Sharon is lovely all through the growing season. In mid-summer it bursts into bloom when little else is blooming and continues to flower through fall. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. These hardy plants are welcome in any landscape. Order today and receive strong healthy 1-2' one year old shrubs. Plants may have single or double blooms. Mixed colors only.BUY Rose of Sharon Hedge
Hardy Silk Tree
A cold hardy variety of a tropical favorite!
Persian Lilac Tree
One of our favorite shrubs is now available in tree form! Beautiful pale lilac blooms have a wonderfully fragrant scent. Plant one on each side of your landscape for a show-stopping effect. We invite you to shop around and compare our price - if you are lucky enough to find somebody else offering these beauties. For the ultimate in beauty, as your Tree Form Persian Lilacs grow and mature, keep them trimmed to a height of 5-8'. We send 3-4' trees. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, good for cutting.BUY Persian Lilac Tree