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Phlox for Hummingbirds

Planting Phlox for hummingbirds is a favorite among gardeners.

Phlox in our perennial garden for hummingbirds.

(This photo is one variety of hummingbird perennials in our garden.)

This easy to grow plant has large captivating bundles of colorful blooms and the loveliest fragrance.

Hummingbirds have a high metabolism and need flowers with an abundant nectar count.This beautiful bloom fits the bill (no pun intended) perfectly.

Your personal locale and the variety you choose will determine when it will bloom and for how long. It doesn’t matter because hummingbirds always enjoy phlox.
Here in Northern Vermont, our garden Phlox bloom in August and September.

This is the time of year our hummingbirds need to bulk up for the fall migration back to their winter homes in South America and Mexico.
We see them frequenting our flowers all day long. In addition to the feeders we supply, nectar from flowers is also more important for them in the Fall.

Lanender Phlox in our hummingbird perennial garden.

(Here is another variety in our garden.)

How To Grow

  • This perennial which is one of the best hummingbird flowers grows in zones 4 – 8.
  • Jim and I purchase our plants at Nature Hills Nursery because of reliable service and good quality plants.

  • We have learned that it’s best to plant in full sun to partial shade, shading decreases bloom quality and increases disease problems.
  • It is necessary to plant in soil that drains well. Our soil is clay so we use extra compost.
  • Place plants about a foot apart. To be honest, we haven’t done this but now understand that allowing air circulation helps to prevent disease. If we have any problems, we will plant more spaciously in the future. We do recommend this to anyone. It’s always better to be safe than sorry later.
  • The plant grows to varying heights depending on variety. If you are planting a Hummingbird Garden, we advise planting the tall varieties in the back. The shorter varieties which grow 1 to 2 feet high are suitable for the middle section of the garden.

Its as easy as that to plant Phlox for Hummingbirds!

Blue Paradise Phlox 

Blue Paradise produces white-centered, delicate blue flowers that are a delight in the summer garden. Late day sun brings out deeper, more lavender hues for a two-toned effect that's sure to please.This strong, prolific bloomer even emits a sweet fragrance, making it a perfect cut flower as a living room bouquet.Plant a Blue Paradise in your yard this summer and you'll soon understand why "paradise" is a part of this exceptional perennial's name.

  • Fragrant, Blue flowers
  • Adaptive to a variety of soils
  • Mildew resistant
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Fort Hills Creeping Phlox

You'll adore the tender flowers of one of the prettiest small, perennial flowering groundcovers. Fort Hill Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata 'Fort Hill') brings a smile to all who see its electric violet hue.

In spring, these flowering carpets are a sight for winter-weary eyes! Include them in sunny spots throughout your garden.

Each 5-petaled bloom is tiny, but the impact they make is huge. A single plant may produce hundreds of flowers borne from clusters of buds. These bright blooms are held high above the foliage for even greater impact.

Next, look closer to the individual petals. The widened ends are deeply lobed into a triangular notch. These "fairy flowers" look like beautiful, light purple hearts!

  • Light Lavender-Pink Blooms Highlighted by Purple Centers
  • Amazingly Lobed Petals Look Like Tiny Hearts
  • Refresh Your Spirit After Long, Hard Winter
  • Low-Growing Plant Covered in Tiny Flowers
  • Early Nectar Resource for Butterflies and Hummingbirds
  • Tidy, Evergreen Foliage
  • Native to North America
  • Cold Hardy
  • Shades Out Weeds
  • Stabilizes Soil
  • Moderately Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Easy-Care Plants
  • Widely Adaptable
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste
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North Hills Creeping Phlox

Don't let its sweet look fool you. This petite plant is one of the roughest, toughest varieties of Creeping Phlox. It can grow in Siberia, or handle the humidity of the Deep South.

In other words, North Hills Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata 'North Hills') is a perfect low-growing plant for beginning gardeners, and savvy old pros, as well. Polish up your landscape with this low-maintenance offering.

You'll delight in their spring flower display. North Hills offers serious flower power, as a single plant produces hundreds of flowers borne from terminal clusters of buds.

Pristine, star-shaped blooms are held high above the foliage for even greater impact. Each is punctuated with a dashes of purple around the center.

  • Pure White Blooms Accented With Dark Purple Eyes
  • Star-Shaped Blooms
  • Notched Petals Look Ruffled
  • Early Spring Bloom Time
  • Can Rebloom in Fall
  • Low-Growing Plant is Covered in Small Flowers
  • Add Interest at Ground Level
  • Elegant Variety Looks Amazing from Afar and Up Close
  • Mat-Forming, Evergreen Foliage
  • Has a Tender Look, but is Tough as Nails
  • Nectar Resource for Butterflies and Hummingbirds
  • Native to North America
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Shades Out Weeds
  • Stabilizes Soil
  • Moderately Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Easy-Care Plants
  • Widely Adaptable
  • Deer and Rabbits Don't Prefer the Taste
BUY North Hills Creeping Phlox

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