Planting Phlox for hummingbirds is a favorite among gardeners.
(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.
(Here is another variety in our garden.)
How To Grow
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.
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!
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.