Hummingbirds are attracted to blooms that are brightly coloured (especially red ones) and have a tubular shape. You can’t do much better than lobelia. These cultivars are sure to please tiny visitors who would ordinarily only find the native variety of this plant along streams and rivers. We carry several hybrid varieties of lobelia as well as the native Lobelia cardinalis.
Make the hummingbirds happy
- Perennials for Pollinators — More lovely plants that please the eye and pollinators too. The unusual bloom above belongs to Spigelia marylandica, a native of the north-eastern United States. Also known as “Indian Pink”. This is a beautiful woodland plant that may be a bit tender in zone 5 and would benefit from winter mulch for protection. [...]
- Echinaceas, Agastache, Phlo... — [...]
- Hydrangeas are coming into ... — And we have 20 different kinds, from Hydrangea macrophyllas and Hydrangea paniculata to Hydrangea arborescens and more. It’s a great time to visit the nursery to buy some very special plants! [...]
- Amazing new Coreopsis varie... — A lot of breeding work has been going on with coreopsis and there are some amazing selections now in bloom. Coreopsis are wonderful plants in the garden, they happily bloom non-stop from early summer to early fall without deadheading. A quick shearing will keep them tidy all season long. [...]
- Echinaceas and Agastache ar... — We’re reaching the peak blooming season for Echinaceas and Agastache. The colours are striking,rich and warm with variety of of flower shapes and heights. Last year the early new varieties had various problems so we stopped carrying them, but these newer selections seem much more robust and are winter hardy. Agastache ‘Kudos Coral’, for example, has been bred [...]