Hummingbird Heroes (II) 6-Plant Collection

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Hummingbird Heroes (II) 6-Plant Collection

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$61.20
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$61.20
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$68.00
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  • Multi-season bloom
  • Return each year
  • Free shipping

The Hummingbird Heroes plant collection was curated for its ability to provide key hummingbird habitat and supply essential food to hummingbirds for three seasons.

This collection includes six native perennial plants that are especially beneficial to hummingbirds:

  • Scarlet Sage (2)
  • Cardinal Flower (2)
  • Blazing Star (2)

Grown non-GMO and free of harmful neonicotinoids for healthy pollinators and planet, this collection of plants for sun/part shade will:

  • Provide key hummingbird habitat (a hummingbird welcome mat, so to speak)
  • Offer brightly colored tubular flowers that attract and provide nectar for hummingbirds
  • Support other wildlife species including birds, butterflies, moths, and bees
  • Bloom across three seasons and return each year
  • Never need chemicals and require less water once established

Did you know? Many hummingbirds consume twice their body weight in nectar, small insects, and tree sap every day.

Plants in this collection provide food for the Ruby throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubrisare), native across the eastern United States, and the Buff-bellied hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis) found in some Gulf Coast states. Many other hummingbirds migrating through the Southeast will benefit from this collection too!

This collection also has the potential to support up to:

• 9 butterfly and moth species
• Dozens of other pollinator species foraging for nectar
• 96% of the backyard birds that rely on larval insects to feed their young

All purchases support National Wildlife Federation’s non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.

Our plants are grown regionally to thrive where you live and help local wildlife. Confirm availability for your area using the zip code checker near the add to cart button above.

Orders placed during an active shipping window will ship within 10 business days* of the order date.

*To ensure your plants arrive healthy, we may delay shipments to certain areas during times of extreme temperatures, natural disasters, or other conditions that will impact the plants during transit. Any delays will be clearly communicated.

See our Shipping Timeframes page for more detail.

When your order ships, you will receive an email from orders@gardenforwildlife.com with tracking information.

Your digital download containing garden design ideas and planting tips is sent by email immediately after purchase.

Also Includes: Garden design ideas and plant guidance from our pros.

Sizing: At the time of shipment, our plants have a developed root mass and emerging foliage around 4-8” high.

Spacing: The 6-plant collection grows to fill a space up to about 4x6 feet.

Containers: Plants that spread widely can be planted in a 24-36" container, while plants that spread less can be planted in their own smaller containers, each at least 12-24" round or square.

Meet the Plants

Scarlet Sage

Salvia coccinea

Grows to 1-3 Ft

Spread 0.5-2 Ft

Blooms February-October

Light Requirement: Sun, Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist, Well-Drained

Soil Description: Sandy

Attracts: Birds, including Hummingbirds, Native Bees, including Bumblebees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Grows to 2-4 Ft

Spread 1-2 Ft

Blooms July-October

Light Requirement: Sun, Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist

Soil Description: Clay, Loam

Attracts: Hummingbirds, Native Bees, Bumblebees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

Blazing Star (Dense Blazing Star)

Liatris spicata

Grows to 2-4 Ft

Spread 0.75-1.5 Ft

Blooms July-September

Light Requirement: Sun

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average, Medium, Well-Drained

Soil Description: Rich Organic Matter, Clay

Attracts: Native Bees, Bumblebees, Beneficial Insects, Caterpillars, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Birds

Deer Resistant: Yes

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You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
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Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
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Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
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All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
glove icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
globe icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
globe icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.

Meet the Growers

When you buy a Garden for Wildlife™ Native Plant Collection, you're not just helping wildlife and the planet; you're also supporting the hard-working small businesses in your region who we've partnered with to grow our native plants. 

We select independent, regional growers who meet specific standards, including:

- Sustainable, chemical-free growing practices.

- Experience growing native, local ecotype plant species.

- The ability to grow and sort mass plugs/starter plants.

- The capacity to safely pack and ship plants to their new homes.

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JM
09/06/2022
jean M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

New plants

I received the plants. Two of the plants, were moldy and didn’t look good, but after cleaning them and planting, my fingers crossing to see if they live

09/06/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for planting with a purpose! If there is anything that we can do to help, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer care team at orders@gardenforwildlife.com.

CD
08/13/2022
Caroline D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

So Far So Good

I received 6 plants for the Hummingbird Heros ❤️ and all of the plants are growing nicely except for one plant that didn't survive. I am looking forward to seeing them bloom hopefully next summer. I just love hummers and I hope to see more of them soon.

08/17/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for planting with a purpose! We are sorry to hear that one of your plants did not survive. Please reach out to us at orders@gardenforwildlife.com and we will try and help.

PW
08/13/2022
Patricia W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Hardy Plants

The plants are hardy! Before I planted them I was horrified at how tiny they were here. I put them outside where I was going to plant them and made sure they were watered. It took 2 to 3 weeks for me to get them in the ground. I used planting soil with a little fertilizer already in it. I haven’t put mulch around them yet, but with the little bit of rain we have had every two or three days and a pitcher for water, they are thriving. Some of them were eaten by deer, so the next time I ordered, I set the plants near where I was going to put them in the ground and waited to see which ones would survive the deer and which ones would not. This seems to have worked well. It is amazing to me that although still in the pots, those that I thought didn’t survive are coming back time after time. That is also true of the ones eaten down to the ground from earlier. They keep coming back to then meet the same fate. I am learning a lot about growing things in Savannah. I thought I was through digging in the dirt. I have found, however, that planting for all wildlife, really all living things, is incredibly satisfying. It’s much more meaningful than the desire for beauty, which I discovered so very very recently was in many ways distructive. I love creating something that is making my world and the world of others much better!

08/26/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for sharing your experience! We appreciate your support of our mission to help wildlife with native plants.

SC
08/13/2022
Steven C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

1 of 3 died immediately

Coral honeysuckle died immediately. The scarlet sage is huge, but has not flowered. The pink bead tongue is alive, but doesn't seem to be growing. They all get morning sun, and indirect light after noon. My recommendation would be maybe. I don't know if I've done anything particularly wrong, but I will say yes since 2/3 are still going

08/15/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are so so sorry to hear that some of your plants have not fared well. Please email us at orders@gardenforwildlife.com so we can try and help.

DS
07/21/2022
Diana S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Everything died

07/22/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

We are so sorry to hear that your plants did not survive! Please email orders@gardenforwildlife.com and we will try and help.