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Hummingbird Heroes 6-Plant Collection (Part Shade)

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Hummingbird Heroes 6-Plant Collection (Part Shade)

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

Grown non-GMO and free of harmful neonicotinoids for healthy pollinators and planet.

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

  • Cardinal Flower (2)
  • Eastern Columbine (2)
  • Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm (2)

Grown sustainably just for your area, these part-shade plants:

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

 

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

Did you know? Ruby-throated hummingbirds can consume up to twice their bodyweight in nectar, small insects, and tree sap every day. The ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is the only hummingbird native to the Eastern U.S.

This collection of native plants also supports:

- 2+ pollen specialist bees
- 9 butterfly/moth species
- 96% of backyard birds that rely on these insects to feed their young
- Dozens of other pollinator species foraging for nectar

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: Sizing: At the time of shipment, our native plants have a developed root mass and emerging foliage around 4-8” high. The 6-plant collection grows to fill a space up to about 4x6 feet; perfect for a small garden bed or patio containers.

Meet the Plants

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

Eastern Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

Grows to 1-3 Ft

Spread 1-1.5 Ft

Blooms March-July

Light Requirement: Part Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist, Well Drained

Soil Description: Clay, Loam, Sand

Attracts: Hummingbirds, Bumblebees, Native Bees, Beetles, Beneficial Insects, Moths, Birds, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm

Monarda fistulosa

Grows to 1-4 Ft

Spread 2-3 Ft

Blooms May-September

Light Requirement: Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist, Well-Drained

Soil Description: Clay, Loam

Attracts: Native Bees, Butterflies, 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.

Customer Reviews
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08/05/2022
edward h.
United States United States
I recommend this product

awsome

great way to ship plants , they in the ground and growing ,cant wait for results

08/05/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for sharing your experience and for gardening for wildlife!

VC
08/03/2022
Vicky C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Done well but haven’t bloomed

They are all doing well, although none have bloomed. I suppose that’s normal the first year, however I wish I’d known that so I know if they’re OK. The Monarda was the only plants which grew tall. I believe the pack I bought had Foxglove Beardtongue in it and not Columbine as pictured here. Neither the Cardinal nor Foxglove grew stalks however and are just leafy plants at the ground. So that was a big disappointment with this assortment. I hope they do better next year. I will investigate a little more to see if they need a more consistently wet area as I believe cardinal flower may.

08/10/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! The establishment period for native perennials can take a bit of time, and during this stage while the plant is focused on root development, visible growth may be minimal. If you have any questions of concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out at orders@gardenforwildlife.com - we would love to help!

AJ
08/03/2022
Alys J.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Happy with my new garden

The plants arrived in good condition. 2/3 species bloomed this year, which I was pleased about because natives can take some time to get established. I have even seen hummingbirds visit once or twice (but they are fast and shy, so I’m sure they are using the plants more than I’ve witnessed). The plants have required very little care, and the cardinal flower in particular has been gorgeous and long blooming.

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08/04/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for planting with a purpose! We are so happy to hear that your plants are thriving.

LB
08/03/2022
Loreen B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Hummingbird bird heros

The plants are not growing well.

08/10/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

We are so sorry to hear that your plants are not doing well. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at orders@gardenforwildlife.com so we can try and help.

EF
08/03/2022
Elaine F.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Long Island backyard plants

I love the plants. They all appear to be healthy except the columbine (my favorite) each of which withered after two days.

08/05/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for sharing your experience and for gardening for wildlife! We are so sorry to hear that your columbine are not doing well. Please reach out to us at orders@gardenforwildlife.com and we will try and help.