Hummingbird Heroes 6-Plant Collection (Part Shade)

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These plants will thrive in your area!

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

  • Cardinal Flower (2)
  • Foxglove Beardtongue (2)
  • Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm (2)

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

  • Provides key hummingbird habitat
  • 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.

This is a limited-edition collection that will only ship in April and May to the following states: AR, CT, DE, DC, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI.

Orders placed outside this time frame (pre-orders) will ship immediately after the frost date for your zone.

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

See our Shipping Timeframes page for more detail.

When your order ships, you will receive an email from with tracking information.

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

Foxglove Beardtongue

Penstemon digitalis

Grows to 2-5 Ft

Spread 1.5-2 Ft

Blooms May-July

Light Requirement: Sun, Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Dry, Moist, Wet

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

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.


Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden.

- You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.

- You'll help to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.

- Plus, all orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.