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Hummingbird Heroes 6-Plant Collection (Part Shade)

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Hummingbird Heroes 6-Plant Collection (Part Shade)

Regular Price
$61.20
Sale Price
$61.20
Regular Price
$68.00
Sold Out
Unit Price
per 

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:

  • 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 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:

1 pollen specialist bee (the sweat bee (Dufourea monardae))
3 butterfly 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, 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.

When your order ships, you will receive an email from orders@gardenforwildlife.org 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

Blooms July-October

Light Requirement: Sun, Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist

Soil Description: Clay, Loam

Attracts: Hummingbirds, Native Bees, Bumblebees, Butterflies

Eastern Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

Grows to 1-3 Ft

Blooms March-July

Light Requirement: Part Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist, Well-Drained

Soil Description: Loam, Sand

Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Beneficial Insects, Native Bees, Hawk Moths. Seeds eaten by Finches and Buntings.

Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm

Monarda fistulosa

Grows to 1-4 Ft

Blooms May-September

Light Requirement: Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist, Well-Drained

Soil Description: Clay, Loam

Attracts: Native Bees, Butterflies, Birds

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.

Impact

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.