Hummingbird Favorites Seed Collection
Feed and attract hummingbirds from the first day they return to your garden in late spring until their departure in the fall. Our Hummingbird Favorites Seed Collection includes five packs of seeds - varieties are described and pictured below. All packs are full sized regular seed packs - packaged in a pretty cello bag with a descriptive tag. Thanks to the USFWS for the public domain hummingbird picture! $11.25
Cardinal Climber Vine
(Ipomoea X multifida) This fast growing climber is beautiful, with unique deeply cut foliage and lots of bright red 1 inch flowers that serve as natural hummingbird feeders. A favorite old-fashioned climber that will quickly climb a fancy garden trellis, an old fence, or just strings hanging from the eaves over the front porch. Will bloom and climb from mid summer through frost. Most/full sun - Climbs to 15 feet - Annual - 15 seeds/pack
Heavenly Blue Morning Glory
(,i>Ipomoea tricolor Heavenly Blue has been grown in US gardens since the early 1900s. The blooms reach 5 inches across and are a delicate sky blue with a contrasting white throat. Traditionally used to adorn mailboxes, Heavenly Blue blooms are open in the morning until they close with the heat of the summer day. The heart-shaped leaves are attractive as well. Most/full sun - Grow as Annual (tender perennial) - 25+ seeds.
Wild American Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis The Jesuit explorers (late 1500s) were so impressed by this Columbine that they carried seeds back with them to Europe where it quickly became a garden staple. ‘Wild Columbine’ was an early favorite US garden flower as well and was grown at Monticello. Food for hummingbirds in early summer, the vivid red nodding flowers are gorgeous in the flower bed. 2-3 feet. Part to full sun. Perennial. 25+ seeds
Lobelia cardinalis A native U.S. wildflower that was so impressive to very early explorers that it was sent back to Europe and became widespread in European gardens by the 1600s. Named for the brilliant red of a cardinal’s robe, the blooms are produced on tall stalks and are a natural source of nectar for hummingbirds. Cardinal Flowers prefer moist, rich soil. 3-4 feet. Part to most sun. Perennial. 100+ seeds.
(Malva sylvestris) This old-fashioned ‘miniature hollyhock’ performs throughout the summer, sending up spectacular flower-covered stalks again and again Statuesque in miniature, these look gorgeous at the back of the flower bed and in groups. Thomas Jefferson grew these at Monticello and they have been a garden favorite since. Reseed profusely and come back for years. Most/Full sun - 3-4 feet - Biennial - 25+ seeds.