Hummingbird Feeders Seed Collection
Feed and attract hummingbirds from the first day they return to your garden in late spring until their departure in the fall. All packs are full sized regular seed packs - packaged in a pretty cello bag and tied with a ribbon (select either Botanical or Christmas from the Packaging options below) $12.95
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
Giant Red Zinnia
(,i>Zinnia elegans Fully double giants were available in 1858. The 4-6 inch blooms are fully double and vivid red. Excellent for cutting - as flowers are cut, more blooms grow. Butterflies and hummingbirds will love the blooms as well. Save seeds from your favorite flowers for the next season. - 3-4 feet - Annual - full sun - 50+ seeds/pack.
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.
Velvet Queen Sunflower
(Helianthus annus) Velvet Queen is a multi-branching sunflower which produces lots of flowers for cutting. The flowers are 6-8 inches across with dark centers highlighted by a ring of bright yellow and surrounded by petals in rich velvety red. Great in fresh arrangements. Most/full sun - Annual - 6-7 feet - 20+ seeds/pack.