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Flowering plants which attract hummingbirds.

Salvia jurisicii 'European Cutleaf Sage'

Common Name: European Cutleaf Sage
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 4"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Vigorous plants with ferny foliage. Upside down blue flowers. Great looking from fall to late spring. Dies back in summer, but recovers well. Plant with other summer blooming varieties that will mask its less appealing summer looks. It’s winter and early spring appearance makes it valuable in our beds.


Salvia greggii 'Ultra Violet PP#21411'

Common Name: Ultra Violet Sage
Bloom Season: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Rose-Violet
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

Rose-violet flowers. Very hardy.


Penstemon alamoensis

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Common Name: Alamo Penstemon
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Red/Orange
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 14"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

Gray- green leaves, nice red bloom. A smaller variety of Penstemon that would be good for the front of a border or rock garden. Little to no care needed. Provide decent drainage and do not over water.


Penstemon mensarum

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Common Name: Grand Mesa Penstemon
Bloom Season: Late Spring
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 15"
Description:

Stunning cobalt blue spikes in early spring last for nearly two months. Dense mat of evergreen rosettes turn a lovely orange-red in winter. This close cousin to ‘Bandera’ blooms almost a month earlier, extending the season. Restricted to Western Colorado in the wild. Plant Select® award winner.


Veronica spicata 'Blue Spires'

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Common Name: Blue Spires Veronica
Bloom Season: Mid-Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 18"

Salvia darcyi x microphylla

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Common Name: Windwalker Royal Red Sage
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 48"
Mature Width: 48"

Salvia 'Maraschino'

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Common Name: Maraschino Sage
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Cherry Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

NEW for 2013. A ZONE 6 variety.- It should survive our winters in good shape. It may prefer some afternoon shade.


Garden Notes: It likes a little better soil and additional moisture compared to most of our other Salvias. Should be a hummingbird magnet!

Rudbeckia hirta 'Denver Daisy'

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Common Name: Denver Daisy
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade Shade

Mature Height: 20"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Striking dark eyed, long-rayed daisy, hybridized, by Benary from the Colorado native Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta). This showy plant commemorates the 150th anniversary of the founding of Denver. Plant Select® award winner.


Penstemon x mexicali 'Shadow Mountain'

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Common Name: Shadow Mountain Penstemon
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Lavender-blue cousin to RED ROCKS Penstemon blooms from late spring through the summer. Very adaptable. A Plant Select Award Winner.


Penstemon x mexicali 'Pike's Peak Purple'

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Common Name: Pike's Peak Purple Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 15"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

Violet-purple flowers. Narrow, dark green leaves, blooms all summer. Grow in containers, perennial borders, mixed flower beds, naturalistic gardens. Plant Select® award winner.