Each year the Perennial Plant Association chooses one perennial that is a standout! In order to be chosen, a perennial must be suitable for a wide range of climates, require low maintenance, have multiple-season interest, and are relatively pest/disease-free.
“Hummel” means “bumblebee” in German, which is most appropriate for this plant, and it is as trouble-free and dependable as it is eye-catching!
Unique Qualities: Pollinators can’t resist the striking midsummer spikes of magenta flowers rising above bright green, trouble-free foliage. ‘Hummelo’ is known for its strong flower production, vigor, habit, quality and winter hardiness. Considered deer-resistant!
Uses: This colorful and compact winner makes an excellent addition to the full sun perennial border, or planted in a container garden. Terrific in combination with ornamental grasses, Echinacea purpurea, and Asclepias tuberosa (2018 Perennial Plant of the Year®). Wiry stems make for a great cut flower as well.
Light: Full sun to part shade.
Soil: Well drained soil; water as necessary.
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