By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author and Garden Speaker
Uproar Rose zinnia was the real stunner in The Garden Guy’s garden last summer when it came to both butterflies and hummingbirds and this year those that I am seeing in commercial landscape are nothing short
It’s amazing this 2009 winner of a cutflower of the year would garner high pollinator accolades as too.
Last year I went a little heavy so to speak on trying to attract hummingbirds to the garden, Amistad salvia, Black and Bloom salvia, the new Mysty blue salvias and a bounty of cupheas. Uproar Rose zinnia was really to add splashes of pink shades to go with all of the violet and blue. I never dreamed they would delight the pollinators.
I knew they would bring in a butterfly or two but the daily ritual of the ruby-throated hummingbirds was simply amazing.
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