Every time we’ve visited the Diervilla in grower Sharon Turner’s garden, it’s buzzing with bumblebees. Five little bright yellow petals on each tubular flower curl open and away, an invitation to insects, hummingbirds, butterflies and garden tourists. Clusters of flowers form in the axils of new growth. Extended-season bloomer. Long pointed lustrous dark green leaves emerge with a hint of bronze.
Good for erosion control or mass planting. Bark, roots and leaves were used by native tribes as a diuretic and to treat eye problems. We’ve become fond of the wild specimens popping up around our homesteads.
Full sun to light shade. Tolerates even the poorest soils, but if you want it to naturalize, give it rich moist soil. Pest and disease free. Native to eastern North America. Z3. Maine Grown. (1-3' bare-root plants)