How good are Foxgloves (digitalis purpurea) at attracting hummingbirds?

How good are Foxgloves (digitalis purpurea) at attracting hummingbirds?

28 March, 2010 (13:41) | how to attract hummingbirds | By: admin


I found some large foxgloves for sale at a local nursery, which I bought and planted. They are starting to flower right now (and look great!). I bought them (along with some other flowers) to attract hummingbirds, and I was wondering if the hummingbirds generally like foxgloves or not. Does anyone have foxgloves that their hummingbirds like?

The kind I planted is called Digitalis purpurea "Camelot mix"

You are in luck. Foxgloves are an excellent plant for attracting hummingbirds. Because they flower earlier than other types of flowers that they feed on, chances are you’ll be able to attract them earlier and keep them in your garden longer. You may also want to put out a hummingbird feeder, too (when your flowers aren’t quite in bloom yet).

Check out the site listed below for some more ideas on some other plants to add to your garden to attract hummingbirds.

Good luck!

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Comment from Raquel
Time March 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm

You are in luck. Foxgloves are an excellent plant for attracting hummingbirds. Because they flower earlier than other types of flowers that they feed on, chances are you’ll be able to attract them earlier and keep them in your garden longer. You may also want to put out a hummingbird feeder, too (when your flowers aren’t quite in bloom yet).

Check out the site listed below for some more ideas on some other plants to add to your garden to attract hummingbirds.

Good luck!
References :
http://www.essortment.com/all/attractinghummi_rskq.htm

Comment from houndrnr
Time March 28, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Careful not to plant if you have kids or animals that like to nibbleon anything- its deadly. It is the dderivativefor the heart medication digitalis! But it does well for hummingbirds.
References :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digitalis