If you plant flowers to attract hummingbirds, what kind do you plant and how soon do you plant them?

If you plant flowers to attract hummingbirds, what kind do you plant and how soon do you plant them?

22 March, 2010 (08:28) | how to attract hummingbirds | By: admin


I have wisteria blue, gladiolus, astilbe, phlox, lilly of the valley, bleeding heart, hollyhock, red hot poker, lupine, canterbury bells, columbine, larkspur and snapdragon.

Good choices. They like bright flowers… especially red, …but they also like purple, white, orange, pink and blue. They like flowers with trumpet, tubular shapes.
http://birding.about.com/cs/birdshummingbirds/ht/attracthummers.htm

These are the 10 flowers most used to attract hummingbirds:
Bee Balm
Red Columbine
Delphinium and Hollyhock
Butterfly Bush
Catawba Rhododendron
Rose of Sharon
Trumpet Vine and Trumpet Honeysuckle
Cardinal Vine
Lantana and Fuchsia
Silk Tree
http://landscaping.about.com/cs/forthebirds/a/hummingbirds.htm

Here’s a whole page of the hummingbirds favorite flowers, shrubs & trees, vines & bulbs; Hummingbirds are attracted to flower colors and nectar, not fragrance:
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/hummingbird.html

Aside from the colorful nectar filled flowers, make certain that there is always fresh water available for drinking as well as for bathing. They need sunnny areas and they especially need shady areas to perch as well as to build their nests.
Willows and Eucalyptus trees provide nesting materials along with bits of leaves, spider webs, moss, and lichens to build their tiny nests.

Good Luck! Hope this helps.

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Comments

Comment from Morgan?!
Time March 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm

hummingbirds like bright pink or red flowers. just plant something big and pink. :]
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Comment from jules vane
Time March 22, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Rose of Sharon is also an excellent choice.
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Comment from Choqs
Time March 22, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Red Beebalm is what the hummingbirds really go for in my flower bed. I get some really great viewing as they will feed for a long time. These are by far their favourites and I have many of the same plants you do.
I’m in western Canada and I never plant anything until the end of May or beginning of June when the likelihood of snow is gone. We’d had snow in May and June before and I’ve lost some plants that way. I sometimes start plants from seeds and usually do that sometime in April indoors and then transplant later.
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Comment from ANGEL
Time March 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Good choices. They like bright flowers… especially red, …but they also like purple, white, orange, pink and blue. They like flowers with trumpet, tubular shapes.
http://birding.about.com/cs/birdshummingbirds/ht/attracthummers.htm

These are the 10 flowers most used to attract hummingbirds:
Bee Balm
Red Columbine
Delphinium and Hollyhock
Butterfly Bush
Catawba Rhododendron
Rose of Sharon
Trumpet Vine and Trumpet Honeysuckle
Cardinal Vine
Lantana and Fuchsia
Silk Tree
http://landscaping.about.com/cs/forthebirds/a/hummingbirds.htm

Here’s a whole page of the hummingbirds favorite flowers, shrubs & trees, vines & bulbs; Hummingbirds are attracted to flower colors and nectar, not fragrance:
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/hummingbird.html

Aside from the colorful nectar filled flowers, make certain that there is always fresh water available for drinking as well as for bathing. They need sunnny areas and they especially need shady areas to perch as well as to build their nests.
Willows and Eucalyptus trees provide nesting materials along with bits of leaves, spider webs, moss, and lichens to build their tiny nests.

Good Luck! Hope this helps.
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Comment from Queen Victoria
Time March 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm

http://buffy6900.tripod.com/id8.html
this is at my webby

if you peruse any further I have good info some just needs to be brought up to date.
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Comment from kanei
Time March 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm

I plant salvia, red salvia, they love it, also honney suckle
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Comment from Jim R
Time March 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm

The hummingbirds go crazy for the monarda in my garden but i agree with the other answers that red flowers of most kind of flowers draw them but i also think a feeder helps keep them around also. Hope this helps.
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Comment from jensworld
Time March 22, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Harold the humming birds are attracted to my Night Blooming Jasmine!! I was amazed to see the dozens and dozens of them surrounding the plant. I took a branch from the plant with several flowers on it, held it out to them, and they came right up to it in my hand. it was so great to see. Take care- Jen
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