what types of shrubs or plants attract hummingbirds?

what types of shrubs or plants attract hummingbirds?

31 December, 2009 (21:08) | how to attract hummingbirds | By: admin


i want to plant some plants that will attract more hummingbirds.

Here are the names of some great ones. Depending on what zone you live in…ask your local nursery man which ones you can grow.
FLOWERS:
Hollyhocks
Columbine
Butterfly weed
Spider flower
Delphinium
Gladiolus
Coral Bells
Foxgloves
Cardinal flower
Iris
Red hot pocker
Lupine
Bee balm
Bird of paradise
Zinnia
SHRUBS
Lemon bottle brush
Australian fuchsia
Cotoneaster
Hibiscus
Lavender
Lilac
Elderberry
Honeysuckle
TREES:
Desert Willow
Horse chestnut
Coral tree
GROUND COVERS AND VINES:
Bean scarlet runner
Trumpet vine
Clementis
Flame vine
Cardinal climber
Hope this is helpful
God Bless
Grandma

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Comment from what
Time January 1, 2010 at 2:30 am

Anything that puts out nectur I have a lot of hummingbirds on my Peonies when they are in bloom
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Comment from georgehall07830
Time January 1, 2010 at 3:19 am

Plants that bloom with nector

Rose/Albert
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Comment from Ginger/Virginia
Time January 1, 2010 at 3:45 am

Many red flowering plants appeal to hummingbirds. Here are some websites that tell how to may your yard more appealing to them:
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/hummingbird.html
http://landscaping.about.com/cs/forthebirds/a/hummingbirds.htm
http://www.hummingbirds.net/attract.html
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Comment from stickan8
Time January 1, 2010 at 4:02 am

lilys and honeysuckles
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Comment from summer time Mom
Time January 1, 2010 at 4:22 am

I don’t know, but my Mom bought a humming
bird feeder that you put water & melted sugar in & the
humming birds come to it everyday she got it @ her
local garden shop

I would call Home Depot & ask them if they know

Good Luck
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Comment from Gregory B
Time January 1, 2010 at 5:05 am

Without knowing what part of the country you’re in it’s hard to tell you. The easiest way is to put up a hummingbird feeder.

But if you want natural plants go to:

http://www.birds-n-garden.com/birdgarden.html

and see which plant will grow in your area.
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Comment from Luann E
Time January 1, 2010 at 5:18 am

Hummingbirds are really attracted to the color RED. Petunias, impatiens, and any other plant with a red or bright pink bud on it will attract hummingbirds.

If you want a really good deal, go to the National Arbor Day foundation’s web site and sign up for their $10 membership. You’ll get 10 trees with membership, and they have a specific package that will attract all kinds of songbirds to your property.

You can also get hummingbird feeders (to coax them to your house quicker than your flowering pants will). They’re relatively inexpensive (around $10 for a plastic one), and the nectar is really easy to mix. We have about 5 hummingbirds that live in our trees and feed off of the plants and feeders on our front porch, and until a couple of months ago (when we added the plants and feeders) we’d never seen one. They’re really neat to watch.
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Comment from grandma
Time January 1, 2010 at 5:37 am

Here are the names of some great ones. Depending on what zone you live in…ask your local nursery man which ones you can grow.
FLOWERS:
Hollyhocks
Columbine
Butterfly weed
Spider flower
Delphinium
Gladiolus
Coral Bells
Foxgloves
Cardinal flower
Iris
Red hot pocker
Lupine
Bee balm
Bird of paradise
Zinnia
SHRUBS
Lemon bottle brush
Australian fuchsia
Cotoneaster
Hibiscus
Lavender
Lilac
Elderberry
Honeysuckle
TREES:
Desert Willow
Horse chestnut
Coral tree
GROUND COVERS AND VINES:
Bean scarlet runner
Trumpet vine
Clementis
Flame vine
Cardinal climber
Hope this is helpful
God Bless
Grandma
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Comment from eskie lover
Time January 1, 2010 at 5:51 am

I have them buzzing me all over my yard. But, here are the plants that I have that they seem to like the most. Butterfly bush, peter pan, oleander, fuchsia, morning glory, sweet pea bush, peony, gardenia, trumpet vine, iris, bird of paradise, passion flower, jasmine and even my nasturtium. I live in zone 8-9
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Comment from laurel
Time January 1, 2010 at 6:27 am

Zone 5 Michigan — hummingbirds everywhere in my nursery on:

Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’
Hosta
Digitalis (foxglove)
Monarda (bee balm)
Penstemon
Salvia

mostly anything with tubular flowers, and yes, they like red flowers.
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Comment from plantmd
Time January 1, 2010 at 7:10 am

Cardinal Flowers (Lobelia cardinalis) are great for attracting humming birds! Also try bee balm (Monarda didyma), butterfly bush (Buddleia), Canna, honeysuckle, etc. There are many. I know cardinal flower really works… cute story…

A hummingbird got caught in the potting shed I was working in, so my friend and I grabbed a pot of lobelia (with red flowers) and lured the bird out of the shed. Worked like a charm!!
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