The star flower or star cluster is a flower which is known to successfully attract hummingbirds. This post will tell you about this flower and help you understand why you would want to consider using it in your yard to attract the hummingbirds
The star flower or star cluster is available in a wide variety of colors including lavender, white; multiple shades multiple shades of pink, and even red. You can also get this plant in full-size and dwarf varieties, so whichever variety you choose is a personal decision.
When you are choosing a flower to put in your yard to entice the hummingbirds why not get one which has multiple assets. These are some that I would look for when choosing a flower. I would want it to bloom profusely year-round, grow without needing much care, attract wildlife, work well as a cut flower and have a wonderful fragrance. The star flower or star cluster satisfies all my personal preferences except for its lack of fragrance.
You will want to plant the star flower or star cluster in loamy, moderately moist soil. It will then grow very quickly and have an abundance of blooms in a single summer. Cut blooms can be used in flower arrangements. .
To propagate the star flower or star cluster all you will need to do is the following. Trim the bloom and most of the leaves off a soft-stemmed shoot and dip the stem in rooting formula before pressing it into potting soil. Then it will need to be kept in a shady, moist location. This will cause the cutting to develop roots which are deep and strong enough to sustain the plant on its own.
This plant often seems to act like a magnet for attracting hummingbirds. Why not consider adding this plant to your landscape? You will be glad you did and so will the hummingbirds that you wish to attract.
If you are not sure that the star flower or star cluster can be grown where you live, you will then want to consult your local plant nursery for further information. If you have any additional questions regarding this plant they will also be able to provide you with the answers you seek.
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