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Flowers Which Attract Hummingbirds

Many people wanting to attract hummingbirds want to know how to do so other then through the use of a hummingbird feeder.  The answer is to plant flowers that are native to your area of the country.  While not every flower listed below may grow in your specific region of the country, you will likely find some useful seggestions below.   

The list that follows is not my own.  It is from the website eHow.com.  According to that site the following are the top 10 flowers for attracting 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.

Best of luck trying to attract hummingbirds through the use of flowers!  I’m sure the hummingbirds will greatly appreciate your efforts. Through your efforts you will be providing the hummingbirds with an alternative food souce as well as beautifying your yard.

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Flowers Which Attract Hummingbirds

If you are a hummingbird enthusiast, you will know that they love brightly colored flowers. These vary from area to area but Salvia, Buddleia, Nicotiana and Callistemon (Bottle Brush) are universally popular.
 
The next option, thriving between zones 2-9, is Delphiniums. They can grow up to five feet tall, so they are best used near the back of the garden or close to the house. These flowers come in a variety of colors.
 
You should plant a garden with a long season of overlapping bloom, including plants such as the petunia, annual red salvia, autumn sage and shrimp plants, or the firebush.
 
You should plant flowers and plants which are native to your area of the country. You can find out information concerning the specific plants that grown in your area and attract hummingbirds by talking with someone from a plant nursery that is located where you live.
 
Hummingbirds have long curved beaks, designed to suck nectar from plants with bell shaped flowers. The hummingbird will feed between 5-8 times per hour or approximately every ten minutes. Each feeding only last about 30 seconds in length. They also eat small insects and pollen for protein. 
 
 
Flowers are a great way to attract hummingbirds to any garden. The specific flowers listed here are just suggestions and will very greatly depending on the area where you live. If you want to know specific suggestions as to what you can plant to attract hummingbirds in your area, please talk with someone from your local plant nursery who can answer any questions you may have on this matter.

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