While we can design our landscapes the way that we want and know that the flowers that we have planted will not move, the same cannot be said for the birds and butterflies. These wild creatures can come and go as they please so we have to try to entice them in to our small piece of nature. The twelve plants which will attract hummingbirds are described in an article which I found on the Bless My Weeds website.
Hummingbirds can be kind of elusive, can’t they? Whenever you see one, it’s enough of a novelty to call your friends and family to come and look. If you love hummingbirds, you might have a special feeder out. But why not attract them the 100% natural way? Here are some plants and flowers that naturally attract these amazing little creatures.
1. Chilean Glory Flower
Is this gorgeous or what? The Chilean glory flower is a perennial plant that blooms in late spring and lasts until fall. It’s a climber, too, so if you give it something to climb you can really make a statement.
This popular bloom is a great attractant for hummingbirds. But here’s the secret: go for the red ones. There’s a reason your hummingbird feeder is full of red liquid. Hummingbirds are drawn to red, and you’ll get to enjoy this gorgeous shade in your garden, too.
Choose pink columbine with the red center. You’ll learn they’re not only gorgeous to the human eye, but have a way of attracting hummingbirds, too.
4. Kentish Belle Flower
These sun-loving flowers grow in an evergreen bush that can get fairly large — up to 8 feet by 8 feet. Plant it facing south or west.
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