Recently I wrote about ways to attract hummingbirds into the garden by growing plants that provide the nectar they seek. This is a supplemental list of flowers that are said to encourage these delightful birds into our gardens. This comes from an article by Lynne Cherot which I found on her Sensible Gardening website.
While reading up more on hummingbirds I discovered a few more plants that claim to be hummer favorites. They are not plants that I have associated with hummingbirds before but the more the better if they work. A few are not my favorite flowers, as in orange marigolds so I will probably pass on them. However I like verbena in containers and zinnias do well in my hot dry garden. I suspect when choosing some of these plants it?s important to be hummingbird color wise and stick to the bright reds, oranges and pinks.
Flowers for Hummingbirds:
Marigold ? A real bright deep orange marigold such as ?Moonsong?. The flower is said to be fade-resistant and a very rich orange tone. An easy plant to grow in full sun and to keep looking fresh and for lots of blooms deadheading is recommended.
Zinnia ? Try ?Magellan Coral?, for a clear bright-colored double coral bloom. Plants are nice and bushy and produce lots of blooms.
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