5 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds
If you're looking to attract hummingbirds into your backyard this summer, you'll be happy to know that this can be easily accomplished by implementing certain flowers into your garden. Hummingbirds find the attractive varieties below irresistible, so plant a few of these and enjoy the nature of your garden in all of it's glory. Have a great summer!
Mixed Bee Balm
Bring the hummingbirds into your garden with this colorful mix. These bushy plants can grow up to 3 1/2 feet tall, and are filled with red, white, purple, and pink blooms during the midsummer. Mixed Bee Balm can be planted in full sun or partial shade. Zones 4-9
Beautiful crimson-red tube-shaped flowers really catch the eyes of hummingbirds and butterflies alike. These perennial plants flower in profusion all summer long, and will have flocks of hummingbirds returning to your garden year after year! The Red Penstemon will grow to approximately 18 inches tall, and prefers full sun to partial shade. Zones 4-9
May Night Salvia
Hummingbirds are attracted to the pretty purple flower spikes that bloom atop the attractive blue-gray foliage in the middle of the summer. Just plant these in full sun, and watch them grow up to 18 inches tall with very little maintenance required. May Night Silvia was the winner of the Perennial Plant of the Year Award in 1997. Zones 4-8
Russian Princess Lobelia
Bring both hummingbirds and a late-summer color show into your garden with crimson-red flowers that soar above bronze foliage. The Russian Princess Lobelia grows to a height of 36 inches, and does well in partial shade. This beautiful plant which is suitable for containers will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Zones 3-8
Getting it's name from the distinct scent of it's silvery-green foliage, both butterflies and hummingbirds find the scent and taste of the Licorice Mint plant irresistible. Warm orange tube shaped flowers bloom from early summer until a killing frost arrives. This shrubby plant grows 2 to 3 feet tall, and will require full sun. This is a great plant for containers.
Get Ready For Your Feathered Friends!
Once you've planted the flowers that are sure to attract lots of hummingbirds into your garden, be sure to put out a bird feeder and a bird bath, which will entice them to extend their visit.
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