As we beautify our spaces, it is often a wonderful surprise to see small creatures drawn to the special treasures we have planted. Today we will look at 6 stunning plants that will attract hummingbirds to your garden space.
During early summer mornings, I often have a hummingbird grace my front flower bed. She spends a few brief seconds enjoying the delicious nectar of a few flowering plants and them flits away.
I am reminded of wonder in details in this moment. Beautiful foliage attracts and delights in unexpected ways. This brief introduction will give you a starting place to fill your space with plants that attract these small birds and bring beauty.
Salvia: Black and Blue
With showy spiky flower stalks, this plant can quickly become a small bush if left to grow. Hummingbirds come quickly to these tubular flowers. Salvia is easy to grow, with only consistent watering needed to keep in looking fresh and healthy. Salvia will easily rebound when pruned back. Different varieties may also carry different shades of color and scents making this a delightful choice for your garden landscape.
Petunias are delicate flowers that attract both hummingbirds and butterflies. These flowers grow well in pots or on the ground. They thrive in full sun and when watered consistently. Deadhead flowers that are spent and trim out the dead leaves to keep this plant looking fresh. Petunias often can be trailing or grow in clumps, depending on their variety.
Lucifer Crocosmia: Red Montbretia
These vibrant red and orange flowers have showy tall green foliage. They are related to the iris family and bulbs do best in planted in the fall. Be sure to have a designated area for this plant to expand in.
Trumpet Vine: Campsis radicans
This vigorous perennial vine easily adapts to growing in nearly any soil. You will need a strong support structure and be sure to not place it in a location that you don’t want taken over. This tubular flower attracts hummingbirds with the bright showy colors. There are a number of varieties available.
This plant is a hardy vine that grows well along fences and trellises. This hardy perennial requires very little pruning and can provide a great ground cover, or barrier. Honeysuckle produces sweet smelling delicate flowers that are attractive to all bird life.
Butterfly Bush: Buddleia davidii
This bush becomes more like a tree. These hardy plants are great hideaways for hummingbirds, and they often benefit from the nectar in the flowers. They benefit from a sunny and partly shady place in the yard and they can grow 6-12 feet in height and 4-15 feet in length. Foliage can easily be pruned back to allow for new growth the following season. Be sure to do your research as this plant is considered invasive.
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