Flowers attract all kinds of pollinating insects like bees, flies, beetles and even hummingbirds. These insects prefer some plants over the other. Same goes for hummingbirds.
Hummingbirds are lively, active and adorable small birds only found in America. The very first visitors to America thought hummingbirds to be some large and weird insects. It’s not surprising that many people put artificial feeders to attract hummingbirds to their homes.
However, there are certain flowers that hummingbirds absolutely love. Read on to know about these flowering plants that you should absolutely grow this spring to attract hummingbirds.
Helioconias are largely found in tropical weather – i.e., warm and humid. Their flowers are brightly colored. To grow them, place them where there’s plenty of sunlight. They need plenty of water and soil rich in organic manure.
Duranta are beautiful flowering vines that can have blue, purple or white colored flowers. Their flowers grow in long bunches. Although Duranta plants do best in tropical weather, they can also adapt to moderate climate with temperature between 13 to 25 degree celsius (55 F to 77 F).
You can easily find these plants online or growing nearby.
Geraniums are pretty red or purple flowerering herbacious that grow in moderately warm weather. They can also survive winter frost, but will not flower during that period. These are annual plants that grow best in full sun.
Hibiscus is a well-known plant growing in most parts of the world. It is also called China Rose. The flowers are usually red, white, pink, or yellow. The large flowers are excellent at attracting hummingbirds. Hibiscus does well in most temperatures. To blossom, it needs sunlight for 3 – 4 hours a day.
5. Bird of Paradise
This is a tall herbaceous plant. Its flowers present a mix of striking orange and blue colors that look like an exotic bird’s head. This plant will not only add ornamental beauty to your garden but will welcome hummingbirds.
These are toxic wild plants but harmless as long as you don’t eat them and avoid touching them too often. Lantana are small plants usually used to make garden hedge. During flowering season, a large number of small flowers bloom which attract hummingbirds and also butterflies. They can be white, orange, red, yellow, or purple.
To conclude, hummingbirds love bright and vivid flowers that are full of nectar.
Some other plants that hummingbirds love are Daylily, Iris, Catmint, Flowering tobacco, Lily, Petunia, Verbena, Lupine, and Soapwort.