Flowers that Attract Hummingbirds
Here’s a list of flowering plants that attract hummingbirds. Choose varieties in red and orange shades.
Many of the plants that attract hummingbirds also attract butterflies.
Beard tongue Penstemon
Bee balm Monarda
Butterfly bush Buddleia
Clove pink Dianthus
Coral bells Heuchera
Desert candle Yucca
Flowering tobacco Nicotiana alata
Pincushion flower Scabiosa
Red-hot poker Kniphofia
Scarlet sage Salvia splendens
Scarlet trumpet honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens
Summer phlox Phlox paniculata
Hummingbirds are one of the most interesting birds! Here are some fun facts about these little birds:
•Bee hummingbirds are the tiniest of all birds, weighing less than an ounce and measuring only 2 inches long.
•Their brightly-colored, iridescent feathers and quick movements make them appear as living sun catchers—hence their nickname, flying jewels.
•Hummingbirds have the unique ability to fly in any direction, even backward, with their wings beating up to a blurring 80 beats per second.
•Plus, they can hover in midair when sipping nectar from brightly–colored flowers with their long, slender beaks.
•While whizzing about the garden, hummingbirds expend so much energy that they must eat at least half their body weight each day to replace the calories that they burn up. This means eating almost constantly—from sunrise to sunset—and visiting over a thousand flowers every day.
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