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Top 20 Native Hummingbird Plants

spigelia marilandica - INDIAN PINK - native MD plant - moist soil, shade - herbaceous part shade to full shade low maintenance ht: ft spread: ft bloom time: June bloom color: red & yellow attracts hummingbirds

Make smart plant choices and, with a little bit of work, your backyard can host these tiny miracles (and help scientists save them).

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Top 10 Red Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds

Top 10 Red Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds

Woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata)  Woodland phlox is a slow spreading ground cover — draw lots of butterflies and hummingbirds by planting several phlox about a foot apart from each other.  Type Native perennial  Blooms Lightly fragrant lavender to blue spring flowers  Light Full sun to part shade  Size 8 to 16 in. tall, 8 to 12 in. wide  Hardiness  Cold: USDA zones 3 to 9  Heat: AHS zones 9 to 1

Wildlife-friendly plants

Woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata) Woodland phlox is a native slow spreading ground cover. Lightly fragrant lavender to blue spring flowers. part shade Size 8 to 16 in.

Red Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis, likes wet feet so is a must in the water or bog garden. Do you have a spot in your garden that is wet? In the wild you will see Red Cardinal Flower lining stream banks.  This is an attractive plant that can be used to fill in a moist or wet area or even as a late summer attention grabber. The flowers last for weeks from the end of July into September. Hummingbirds really love this plant.

Red Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis, likes wet feet so is a must in the water or bog garden. In the wild you will see Red Cardinal Flower lining stream banks.

simple humming bird nectar,,, skip the red food coloring, it's not necessary.......

Attract Hummingbirds With This Easy Nectar Recipe

Humming bird nectar,,, one part white sugar and four parts water. Heat the solution for minutes to help the sugar dissolve and slow fermentation. Allow the solution to cool completely before filling feeders. the red food coloring, it's not necessary.

Cardinal Flower. It's tough to find a brighter red flower for the garden than Cardinal flower. This late-summer bloomer is native to North America.    Name: Lobelia cardinalis    Growing Conditions: Part shade and moist soil.    Size: To 3 feet tall and 1 foot wide    Zones: 3-9    Grow it with: Bee balm for nonstop red flowers all summer and into fall.

Hummingbird Favorites

Cardinal flower is an excellent late-summer-blooming perennial for the edge of the water garden. The bright red flowers may attract hummingbirds. Name: Lobelia cardinalis Growing Conditions: Part to full shade, pondside Size: 3 feet tall Zones:

Monarda, commonly called bee balm, lives up to its name when it comes to a favorite of bees. Its crown-shape blooms appear in mid to late summer and is a nice addition to a perennial border. Varieties are available in shades of red, blue, violet, white or pink. The foliage is dark green. Name: Monarda Growing conditions: Full sun Size: 2-4 feet tall; 1-1/2-3 feet wide Zones: 4-9

Flowers That Attract Bees

Deer Busters: The Top Deer-Resistant Plants for the Northeast - bee balm. Part shade to full sun

Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima') provides food for cedar waxwings and brown thrashers.

Medium shrub for back garden Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima') provides food for cedar waxwings and brown thrashers.

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