WANTED: Hummingbird Attractors

snichols94(9b)April 22, 2014

My college gardening club is planning to plant a hummingbird garden in the fall, and we are looking for plants that will attract hummingbirds. We are especially looking for the following:
Passionflower vine
Mexican bush sage
California fuchsia
Monkey flower
Lupine
Butterfly bush
Bee balm
Foxglove
We are also open to anything that you have found to attract hummingbirds in your garden. We have a variety of vegetable seeds to offer in trade- see my exchange page for the full list.

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gardenper(8)

If you already have the space allocated, I think planting those now and letting them get established would be OK. Especially the passion vine and a few others, it could still be a few months before making flowers and blooming.

You can also make home-made hummingbird feeders. I would suggest this option also if you have the student manpower to clean and fill the feeders.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 1:53PM
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asukawashere(6b)

Hands-down the best hummingbird attractor I've ever had was a Campsis (trumpet flower) vine. The only problem with it is that it's rather invasive and once you plant it, you will never remove it. Ever. That said, I don't have access to any at the moment (we moved), but it's a popular plant, so I'm sure you can find it elsewhere. You should seriously consider adding it to your list. :)

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 11:06AM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Salvia guaranitica and turk's cap/Malvaviscus drummondii are the most visited hummingbird flowers in my garden, and I have a lot of hummers. Both are very easy to grow. Any kind of salvia is usually good, also.

I've never seen them visit passionvines, but it's a good plant to have for gulf fritillary caterpillars and zebra longwings, if you're in Florida.

Sherry

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 11:14AM
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thewallawallaian89(7a)

Ill trade butterfly bush for your sugar ann beans?

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 12:57AM
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scorion1

You can also use Bottle Brush. I have some if interested .

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 12:12PM
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scorion1

You can also use Bottle Brush. I have some if interested .

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 12:13PM
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graceann82(4, MN)

its not on the list but columbines work very well! I have some im willing to trade! email me at graceann82@gmail.com!

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 3:18PM
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katyerra(7)

I have hummingbird attractants ! I have Crimson Clover, Butterfly Bush, a few trumpet vine, salvias, Catchfly Silene, Bee Balm and Spotted Bee Balm, and Foxgloves. Let me know ? Thanks, Kathi

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 10:58PM
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Gretchen Wood

I have seeds of different varieties if your interested.

This post was edited by Gretchen7 on Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 16:01

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 11:35PM
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domehome(9 CA)

My echium wildpretti seeded this summer. It is the best hummingbird / bee attractor I have ever had, plus it is drop dead gorgeous. It is a biennial so it takes two years to bloom. If you'd like a few seeds let me know.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 2:19AM
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