Hummingbirds are drawn to flowers for multiple reasons. They are drawn to bright flowers with colorful blooms. This is because when they visit the flower, they insert their beak into the flower in order to drink nectar. While they drink the nectar, they are in turn pollinating the flower. So, when the hummingbird visits a flower, it benefits both the hummingbird and the plant. Besides this, the hummingbird is beautiful and will make a lovely visitor for your garden. Here are three of the top plants for attracting hummingbirds to your garden.
#3: Honeysuckle Vines
Honeysuckle is one of the most fragrantly beautiful plants that you can place in your garden. When you walk by a patch of honeysuckle vines, you can smell a sweet flowery scent that is unmistakable. The flowers grow in bunches, white, pink or orange in color.
The plant is a vine that likes to climb, and if you put it planted flush against a wall, it will climb up the wall in a bunch, as long as you put up trellises to support the plant against the wall. It is a fantastic plant to use in landscaping the exterior of your home.
#2: Trumpet Vines
Hummingbirds absolutely love trumpet vines. They flock to them because of their brightly colored and fragrant flowers. The flowers have a sweet and nutty smell. They are shaped like a trumpet, hence the name of the plant. Many flowers grow on the stem of each vine. The vine will happily crawl up a wall, as long as it is trellised. It has a similar appearance to the honeysuckle plant, except for that the flowers are very different. Only the leaves and vines themselves are similar.
Coneflowers are very brightly colored, with their blooms ranging from pink to orange to yellow to white. They have many petals which circle around an orange center. They grow anywhere from one feet to 3 ft tall. They grow in bunches and are in the daisy family. They make an excellent flower to attract hummingbirds because the bright flowers are like a magnet for these birds.
What a beautiful sight to behold a colorful green and red hummingbird feasting upon the nectar of a bright pink coneflower. The coneflower has dark green foliage, with not too many leaves to a stem. These plants require minimal soil amendment, as they grow while even in harsh conditions. You can plant these as a centerpiece in your garden in order to frame the bright blooms and attract the hummingbirds.