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Top Plants to Attract Hummingbirds
If you are a person who loves hummingbirds, it may interest you to know that there are several types of plants that present a strong attraction for those beautiful birds and are a lovely addition to a garden. These include the red cardinal flower, trumpet vines, which are a type of what is called hummingbird vines, bee balm plants, and the purple coneflower.
The red cardinal flower is a perennial which has brilliant red color. Although it does not live for an unusually long time, it will re-seed so that you can enjoy it for a while to come. The flowers usually bloom in fall rather than in spring. It can grow anywhere from one to six feet tall. It requires a great deal of moisture and is an ornament to any garden.
Trumpet vines are a variety of hummingbird vines. The grape is named for its trumpet-shaped flowers, which can be orange or red. The flowers are long, making them a perfect match to hummingbird beaks. They are also filled with the nectar hummingbirds love. It is a quick-growing perennial and is quite durable and resistant to weather.
Bee balm plants are perennials attract butterflies as well as hummingbirds. Its blooms can be purple, red, white or pink. It is a shrub with flowers that will grace any table.
The purple coneflower is related to the daisy and looks very similar to its white-bloomed cousin except for its purple petals. It can grow to heights of up to five feet. Even after the flowers are dead, if they are left on the stem, they will still attract birds with their seeds.
These are just a few of the favorite flowers hummingbirds enjoy, but they will be sure to bring a great deal of those friendly, buzzing birds to your garden and home for you to take delight in.