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#73931 December 4th, 2006 at 05:05 AM
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I bought a Cape honeysuckle (Tecomaria Capensis) this past summer and the hummingbirds really took to it. Has anybody else tried growing it?

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Not me. But the hummers loved my RED Lilliput Zinnias, Red Cannas, and I have seen them packed by the hundreds into Jewelweed patches in swampy areas, in late Summer.

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I keep a small patch of jewelweed. But they seem to prefer the salvia coccinea and gartenmeister bonstead fuchsia.

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I have a Cape Honeysuckle, which out here we call a trumpet vine. The hummers like it OK, but what mine really love is a flower called penta.
When it was blooming, they were at it all day.
The penta also attracted more butterflies than I have ever seen in one place.

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I have pentas too. Yeah, common names can be confusing. Around here they call Campsis radicans - trumpet vine. Phygelius capensis is one that produces quite a bit of nectar too.


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