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Hummingbird Flower Attraction Tip
#90649 March 9th, 2007 at 04:57 AM
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Just wanted to let everyone know that if you're looking for a particular flower, etc. that attracts humming birds Jasmine are absolutely wonderful. Not only do they attract humming birds from time to time (not often where I live because we really don't see them often in this state, I think, or at least the area where I live anyway) but they also smell amazing. There is some planted in our backyard, which grows up the columns on our patio, and when the flowers are in bloom during their time of year all you have to do is step onto the patio some what near them and it's like a light scent of perfume in the air. A good scent, of course, lol.

Edit: Forgot to include a link that I found for anyone interested in what Jasmine look like, etc. This was the best I could do. I couldn't find a link with a lot of information on the plant as well as pictures included. Here's the link to anyone who is interested: http://www.gardenguides.com/how-to/tipstechniques/flowers/jasmine.asp

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#90650 March 9th, 2007 at 05:04 AM
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Thanks. I am the Bird Man here and am always looking for new flowers to help attract birds. Last Year I put in 30 RED Cannas and My hummingbird population QUADRUPLED!!!! Welcome to the forum.

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#90651 March 9th, 2007 at 05:42 AM
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Wow. I might check into those red cannas that you mentioned, and thanks! The forum here has been great so far smile .

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#90652 March 13th, 2007 at 01:50 AM
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I have heard that hysops attract hummers too . Last year I noticed that they were attracted to my petunias and the crepe myrtle was a big attraction for them too . I love hummers and butterflies . I am planting a couple butterfly bushes this year . I have started to plant whatever I can get my hands on now that will make my yard attractive to birds , butterflies and hummers .

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#90653 March 13th, 2007 at 04:43 AM
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I have four crepe myrtles in my yard; one pink and three white. The Hummers like the pink one.

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#90654 March 13th, 2007 at 05:36 AM
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Thanks for the tip, Thorny! kissies Actually, I would love to have the Crape Myrtle 'Hopi' ters frown

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#90655 March 18th, 2007 at 08:25 PM
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For me, the plant that attracted the most hummers is the lavendar penta flower.
Thorny, that's the flower that had the one hummer sitting on my patio table for a long time-when I thought it looked like a little penguin.

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#90656 March 19th, 2007 at 06:00 AM
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Deborah, isn't the Penta flower also called "Egyptian Starflower"? Duh When I worked at the Garden Center I think we sold them as annuals, :rolleyes: but I thought they were pretty expensive for an annual. frown Do you know if they are annuals? Duh

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#90657 March 19th, 2007 at 02:40 PM
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Thanks for the tip thumbup

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#90658 March 20th, 2007 at 04:18 AM
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I plant 2 red pentas every year and yes they are annuals--and yes not cheap, at least not at the places I shop--but they are so pretty I let it go and buy them anyway---but I may have to try the lavendar pentas this year--The more hummingbirds the better I say!! clp


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