Hummingbird attractors
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Always a delight

After a while it's easy to recognize a good hummingbird plant -- start by looking for the classic red colored flowers, then check to see if the flower is tubular or funnel-shaped. Of course, there has to be a good supply of nectar at the bottom of the throats, and remember that hummers that don't migrate before winter will die with the first freeze.

Here's a sampling of more than 100 plants that are sure to please nature's tiniest birds.

 

   Index to plants that attract hummingbirds

 

Penstemon
'Pennington Gem'

One of many

It seems like the garden centers have a never-ending supply of new Penstemons. Hummingbirds love this plant.

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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