Two key recommendations for  attracting hummingbirds with your choice of flowers is

  • make it RED
  • make it TUBULAR

This still gives you a huge range to pick from. And they do like other colors and types of flowers-these are just the most reliable. When you go to the greenhouse in spring to pick out your annuals, look for

  • Red/pink petunias
  • Fuchsias
  • Impatiens-coral or pink
  • Cleomes
  • But there are LOTS more…

Here are a few sites that provide lists of annuals for hummies:

Birds and Blooms Magazine: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Fuchsia: Always a big hit! Image source:

Farmers Almanac: Plants that Attract Hummingbirds

Parks Brothers Greenhouses-a BLINDINGLY long list to choose from!

Diane’s Seeds: Good source for growing your own


Got all that?? Good!.Now see what you learned! Hint: Open the above links in separate windows to use as resouces for your quiz to earn a perfect score!





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