Often associated with feeding from brightly colored annuals, the Hummingbird is magical in flight, delicate in nature, timid in kind and a regular visitor to the following easy grown long-flowering garden perennials.
I have long admired the Hummingbirds my dreams dashed as a child during a rare hot Summer of in the UK but it’s then I saw what I soon
I choose a variety of colorful seeds to sow direct in my own hoping to attract some insects, birds, butterflies and bees to my delight Hummingbirds flocked to my plant selection almost as soon as they begun flowering. I added a feeder to encourage them to feed even when the blossoms are in short supply.
Choosing: 100 mixed Perennial assorted seeds including all of the following
This handsome perennial mix is easy to grow and attracts a wide range of pollinators and hummingbirds to your garden.
When I first had the opportunity to visit the US back in 2009, on one of our many weekend visit to New Jersey I got to see Hummingbirds up-close.
Since then I have been determined to see them in the City and sow a few seeds with little hope of their arrival.
To my delight they found my tiny oasis amongst the urban mass, a cherry tree for shelter I grew perennial Rudbeckia, Bee balm, Snapdragons, Nicotiana, Milkweed in all it’s forms, Catchfly, Hollyhocks, Lychnis and Hibiscus to name a few.
Monarda Bee Balm
Lychnis Rose Campion
Silene Pink Catchfly
Antirrhinum dwarf mix
Liatris Pink Feather
Asclepias Milkweed Mix
I had never expected to be entertaining, Hummingbirds into my own garden surrounded by concrete and chain link.
My own garden is very small and a long way from parkland or woodland. These versatile birds adapt to new feeding stations, flowers and gardens as they search for rich sugary nectar.
Attracting them to your own garden is your opportunity to enjoy these delightful creatures up close. Try growing a range of perennial plants from seed that naturally attracts the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and others.