HUMMINGBIRD HABITAT

A good hummingbird garden takes more than just flowers:

  • Provide water for drinking as well as bathing

  • Create both sun and shade areas in your garden as they need a place to rest as well as a place to build nests

 

Hummingbirds must feed 3-5 times per hour.  They will become reliant on your garden for food, but there will be times when there are not enough blooms to support them.  It is a good idea to hang a feeder(s) in your garden.


If hanging more than one, they need to be hung 30 feet apart as hummingbirds are very territorial.

 

Never fill your feeder with anything but sugar-water (a mix of 1 part sugar to 4 parts water).  Do not use food coloring and never use honey!  Honey can develop a fungus which can be fatal to hummingbirds.


Always keep your feeders clean and filled!

 

Hummingbird’s Favorite Flowers:

Annuals

Perennials

Four-O'-Clock
Four-O'-Clock
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Nasturtium
Nasturtium
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Impatiens
Impatiens
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Nicotiana
Nicotiana
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Petunia
Petunia
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Cardinal climber
Cardinal climber
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Cleome
Cleome
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Lantana
Lantana
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Salvia
Salvia
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Fuchsia
Fuchsia
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Bee balm
Bee balm
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Cannas
Cannas
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Butterfly weed
Butterfly weed
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Iris
Iris
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Cardinal flower
Cardinal flower
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Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle
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Columbine
Columbine
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Trumpet Vine
Trumpet Vine
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Coral Bells
Coral Bells
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Foxglove
Foxglove
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Speedwell
Speedwell
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Hollyhock
Hollyhock
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Sage
Sage
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Penstemon
Penstemon
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Lupine
Lupine
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Red Hot Poker
Red Hot Poker
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