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