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Plantings that will not attract hummingbirds  RSS feed

 
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While searching what to plant for hummingbirds I found this article:

https://www.thespruce.com/flowers-that-will-not-attract-hummingbirds-386256

I know not to plant yellow flowers because they attract bees and that red flowers are the best to attract hummingbirds.  I am looking for deer and drought resistant ones.

Anyway I just wanted to share this concept that I had not thought of.


 
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Good article, thanks for sharing!

I'm also in 8a, and have a trumpet creeper vine with a downright alarming rate of growth. It ate 10 feet of fence in a year, top to bottom just covered the whole thing. The red/reddish trumpet flowers draw in hummingbirds, and the plant keeps pumping them out from May through September.

It also produces thousands of air-dispersed seeds, so that's something to watch out for. I just gather up all the pods throughout the season before they open, end up with a small bucket or so of the seed each season.
 
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HERE'S A GOOD PLANT

the scarlet runner bean   hummingbirds love it plus edible beans

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I try to have year round flowers for the hummingbirds, and not to prune all of a plant at once, so as to leave some blooms for them. Pineapple sage provides flowers for them in the winter here. And they love my nasturiums. They tend to prefer tubular flowers.
 
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