The Q&A Archives: Humming Birds

Question: Why aren't my flowers attracting any humming birds here in Southeast North Carolina, Bunswick County?
In addition, I have three humming bird feeders up.

Jim Horn

Answer: Hummingbirds migrate and will arrive when the weather suits them. They may not have gotten back up to your region yet this spring. Perennial plants I have found to attract hummingbirds are Trumpet Vine (Campsis x tagliabuana, I grow 'Madame Galen'), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Honeysuckle (Lonicera, many varieties), and, I see them sticking their little beaks in my hanging baskets filled with Fuchsias. They seem to be attracted to bright, vibrant colors, especially red. Sweet fragranced flowers are also a draw. Try adding some new flowers to your garden to make it irresistable to them.

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