Hummingbird plants - Knowledgebase Question

Tonawanda, NY (Zone 5A)
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Question by bulldogsocce
May 14, 2007
I live in Tonawanda NY zip code 14150.
I would like to find plants and bushes that would attract Hummingbirds.

Please direct me to what types of plants would be good for this purpose.



Answer from NGA
May 14, 2007
Some perennials to consider include Aquilegia, Heuchera, Lobelia cardinalis, Monarda, Salvia, Epimedium, Penstemon, Phlox, Dicentra spectabilis, Physostegia, Hosta, Asclepias,; Annuals to consider include Salvia, Impatiens, Nasturtium, red flowered Canna (rhizomes can be saved year to year) and Lantana (can be overwintered as a house plant); Biennials include Hollyhock and Foxglove; Shrubs include Lilac, Rhododendron, and Buddleia (grown as an annual in your zone); Vines include the trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans) and the honeysuckle vines such as Lonicera sempervirens. I hope this gives you some ideas.

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