Milkweed seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Sacramento, CA
Question by diannemarkin
May 18, 1998
I know that Milkweed is a weed that most people don't want in their yards, however I have heard that Hummingbirds love their flowers. I have lots of room for the plants. Do you sell the seeds or do you know where I can purchase them?


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Answer from NGA
May 18, 1998

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Hummingbirds have their own landscape favorites, including cotoneaster, buddleia, flowering quince, trumpet vine, foxglove, and lilies. Most any flower with a trumpet-shape will attract them, and red-colored flowers are a special favorite. I'd stay away from deliberately planting weeds for the benefit of hummingbirds. Weeds can become invasive in a hurry, and they have no particular appeal to people. The above plants will enhance your landscape with attractive foliage and flowers, and will be more managable in the long run!

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