Humming Birds - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jthorn5656
May 9, 2009
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 from NGA
May 9, 2009


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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