|I am looking to create a hummingbird garden in my yard. The conditions are: partial sun and heavily populated with deer. Any suggestions on what to plant that will grow and not be too attractive to our four legged friends.
Thanks for your help.
|I'm afraid that most of the plants that attract hummingbirds are also attractive to deer so you may have to build your garden on a trial and error basis. Whether or not deer will feed on the plants depends upon how much competition there is for food; Perhaps the only way to keep your landscape safe is to build a fence? With that said, here are some plants irresistable to hummers: Azalea, Butterfly Bush (Buddleia), Cape Honeysuckle, Flame Acanthus, Flowering Quince, Lantana,
Turk's Cap, Weigela, Coral Honeysuckle, Cypress Vine, Morning Glory, Scarlet Runner Bean, Trumpet Creeper, Bee Balm (Monarda), Canna, Cardinal Flower ,
Columbine, Coral Bells, Four O'Clocks, Foxglove, Hosta, Agastache, Lupine,
Penstemon, Impatiens and petunias.