Hummingbird Perennial Suggestions


DrMike27

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I’m looking to add some color to my backyard, and really want something that will attract hummingbirds. I was originally considering a Mexican Sage Bush salvia plant, but they seem to only flower intermittently during the spring/summer. Any suggestions for Phoenix?
 
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I grow tons of hummingbird favorites, but I suspect most would not grow well in your area, however, if you have the room, consider trying Mexican Sunflower. Yes, it is an annual, but it blooms throughout summer and fall, and you can easily grow it from seed each year. Most sources say it gets to be around 4' to 6', but I've never had it shorter than 8'. I suspect it would stay shorter for you, but I don't know. I grow a 16' row of them along my fence. It's a hummingbird magnet. It attracts all sorts of butterflies, too.

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Yes, they do seem to love Mexican sunflowers; however, I noticed them also being attracted to the flowers of my Moringa tree.

I was surprised, because the tree/flowers are not native to this area (from South Asia) and the flowers are white.

Just a curious observation, that some how they still go after that flower. I've also seen them go after my Square stem plant (Melanthera nivea), which has white/black flowers (Salt and Pepper flower). Just another curious observation....
 
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Consider one of the Hummingbird Bush cultivars. They may be native to an area not far from you.

 

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