3 Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

August through October, Hummingbirds are traveling through on their way to migrate in the tropics for winter. These little birds need plenty of nectar for energy as they fly hundreds of miles to Mexico and Central America. So right now is the perfect time to watch for these amazing creatures as they make their many stops on their long flight toward the south.

Here are 3 plants that can attract hummingbirds to your yard:

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia Cardinalis)

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The Lobelia Cardinalis has shades of reddish-purple. A perennial, this plant can reach up to 3 feet tall and spread about 6 to 12 inches wide. The Cardinal Flower likes sunny areas and moist, yet well-drained soil. This plant blooms beginning in mid-summer through the early winter.

Day Lily (Hemerocallis)

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The Hemerocallis has many shades: orange, pink, purple, red, and yellow. A perennial, this plant can up to 3 to 4 feet tall and spread about 2 to 4 inches wide. This plant blooms beginning in late spring through the early fall.

Honeysuckle (Lonicera Sempervirens)

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The Lonicera Sempervirens has shades of orange and red. This vine can reach 3 to 12 feet tall. Blooms begin in the early summer through the late fall.

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