Plants For a Hummingbird Garden

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Plants For a Hummingbird Garden

Five-Plant Gardens is filled with perennial garden design ideas that require only five varieties of plants to dress up your landscape. Each plan includes photos of the five plants; an illustrated planting map and drawing of the planted garden; season-by-season highlights; a shopping list of plants; and tips on customizing the planting for different sites, climates or themes. Here are the plant choices to make your yard especially enticing to one particularly exciting type of visitor: hummingbirds.

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Shopping List

1.Texas hummingbird mint (Agastache cana) — 1 plant
   Grows 2 to 3 feet tall and 1 1/2 feet across. Profuse reddish pink blooms smell like bubblegum.

2.‘Flamenco’ torch lily (Kniphofia) — 2 plants
   Stems grow to 2 1/2 feet high and look like torches. Flowers range from coral through orange and yellow to creamy white.

3.‘May Night’ ornamental sage (Salvia) — 3 plants
   Grows 2 to 2 1/2 feet tall with 3/4-inch, indigo flowers.

4.‘Lucifer’ crocosmia — 3 plants
   Grows to 4 feet tall with red blossoms and sword-shaped leaves.

5.California Indian Pink (Silene Californica) — 6 plants
   Grows to 1 foot high and wide. Produces clusters of flaming red flowers.

Five-Plant Gardens by Nancy J. Ondra (Storey Publishing, 2014)

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