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Papa2mykids
Joined: 1/25/2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 105
Posted: Jul/19/2006 11:41 PM PST

If not for this year, for next. This covers the whole hummer regions

From my newsletter several weeks ago.

Some of these plants are very regional and some are
not allowed in certain areas.

Buckeyes are not allowed in California.

Some tender perennials are sold as annuals.

For example, Lantana and Autumn sage are sold in
Michigan as annuals.

Check out your nurseries or specialty catalogs for a
unique and unusual plant.

This isn't everything but it gives you an idea of what
is out there for hummers.

Left column is common name and right column is the
Latin botanical name.

FLOWERS:

Autumn sage (Salvia greggii)
Bee balm (Monarda species)
Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Canna (Canna species)
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
Chuparosa (Justicia california)
Columbines (Aqualigia species)
Coralbells (Heuchera species)
Crocosmia (Crocosmia species)
Four o'clock (Mirabilis jalapa)
Foxglove (Digitalis spesies)
Fuchsia (Fuchsia lyicoides)
Gladiolus (Gladiolus species)
Hollyhock (Alcia rosea)
Hosta (Hosta species)
Hummingbird trumpet (Zauschneria californica)
Hyssop (Agatache species)
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum tuberosum)
Ocotillo (Fonquieria splendens)
Penstomens (Penstomen species)
Phlox (Phlox species)
Pinwapple sage (Salvia elegans)
Red-hot-poker (Kniphofia uvaria)
Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)
Spider flower (Cleome spinosa)
Standing cypress (Ipomopsis rubra)
Texas sage (Salvia coccinea)
Zinnia (Zinnia species)

VINES

Coral honeysuckle (Lonicerea sempervirens)
Cross vine (Bignonia capreolata)
Cypress vine (Imomoea quamoclit)
Firecracker vine (Manettia cordifolia)
Red morning glory (Ipomoea coccinea)
Scarlet runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus)
Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans)

SHRUBS

Azalea (Rhododendron species)
Beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis)
Bottlebrush (Callistemon species)
Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii)
Flame acanthus (Anisacanthus species)
Flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa)
Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Lantana (Lantana species)
Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
Manzanita (Arctostaphylos species)
Red buckeye (Aesculus varieties)
Shrimp plant (Justicia brandegeana)
Snowberry bush (Symphoricarpos albus)
Sultan's turban (Malvaviscus varieties)
Weigela (Weigela florida)

TREES

Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)
Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Citrus (Citrus species)
Crabapple (Malus species)
Hawthorn (Crataegus species)
Mimosa or silk tree (Albizia julibissin)
Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

That's a pretty good shopping list isn't it?

Be sure to supplement with a good hummer feeder
and keep your nectar fresh by changing it every 2/3 days.

The best hummer feeder is Aspects 'Hummzinger'

http://www.duncraft.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=1299 &lastcatid=38&step=4


Ron
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Location: Altoona, Iowa (near Des Moines)
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Posted: Jul/20/2006 4:15 AM PST

Well, I am off to a good start. I have many of the things on that list. I have seen a few hummers in the past but none this year so far. I am hoping that the ones that have visited me in the past will return this year and bring friends. Thank you for giving us this nice list to work with.
Papa2mykids
Joined: 1/25/2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 105
Posted: Jul/20/2006 12:48 PM PST

Mama, do you have any other hummers beside the ruby-throat?

Ruby doesn't like to share its territory and Rubies were effected some by the hurricanes last year. A lack of food during fall migration and fewer feeders out.

Right now it seems rather common in the east ....... the lack of hummers that is. Lets hope for a good nest season to help rebuild the population.

Ron
Mainegal
Joined: 3/30/2002
Location: Southern Maine Zone4/5
Posts: 2550
Posted: Jul/20/2006 1:55 PM PST

i have alot of these plants, thanks for posting the list, there isn't as many this yr here as there has been in the past. heard it was cause of the hurricanes last yr
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Joined: 2/26/2004
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 531
Posted: Jul/20/2006 2:03 PM PST

Papa,
What a great list, thanks so much. The Hummingbirds love my yard. last night while we were in the Jacuzzi we watched a hummer hand out on the top tip of tall bird of paradise leaf, he was a nice big fat one.
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Location: Altoona, Iowa (near Des Moines)
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Posted: Jul/20/2006 5:21 PM PST

Quote:
Originally posted by Papa2mykids
Mama, do you have any other hummers beside the ruby-throat?

Ruby doesn't like to share its territory and Rubies were effected some by the hurricanes last year. A lack of food during fall migration and fewer feeders out.

Right now it seems rather common in the east ....... the lack of hummers that is. Lets hope for a good nest season to help rebuild the population.

Ron


Only the ruby throat that I have seen. I will make sure to provide food for any I see and hope for the best.
Herb photos
Joined: 3/21/2005
Location: Hudson Valley, New York
Posts: 158
Posted: Jul/21/2006 12:27 AM PST

Papa,

I heard that Hummers like Bittersweet, what say you??
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Joined: 4/09/2006
Location: Missouri
Posts: 932
Posted: Jul/21/2006 12:38 AM PST

im saving that list in my archives!
Papa2mykids
Joined: 1/25/2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 105
Posted: Jul/23/2006 2:18 AM PST

blooms are quite insignificant on bittersweet. I suppose if the nectar is there and bees aren't they would feed.
The real attraction is the fall fruit.

Ron
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Joined: 10/28/2011
Location: Portland
Posts: 1
Posted: Oct/28/2011 9:21 PM PST

I agree, I'm gonna save those lists as well thanks.
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