How to attract hummingbirds

Asked September 6, 2018, 4:14 PM EDT

Which are the best flowers to buy for this area, Elkridge Md.?

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

There are many great choices for hummingbirds and they are especially attracted to red flowers. Some choices include:
Trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Bee balm (Monarda)
Cardinal flower (Lobelia)
Red columbine (Aquilegia)
Ornamental sages (Salvia)

The Audubon Society has a nice website you can use to search for plants that are attractive to different birds.

Take a look at our brief video profile of the Cardinal flower, which is very attractive to hummingbirds.