Recommendation for Hummingbird-Attracting Plants

Asked May 5, 2019, 11:42 AM EDT

Could you recommend a hummingbird-attracting long-flowering plant for the Rehobeth Beach area?

Sussex County Delaware hummingbirds ruby throated humming bird hummingbird plants

3 Responses

Ruby throated hummingbirds are the only hummingbirds that frequent our area. Here is a good website at the USDA Forest Service that describes the bird, its habit and plants that sustain it. https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/pollinator-of-the-month/ruby-throated_hummingbird.shtml

Thanks for that site. I'm a Colorado Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, so of course did the research I could first. I was hoping more specific info from the extension indicating Delaware-specific native plants that would attract these birds vs. the USDA's info. If you get similar requests for this info in the future, this is a potentially better resource
http://blog.delawarenaturesociety.org/2014/03/07/planning-for-hummingbirds/


Thank you for the recommendation. It is greatly appreciated.