Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hummingbird Plants

Our Master Gardeners Sharon and Shirley were at the Vancouver Master Gardeners Spring Affair, March 12, 2017, in Burnaby BC. They would like to share the information they received in a number of the presentations. To start, we have a list of flowers that Ciscoe Morris recommends for attracting hummingbirds. If you are dreaming of gardening and sunny days, perhaps you can check out the local nurseries for some of these to add to your garden.

    Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’ - Flowering currant 
    Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ - Bleeding heart 

    Embothrium coccineum - Chilean Fire Tree
    Salvia ‘Hot lips’ -  Sage
    Heuchera -Coral bells
    Heucherella ‘Sunspot’ - Foamy bells
    Kniphofia ‘Primrose Beauty’ - Red Hot Poker 
    Monarda ‘Jacob Kline’ - Bee balm  
    Agastache ‘Grape Nectar’ - Anise hyssop  
    Penstemon ‘Firebird’ - Beard Tongue  
    Lobelia tupa - Devil’s Tobacco and Canna ‘Wyoming’ -  Large flowering canna
    Fuchsia ‘Mrs Popple’ 
    Schizostylis coccinea - crimson flag, kaffir lily
    Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ - witch hazel (cross of Japanese & Chinese)  
    Mahonia media - Holly Grape  



  1. The ribes plants at the Native Plant Garden at Lang Creek Hatchery are in full bloom now and full of rufous hummingbirds feeding.


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