Hummingbirds in the Garden

United States
January 31, 2007 3:03pm CST
So because the snow is dragging me down so bad, we still have over 6ft on the ground and it seems to snow at least once a week. I am started to plot out my gardens this year. I would really love to know any flowers that can grow at high alt. around 8500ft that will attract hummingbirds. My daughter loves to sit and watch them. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
3 responses
@good2Bme (103)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I believe your best bet would be a trumpet vine. They are a very hardy vine that are red in color and attract hummingbirds like crazy. It would look very pretty growing over a archway leading into your garden! Other suggestions would be a butterfly bush or Red Columbine. Good Luck with your garden and hummingbirds!
• United States
1 Feb 07
A butterfly bush? I will for sure look that one up I love the butterflies!!
@Lilsanta (35)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I wonder if honey suckle would work. I love humming birds also. I set out at least 4 feeders every year. They are really fun to watch.
• United States
1 Feb 07
I am terrified to set out birdfeeders because of the bears. They just love those things so much, one of neighbors had his fence torn down last year when a bear wanted his feeder. I think I have heard of honeysuckle, I will look that up also. Thanks.
@peavey (16879)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I think hummingbirds like hollyhocks and they're easy to grow at high altitudes. They won't bloom the first year, though. I know they like large red or orange flowers that bloom high on their stalks, so probably anything you can grow there that fits that description would attract these birds.
• United States
1 Feb 07
Thank you! I will look up hollyhocks.