|Gladiolus 'Atom' tempted hummingbirds in mid-summer.|
|Fuchsia magellinaca 'Riccartonii' is considered hardy, but only to Zone 7.|
|Nasturtium 'Troika' bloomed all summer and into fall, |
luring hummingbirds to their nectar.
Looking back over the summer, I got the feeling I'd let the little guy down because I'd concentrated on flowers for cutting, and plants with gorgeous leaves. But here are several I know any self-respecting hummingbird would never pass up.
|Justicia carnea reaches just 12" tall in a summer, but what a bloom!|
|Justicia brandegeeana, or shrimp plant.|
|Digitalis, or foxglove.|
|There is nothing like Salvia to make hummingbirds come buzzing over.|
|Kniphofia 'Echo Yellow' (torch lily) has the |
hummingbird's favorite flower shape.
|Cape fuchsia (Phygelius x rectus) 'Winchester Fanfare'|
is hardy to Zone 7, but made it through our mild winter.
|Scadoxus (blood lily) grows from a bulb native to South Africa. It is related to Amaryllis.|