Avoid Planting These Popular Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard

While many flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, some popular ones may not be as appealing to them.

Here are a few flowers you might want to avoid if you're specifically trying to attract hummingbirds:

Petunias: While petunias are lovely and come in various colors, their tubular flowers aren't typically favored by hummingbirds.

Impatiens: These shade-loving annuals produce colorful blooms but are not known for attracting hummingbirds due to their shape and nectar production.

Begonias: Although begonias offer beautiful foliage and blooms, they are not a preferred source of nectar for hummingbirds.

Double-flowered varieties: Flowers with double or overly complex blooms may make it difficult for hummingbirds to access the nectar, so they might not be as interested.

Instead of these flowers, consider planting varieties known to be hummingbird favorites, such as: – Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans) – Bee Balm (Monarda) – Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)


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