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Old Tuesday 4th May 2004, 14:54   #1
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Flowers To Attract Hummingbirds

Someone once posted the type of flowers I can plant to attract hummingbirds. I'm unable to find that post now, so if anyone can tell me what I can plant to attract them (I'm in southern Ontario, Canada) or direct me to where that post can be found it would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Old Tuesday 4th May 2004, 18:05   #3
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heliconias are popular with hummers

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Thanks, how were you able to find that post?

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Ontario, Canada would normally equal Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Much of the following info is from "Handbook of the Birds of the World" vol. 5:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeds mostly on red and orange flowers. Prefered plant-genera includes Campsis, Impatiens, Malvaviscus, Aesculus, Ribes, Aquilegia, Monarda and Macranthera. My knowledge of these plants is rather small, but they all look quite beautyful (from the pic's I found just by using the photo-search in google). So, if they can manage the Canadian temperatures, they would look very nice in the garden... the hummers would just be an added plus!
In the winter-range small insects etc. are a very important food-source for Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Even when suitable nectar is available, as much as 70% of the diet may still be small insect, spiders and similar.

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