Hummingbird Gardening Staples .... your choices?

Hummingbird Gardening Staples .... your choices?

Joined: January 7th, 2011, 10:08 pm

June 6th, 2012, 12:44 pm #1

Up North (nw PA - zone 5b/6a) these are what I choose for hummingbird gardening staple plants. What are your choices?

Perennials:

1.) Lonicera sempervirens
2.) Aquilera canadensis
3.) Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'
4.) Lobelia cardinalis
5.) Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (don't have yet but will)

Annuals (to me because even though some maybe zone ok, most are not and I do not have room to overwinter indoors)

1.) Salvia (includes Stachys coccinea and Scarlet Spires)
2.) Lantana
3.) Fuschia

Then of course we all have spoiler plants (trees/shrubs/plants that I don't have to have, but are nice to have despite doing well so far attracting hummingbirds without them), but not going to list those.








Paula
nw PA
zone 5b/6a
heat zone 4

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June 6th, 2012, 1:36 pm #2

Perennials
Agastache cana and cultivars
Agastache rupestris
Aquilegia candensis
Asclepias incarnata (mostly for butterflies but is used by hummers too)
Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Heuchera sanquinea
Lobelia cardinalis
Lonicera sempervirens
Monarda 'Jacob's Cline'
Penstemon barbatus coccineus
Salvia azurea
Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red'
Salvia reptans west Texas form
Salvia subrotunda
Silene Regia
Silene virginica

Annuals/ Tropicals
Canna indica
Cardinal Climber and or Cypress vine
Cuphea ignea 'David Verity'
Eccremocarpus scaber (may or may not overwinter)
Fucshia Gartenmeister Bonstedt
Hamelia patens
Impatiens capensis
Ipomopsis
Justicia brandegeana
Lantana camara
Petunia exserta (I have seen it used now 3 times)
Russelia equisetiformis
Salvia coccinea and cultivars
Salvia greggiis/microphyllas (some may or may not overwinter)
Salvia guaraniticas and cultivars (may or may not overwinter)
Salvia 'Scarlet Spires' (May or may not overwinter)
Salvia subrotunda
Sinningia sellovii ( I have seen it used when it had no more than 3 blooms)


Trees/Shrubs

Aesculus pavia
Aesculus parviflora (don't have it yet)
Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red'
Weigela (mostly for color but have seen some use)


Penny
NY
USDA hardiness zone 6a
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
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Penny
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Western NY state
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Joined: January 7th, 2011, 10:08 pm

June 6th, 2012, 4:10 pm #3

Up North (nw PA - zone 5b/6a) these are what I choose for hummingbird gardening staple plants. What are your choices?

Perennials:

1.) Lonicera sempervirens
2.) Aquilera canadensis
3.) Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'
4.) Lobelia cardinalis
5.) Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (don't have yet but will)

Annuals (to me because even though some maybe zone ok, most are not and I do not have room to overwinter indoors)

1.) Salvia (includes Stachys coccinea and Scarlet Spires)
2.) Lantana
3.) Fuschia

Then of course we all have spoiler plants (trees/shrubs/plants that I don't have to have, but are nice to have despite doing well so far attracting hummingbirds without them), but not going to list those.








Paula
nw PA
zone 5b/6a
heat zone 4

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Quite an impressive list Penny. I don't have any agastache, whatever kind I got about 4 years ago I wasn't impressed with so I tore it out and haven't had one since. I don't however think it was called Agastache Cana. Does it have high nectar value?




Paula
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June 6th, 2012, 6:00 pm #4

Up North (nw PA - zone 5b/6a) these are what I choose for hummingbird gardening staple plants. What are your choices?

Perennials:

1.) Lonicera sempervirens
2.) Aquilera canadensis
3.) Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'
4.) Lobelia cardinalis
5.) Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (don't have yet but will)

Annuals (to me because even though some maybe zone ok, most are not and I do not have room to overwinter indoors)

1.) Salvia (includes Stachys coccinea and Scarlet Spires)
2.) Lantana
3.) Fuschia

Then of course we all have spoiler plants (trees/shrubs/plants that I don't have to have, but are nice to have despite doing well so far attracting hummingbirds without them), but not going to list those.








Paula
nw PA
zone 5b/6a
heat zone 4

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Paula,

I'm sure I'll leave something out, but here goes:

Perennials & Vines:
-Monarda 'Jacob Kline'
-Lonicera sempervirens
-Eccremocarpus scaber
-Impatiens capensis (reseeding annual)
-Impatiens glandulifera (reseeding annual)
-Aquilegia canadensis
-Hosta
-Salvia azurea
-Silene regia
-Delphinium exaltatum
-Agastache rupestris
-Scrophularia marilandica
-Buddleia davidii
-Buddleia intermedia
-Astragalus canadensis
-Lobelia cardinalis
-Campsis radicans
-Nepeta
-Clematis texensis (unfortunately Clematis glaucophylla died)
-Chelone lyonii and glabra
-Spigelia marilandica
-Mimulus cardinalis
-Phlox
-Penstemon digitalis
-Bignonia capreolata

Shrubs:
-Wiegela
-Kolkwitzia amabilis
-Symphoricarpos albus
-Symphoricarpos (Coralberry)
-Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)
-Aesculus pavia (has never bloomed)
-Lonicera involucrata (Twinberry)
-Hibiscus syriacus
-Aesculus parviflora
-Abelia grandiflora



Annuals/Tropicals:
-Salvia guarantica (Blue Brazilian, Kobalt, Black and Blue and Argentine Skies)
-Cuphea 'David Verity'
-Salvia 'Wendy's Wish'
-Salvia greggii 'Wild Thing'
-Salvia microphylla
-Salvia Maraschino
-Salvia 'Scarlet Spires'
-Manietta cordifolia
-Sinningia
-Stachytarpheta
-Salvia 'Purple Majesty'
-Salvia Saggitata
-Salvia 'Mulberry Jam'
-Salvia involucrata
-Abutilon
-Iochroma
-Salvia corrugata
-Manietta inflata
-Zinnia
-Salvia coccinea
-Nicotian mutablis
-Buddleia 'Orange sceptre'
-Petunia exserta
-Salvia exserta
-Salvia subrotunda
-Fuchsia triphylla and Magellanica
-Salvia oxyphora
-Canna indica
-Annual agastaches
-Salvia elegans 'Tangerine'
-Salvia blepharophylla
-Nicotiana glauca
-Salvia 'Indigo Spires'
-Red Cestrum
-Bouvardia ternifolia
-Phaseolus coccineus





Kathi and Michael Rock
Madison, Wisconsin
Zone 4/5
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June 6th, 2012, 6:49 pm #5

Up North (nw PA - zone 5b/6a) these are what I choose for hummingbird gardening staple plants. What are your choices?

Perennials:

1.) Lonicera sempervirens
2.) Aquilera canadensis
3.) Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'
4.) Lobelia cardinalis
5.) Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (don't have yet but will)

Annuals (to me because even though some maybe zone ok, most are not and I do not have room to overwinter indoors)

1.) Salvia (includes Stachys coccinea and Scarlet Spires)
2.) Lantana
3.) Fuschia

Then of course we all have spoiler plants (trees/shrubs/plants that I don't have to have, but are nice to have despite doing well so far attracting hummingbirds without them), but not going to list those.








Paula
nw PA
zone 5b/6a
heat zone 4

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Paula,
To be honest I don't think I have ever checked the nectar content in any of my Agastaches but they have always been in use once the start to bloom. I also have a few that Kathi mentioned plus a few others of my own that I didn't list because I haven't seen them used yet or because it is too new.

Perennials
Clethra - more for butterflies but hummers do check it out
Nepeta - never saw it used and seems to reseed like crazy
Polemonium - never saw it used
Crossvine - just bloomed for the first time
Iris fulva - love it but never saw it used
Phygelius 'Cherry Ripe' - loads of nectar but haven't seen it used Yellow striped Yucca - will bloom for the 1st time this year.
Agastache pringlei - used mostly by bees but hummers do use it
Phlox paniculata - more for butterflies than hummers

Penny
NY
USDA hardiness zone 6a
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
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Joined: January 29th, 2006, 5:12 pm

June 6th, 2012, 9:26 pm #6

Up North (nw PA - zone 5b/6a) these are what I choose for hummingbird gardening staple plants. What are your choices?

Perennials:

1.) Lonicera sempervirens
2.) Aquilera canadensis
3.) Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'
4.) Lobelia cardinalis
5.) Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (don't have yet but will)

Annuals (to me because even though some maybe zone ok, most are not and I do not have room to overwinter indoors)

1.) Salvia (includes Stachys coccinea and Scarlet Spires)
2.) Lantana
3.) Fuschia

Then of course we all have spoiler plants (trees/shrubs/plants that I don't have to have, but are nice to have despite doing well so far attracting hummingbirds without them), but not going to list those.








Paula
nw PA
zone 5b/6a
heat zone 4

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Penny,

We see good use of catmint (tall varieties) when honeysuckle is finished blooming and before Beebalm begins. Try planting it right near Cuphea 'David Verity' or next to a feeder.

We have seen hummers use Phlox and Hosta.



Kathi and Michael Rock
Madison, Wisconsin
Zone 4/5
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Joined: September 16th, 2005, 12:08 pm

June 6th, 2012, 9:43 pm #7

Up North (nw PA - zone 5b/6a) these are what I choose for hummingbird gardening staple plants. What are your choices?

Perennials:

1.) Lonicera sempervirens
2.) Aquilera canadensis
3.) Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'
4.) Lobelia cardinalis
5.) Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (don't have yet but will)

Annuals (to me because even though some maybe zone ok, most are not and I do not have room to overwinter indoors)

1.) Salvia (includes Stachys coccinea and Scarlet Spires)
2.) Lantana
3.) Fuschia

Then of course we all have spoiler plants (trees/shrubs/plants that I don't have to have, but are nice to have despite doing well so far attracting hummingbirds without them), but not going to list those.








Paula
nw PA
zone 5b/6a
heat zone 4

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Kathi
My catmint is done blooming now. It started blooming last month inspite of the cold weather. I am not real sure which variety it was since it just showed up in one spot last year and then in a second location this year but it may have been Walker's Low the predominent one found at local nurseries. Phlox and Hostas were used when I first started adding hummer plants mostly by juveniles but once I started adding more and more hummer specific plants they pretty much ignored those too. Hostas also get enormous in my yard. It took me two years to remove one that had sent roots down under the cement anchors that support my 4 x 4 fence posts. It was also a place that voles were hiding under

Looking at your list again I noticed Buddleia intermedia which I had never heard of before. Is this one a native? I know that there are some native Buddleias but I have never found anyone who has them.

Penny
NY
USDA hardiness zone 6a
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
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Western NY state
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Joined: December 27th, 2005, 5:15 pm

June 6th, 2012, 10:02 pm #8

Up North (nw PA - zone 5b/6a) these are what I choose for hummingbird gardening staple plants. What are your choices?

Perennials:

1.) Lonicera sempervirens
2.) Aquilera canadensis
3.) Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'
4.) Lobelia cardinalis
5.) Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (don't have yet but will)

Annuals (to me because even though some maybe zone ok, most are not and I do not have room to overwinter indoors)

1.) Salvia (includes Stachys coccinea and Scarlet Spires)
2.) Lantana
3.) Fuschia

Then of course we all have spoiler plants (trees/shrubs/plants that I don't have to have, but are nice to have despite doing well so far attracting hummingbirds without them), but not going to list those.








Paula
nw PA
zone 5b/6a
heat zone 4

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June 6th, 2012, 10:03 pm #9

Up North (nw PA - zone 5b/6a) these are what I choose for hummingbird gardening staple plants. What are your choices?

Perennials:

1.) Lonicera sempervirens
2.) Aquilera canadensis
3.) Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'
4.) Lobelia cardinalis
5.) Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (don't have yet but will)

Annuals (to me because even though some maybe zone ok, most are not and I do not have room to overwinter indoors)

1.) Salvia (includes Stachys coccinea and Scarlet Spires)
2.) Lantana
3.) Fuschia

Then of course we all have spoiler plants (trees/shrubs/plants that I don't have to have, but are nice to have despite doing well so far attracting hummingbirds without them), but not going to list those.








Paula
nw PA
zone 5b/6a
heat zone 4

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Simple is as Simple does! two thumbs up Pam!

Penny
NY
USDA hardiness zone 6a
Heat zone 4
Sunset zone 39
Penny
Zone 6a
Western NY state
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Joined: April 22nd, 2012, 5:48 pm

June 7th, 2012, 5:25 am #10

Up North (nw PA - zone 5b/6a) these are what I choose for hummingbird gardening staple plants. What are your choices?

Perennials:

1.) Lonicera sempervirens
2.) Aquilera canadensis
3.) Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'
4.) Lobelia cardinalis
5.) Penstemon barbatus 'Coccineus' (don't have yet but will)

Annuals (to me because even though some maybe zone ok, most are not and I do not have room to overwinter indoors)

1.) Salvia (includes Stachys coccinea and Scarlet Spires)
2.) Lantana
3.) Fuschia

Then of course we all have spoiler plants (trees/shrubs/plants that I don't have to have, but are nice to have despite doing well so far attracting hummingbirds without them), but not going to list those.








Paula
nw PA
zone 5b/6a
heat zone 4

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Do your Salvia greggii 'Wild Thing' or Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red' overwinter outside?


My staples:

salvia blk and blue
salvia coccinea
cuphea david variety
honeysuckles
zinnias(more for the butterflies - some hummer use)
butterfly bush(more for the butterflies - some hummer use)
I also tend to plant some type of annual vine like cardinal vine or scarlet runner bean or hyacinth vine bean. This year the cardinal vine wins.

Linsey
MN
USDA hardiness zone 4b
Heat zone 5
Sunset zone 43
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