Susan Hayek
Sat, 20 Aug 2005 20:46:55 PDT
>Here in coastal Northern California, Anna's Hummingbirds are year round
>residents and Allen's Hummingbirds are seasonal visitors.  The Anna's
>are regular visitors, if not residents of my garden.
>As for bulbs (tubers, etc) that attract hummers: I have an orange
>flowered, summer blooming Watsonia that I have lost the name of which
>attracts hummingbirds during its 3-4 weeks of bloom.  The tall Cannas
>in my garden (C. glauca 'Ra' and C. 'Red Stripe') are regularly visted,
>especially at dusk.  I can't say that I've seen hummers visiting my
>Agapanthus inapertus or the Hedychium (which arrived without a name).
>The garden has many plants that attract hummingbirds which are not
>bulbs: Salvia regla is just beginning to bloom; Salvia africana 'Aurea'
>gets visited while in bloom in late winter/early spring;  Aloe nobilis
>is just finishing bloom; some Dykias which arrived un-named from some
>friends seem very attractive to hummers while blooming in July;
>Camellias in winter; Fuchsia regia attracts hummers from summer to
>early winter; then there's that annoying but very pretty weed,
>Impatiens balfouri which gets visits often; Abutilons seem to be
>visited regularly as well.  I know there must be more, but I can't
>think of the other hummingbird attractors just now.
>Brook Klehm
>Cool USDA 9 (but with enough heat to get Cannas and one (un-named)
>Hedychium to bloom.  If I ever figure out the wiki, I would love to
>send in a photo of the Hedychium to see if anyone was familiar with it.
>   Of the four Hedychiums growing in this garden, it is the only one
>which has ever bloomed.  It seems more cool tolerant (less heat
>demanding) but more cold insensitive than the others.)
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