Top 10 Hummingbird Plants
About Top 10 Hummingbird Plants
Hummingbirds and plants an evolutionary love affair. Hummingbirds and plants have a relationship that goes back millions of years: the birds get food, the plants get pollinated. Hummingbirds and plants represent a classic example of a plant-pollinator relationship. There are most popular Top 10 Hummingbird Plants are available.
This is Nature's way. Keep something in bloom continuously during the time hummingbirds are expected in your area. Native plants are a good place to start, but don't limit yourself. Much effort has gone into developing flowers that hummers love!
Hummingbird favorites usually but not always have long, tubular blossoms that are red, orange, yellow or blue, especially blue Salvia species; the shape limits insect access to the nectar inside. Hummers like blossoms with lots of concentrated nectar, preferring sucrose.
Make your garden into a hummingbird’s dream home. Hummingbirds are territorial over their food sources, it may be preferential to purchase multiple feeders to hang on different sides of your house in order to attract more birds.
Plants have been equally affected by this relationship. Species that rely on hummingbirds for pollination, instead of the insects their ancestors did, have acquired a number of ‘pro-bird’ and ‘anti-bee’ traits; nectar that is particularly sucrose rich, flowers that are brightly colored but unscented (smell is vital for insects to find flowers, but vision is the key for birds), and various adaptations to their flowers to allow easy access for hummingbirds.
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