Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute

Hummingbird

July 17, 2020
Hummingbird Gardens

Hummingbirds are mezmerizing animals. Learn how to attract these amazing critters to your landscape.

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Hummingbirds are easy to attract to your garden and are always fun to watch.

In much of Florida, the ruby-throated hummingbird is by far the most common. This feathered jewel is only about 3 inches long and weighs as little as a penny!

To attract hummers, plant a hummingbird garden using brightly colored tubular flowers, like hibiscus or the native coral honeysuckle. Hummingbirds prefer red and orange flowers and use their long tongues to sip nectar.

Hummingbirds start nesting in April and need a lot of nectar through the summer, so make sure you have numerous nectar plants available. You can also help meet their needs with a hummingbird feeder.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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