How to attract hummingbirds in florida

How to attract hummingbirds in florida. Hummingbirds are beautiful colored small birds that are always a wonder to eyes. They require energy from the highly nectar-producing species.

They get attracted to it by observing the bright flowers.

How to attract hummingbirds in florida

attract hummingbirds in florida

These remarkable creatures live a high-energy lifestyle. The most common species that will get attracted to your garden is the ruby-throated one. It’s three inches long and Wight similar to that of a penny.

Various types of flowers attract hummingbirds and provide them nectar, habitat, shade, shelter, water, and security.

To attract the hummingbirds opt for the following,

  • Plant Herbs, flowering shrubs, dwarf trees, and climbing vines to create an ideal habitat for hummingbirds. It will lie up to 10 feet or more. 
  • Maintain adequate spacing between plants to provide enough space for hummingbirds to hover and navigate from flower to flower.
  • Set a gentle and continuous spray or a sprinkler hose to attract the hummingbirds.


The hummingbirds are fond of red, so to attract them use the feeder by placing the red tag on it.

Procedure for Making Feeder

  1. Take plain sugar and add it to the water.
  2. Maintain a ratio of 1:4 while adding the ingredients.
  3. Mix them well.
  4. Place the feeder in the garden.
  5. The hummingbirds will surely attract it.

Planting Brightly-colored perennials, annuals, and biennials plants in your garden will attract the hummingbirds.

Plants the attract hummingbirds include,


The digital flowers attract the hummingbirds.

  • Scientific name- Digitalis purpurea
  • Common name- foxglove
  • Kingdom-Plantae – Plants
  • Order-Lamiales
  • Family- Plantaginaceae
  • Genus-Digitalis
  • Life Cycle- herbaceous biennial
  • Other varieties may be short-term perennials.
  • Flowersred, pink, white, yellow, and purple



  • It is an herbaceous flowering plant that attracts hummingbirds.
  • The reason for the attraction is their large prominent flowers. 
  • Scientific name- Lilium
  • Common name- Lilly
  • Kingdom-Plantae – Plants
  • Order-Liliales
  • Family- Liliaceae
  • Genus-Lilium 
  • Height- 2–6 ft. (60–180 cm).
  • Flowerswhites, yellows, oranges, pinks, reds, and purples.

Bee Balm

The plant possesses full spikes that make them attractive to hummingbirds.

It acts like a magnet for hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators.

  • Botanical name- Monarda didyma
  • Common name-Bee Balm
  • Flowers-two to four feet tall 
  • USDA Zones: 4 to 9
  • Color Varieties– Red, but purple and orange 
  • Sun Exposure-Full sun to part shade
  • Soil Needs: Rich, medium to wet soil

Cardinal Flowers

Cardinal Flowers

Lobelia is a perennial plant that gives rise to long stalks of flowers that attain a height of four feet. Its lovely blossoms attract pollinators including, hummingbirds.

  • Botanical name-Lobelia cardinals
  • Common name-Cardinal Flowers
  • USDA Growing Zones: 3 to 9
  • Plant– short-lived perennial
  • Color Varieties- Scarlet red, white
  • Sun Exposure– Full sun to part shade
  • Soil Needs-Rich, damp and well-draining soil



  • It provides Tall spikes of small and delicate flowers. These flowers make salvia great plants for attracting various pollinators like hummingbirds.
  • They are grown in the backs and centers of flowerbeds to attract hummingbirds.
  • Perennial flowers of salvia start to emerge in mid-summer.
  • The blooming season lasts till late summer. If you keep the soil moist, it will help them to bloom in a repeated sequence.
  • Botanical name- Salvia nemorosa/Salvia greggii
  • Common name-Salvia
  • Height-18 to 36 inches tall
  • Plant type- annual and perennial species
  • USDA Growing Zones– 4 to 11
  • Color Varieties– Mauve, pink, purple, blue
  • Sun Exposure– Full sunlight
  • Soil Needs– Dry to medium damp, well-drained soil

Others may include,

  • Larkspur
  • Desert candle
  • Flowering tobacco
  • Iris
  • Clove pink 
  • Beardtongue
  • Butterfly bush
  • Lupine 
  • Pentas 
  • Petunia 
  • Pincushion flower 
  • Red-hot poker 
  • Scarlet sage 
  • Scarlet trumpet honeysuckle


Plant Herbs, flowering shrubs, dwarf trees, and climbing vines to create an ideal habitat for hummingbirds. They will surely attract lovely flowers from the hummingbird’s approved plants.

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