what is the best flower or bush for my zone

Archie123456April 17, 2013

I have hummingbird feeders but now want to add flowers or bushes in my flower garden at add to the attraction. Any suggestion on perennials for zone 5????

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For flowers I suggest

Hyssop. Daylily

Delphinium. Bleeding heart

Foxglove. Virginia bluebell

Lily of the valley. Fire pink


For bushes I suggest

Rose of sharon

Button bush

Butterfly bush



Azalea. I hope this helps :) Here's a pic of my hummer garden.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 7:12AM
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Any number of Salvias hardy to your zone.
Annuals such as Mexican Sunflower, Fuschia and Zinnias.
Perennials such as Beardtongue (Penstemon) and Agastache spp.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 2:14PM
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Edie(5 NY (Finger Lakes))

The one perennial I had last year that they definitely went for was coral honeysuckle. I'm adding more plants this year, but hesitate to recommend anything I haven't had personal experience growing.

Most of my hummingbird garden last year was annuals and tender perennials. If you're willing to try something that probably won't overwinter outdoors, get a Salvia guaranitica. Blue Brazilian sage. They love it.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 9:51PM
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