Suggestions what to put here?

jess2132000(PA)July 27, 2008

I have many roses but would like to have some taller shrubs or flowers that might attract hummingbirds to this area of the yard along the post and rail white fence. I thought of Butterfly bushes but not sure hummingbirds like those.. Any other suggestions?

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twobasenjis(z 5a)

(1st time poster, but long time reader) First off, GREAT pictures! My first thought when looking at your pics was, such a cute yard/fence, why hide it with shrubs? Have you considered hanging windowsill type baskets over the rails so you can try a variety of plants for hummers? We use something like these ......

Here is a link that might be useful: Gardeners.com

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 3:55PM
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gatorinfla

Maybe a few of these to grow on your fence? It'll get hummers for sure.
http://www.floridata.com/ref/l/loni_sem.cfm

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 2:43PM
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freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)

One of the Butterfly bushes is red & it's supposed to be a hummie attractant, 4-8ft. Also Rose of Sharon / Althea, 6-12ft.

Then there's trumpet vine. They're frequently invasive or oversized, but if you're okay with that, or if they're not invasive in your area, they'd look absolutely beautiful on your fence.

I also like the planter-boxes-on-the-fence suggestion.

~ amy

    Bookmark   August 6, 2008 at 2:39PM
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lionsfan

How about cardinal vine? It wont be as big of a handful as a trumpet vine. I have not owned one yet fyi but i plan on getting one next year.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2008 at 7:42PM
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hummersteve

Yes, cardinal vine could work but from the pic I would assume it would also go over into your neighbors yard. Another possible tall suggestion would be agastache tutti fruitti which could be perrenial or subrotunda which might not be. Pics follow.

tutti fruitti are the tall pink stalks 56inches, subrotunda at the far end. Hummers use all here.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2008 at 8:26AM
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