Crocosmia As An Attractant

harryshoe zone6 eastern PennsylvaniaAugust 1, 2013

On impulse, I bought a Crocosmia "Lucifer" from a local nursery. I wasn't even thinking Hummingbird at the time.

It didn't take long for my regular hummer(s) to find it. The Crocosmia is visited as much as my Black and Blue Salvia.

I don't hear much about this plant here. Has anyone else had luck with Crocsomiia?

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spaceman13(6b)

Mine don't get used as much as the B&B, but they do get used. I have Lucifer, Emberglow and Little Redhead.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 9:59PM
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beaniebeagle

they were at Emberglow soon after i put it in the back yard

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 10:22PM
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birding_nut(6)

Crocosmia is well-liked by hummers in my garden. When it blooms is usually when I see my first Black-chinned Hummingbirds of the season and it hits full bloom about the time the Rufous Hummingbirds start to migrate south for their fall migration.

Male Black-chinned getting ready to dive into my clump of Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Black-chinned Hummingbird nectaring at Crocosmia 'Lucifer' flowers

BN

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 10:42PM
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