[Tweeters] Cisco discusses plants that support Hummingbirds in winter

Jeff Gilligan jeffgilligan10 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 08:22:26 PST 2021

I have done a lot of planting for hummingbirds in my yard in Pacific County. About 1/2 acre is above the highest king tide, and usable for hummingbird plants. I have multiple Annas all year, without always having a feeder set up. The Rufous come through in quite large numbers.

My plants include:
1. Several patches of Crocosmia Lucifer. Its blooms in time to attract large numbers of young Rufous on their southward migration.
2. 2 Hardy bottlebrush.
3. Strawberry bush (arbutus. It is a large one, but for people with a small area a there is a compact form.
4. Two varieties of gravilea. They bloom intermitantly year around, even in the middle of winter. They are both now quite large, and hummers love them.
5. A Black Sally Eucalyptus. (blooms on fall)
6. Red Trumpet and Japanese Honeysuckle.
7. A Madrona Tree, which is only recently big enough. to bloom.
8. A Chilean Flame Tree. It is now only about 6 feet tall, but bloomed for the first time last spring. The long red tublar flowers occurin May.
9. A few native Salmon Berries attract spring Rufous Hummers.

Jeff Gilligan
Willapa Bay

> On Nov 9, 2021, at 8:10 PM, Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com> wrote:


> Tweeters,

> My wife and I are big fans of hummingbirds.

> A friend called us to say: “On TV: “Evening, King TV, channel 5 or 105, 7:30-8:00 PM” Cisco discusses plants that support Hummingbirds in winter this evening.

> We caught the last few minutes of his segment that just now ended.


> It is likely to be on the “Evening”

> Website, but I do not have the link.

> If someone finds the link, Please post to Tweeters-I believe it will be found to be interesting and useful.


> Dan Reiff

> Mercer Island


> Sent from my iPhone

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