Plants native to Mississippi that are ideal for hummingbirds

Hummingbirds follow the bloomtime of flowering plants. The larger the variety you plant, the larger the variety of birds will be seen.

Increasing the number of plants and grouping them together will also have an impact.

If you don’t normally get many hummingbirds, here are a few suggested additions to get your garden ready for those little wings:

– Begonia, fuschia, geranium, impatiens, lily, nasturtium, petunia and zinnia are great annuals for a hummingbird-friendly garden.

Include perennials like bee balm, blazing star, butterfly weed, canna, cardinal flower, carpet bugle

Coral bells, four o’clock, lantana, penstemon, phlox, slavia, dianthus and verbena in your garden, too.

For a wildlife-friendly landscape, incorporate native trees, shrubs, and climbers for shade and nectar and insect attractants that blossom year-round.

Some great choices are the century plant, azalea, honeysuckle, morning glory, crabapple and hawthorne.