Summary of Program on Hummingbirds Sept. 2009
Ramona Wultzen pointed out that
in the Portland Area we most frequentlysee
the Rufus and Anna's humming-birds. Black-Chinned, Allen's and Calliope are rere visitors
She said they need shrubs/vines for nesting, cover and perches; water; conifers and flowers and insecs. (yes
they can consume tiny insects!)
Supplemental feeding is helpful to their survival in the winter.
Try to have some plants in bloom throughout the seasons, even in winter for the Anna's.
Plants for Winter/Early Spring
Bergenia, Conifers, Correa, Enkianthus, Epimediums, Garrya Elliptica, Grevillea, Lonicera Standishii, Fragrantissima, Osmanthus. Pulmonaria (lungwort) Ribes Sanguinium (flowering currant) Rosmarinus, Sarcococca
Plants for Spring/Summer
Ajuga, Columbine, Sea Thrift, Crocosmia, Diascia, Bleeding Heart, Disporum, Pineapple Lilly, Hebes, Heuchera, Lavendila, Liatris, Lobelia, Honeysuckle, Lychnis, Mazkus reptans, Miulus cardinalis, Bee Balm, Monardella, Oxalis, Penstemon, Cape Fuscia, Jacob's Ladder, Teucrium, Veronica