• Jenny Lynn Keller

To Catch a Hummingbird


If you live in the South and want hummingbirds in your yard all summer, plant Furman’s Red sage. They love this perennial plant more than I love chocolate, which is hard to believe—but true. Hummingbird wars erupt every morning over each plant, so I’ve scattered multiple plants around the house to spread out the bickering. Optimal growth occurs with morning sun, afternoon shade, and good drainage (like on a bank). If you want deeper red flowers, try Maraschino Cherry sage. Hummingbirds like both, but the ones in my yard prefer Furman’s Red. So grab a glass of sweet iced tea, relax on the porch in a comfortable chair, and watch the aerobatics of hummingbirds enjoying your plants.


What’s one of your favorite summer flowers?


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