When I was a little girl there were always so many hummingbirds and butterflies in our garden, but not so much any longer..sorry to say. But reading this article helped me to understand that I can call them back into my garden… I have to choose the right plants to help them like my place….and I sure will. Just check this beauty out….Isn’t it a lovely color!
Jill Stake wrote:
Looking for an interesting native wildflower with striking color and the ability to attract butterflies and hummingbirds? Cardinal Flower might be the answer, though it doesn’t work for every location. If you can provide good wet soil and a little afternoon shade, though, the spikes of Cardinal Flower will reward you by drawing ruby-throated hummingbirds and large swallowtails to your butterfly garden.
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) is native to the Eastern U.S., where it grows it wet woodlands. The flower spikes can reach 4 feet tall, and re-bloom throughout the summer especially when spent spikes are trimmed back to encourage new growth