BRING ON THE BUGS

Birds & Blooms - - Top 10 - PHYGELIUS CAPENSIS,

their en­ergy, but they also eat many small in­sects. Avoid us­ing pes­ti­cides in your gar­den to at­tract more bugs and, in turn, more beau­ti­ful hum­ming­birds.

ZONES 6 TO 10

Give this up­right, shrubby plant room to grow and to show off its flo­ral dis­play. It reaches 3 to 5 feet tall and wide, and sports red tubu­lar flow­ers held in 12- to 18-inch clus­ters. En­joy the beauty of these fuch­sia-hued flow­ers in lo­ca­tions with full sun and moist soil.

The flow­ers of this hardy peren­nial con­sis­tently bring in hum­ming­birds sum­mer through fall.

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