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What kind of plants attract hummingbirds & butterflies to veg-garden.I hear they help keep pest out of gardens?

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4 Responses to “What kind of plants attract hummingbirds & butterflies to veg-garden.I hear they help keep pest out of gardens?”

  1. mamapig_57

    The obvious ones are butterfly bush and butterfly weed. Mine are especially attracted to lantana, verbena and zinnias. They really love the zinnias. Here are a couple of sites with some other types of flowers they prefer.

    http://www.thegardenhelper.com/hummingbird.html
    http://landscaping.about.com/cs/forthebirds/a/hummingbirds.htm
    By the way, hummingbirds love flowers, not only sugar water, and they do eat very small insects. As for butterflies, each species has only one host plant each, which means they will only lay eggs on the one plant that the caterpillars can eat. They will not lay them all over your flowers and vegetables.

  2. robin y

    you do not want butterfly eggs on your vegetables as the eggs turn to caterpillars !,,,,certain types of wasp predate insect larva,,,,,,,, ask your local garden centre the best insects to encourage on your plot,,,hummingbirds live by sucking the nectar from flowers so I have no idea why someone told you butterflies and humming birds are good near your veg garden

  3. Andrew

    I believe some people hang sugar water in those bottles normally used for giving pet rabbits a drink.
    Here in the UK I cannot think of anything which would attract a hummingbird!

  4. Yvette

    Go visits sites on that matter ,cause me for what i know ,hummingbirds just feed on nectar .I would see that if they eat from one of you vegetables flower in your garden it would help pollen go from one flower to the other ,but, bees are good at that ,and wind etc…They are attract to bright and red flowers.For me i put water ans sugar in a bottle that i hang on a branch and that it .I’ve got family’s of hummingbirds every some visiting.

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