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Add This Flowering Vine To Attract More Hummingbirds To Your Yard
To attract hummingbirds, plant native flowering plants that have evolved alongside these animals, like the crossvine, a flowering vine with flowers that resemble the trumpet vine.
Crossvine flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds, so when you plant this vining beauty, you support a mutually beneficial, long-established relationship.
Tolerating full sun and part shade, they are often found in swampy woodland areas. This low-maintenance, drought-tolerant vining plant is one of the best to attract hummingbirds.
If flowers are what you want, plant your crossvine in full sun. It's virtually drought-tolerant, so it works for an all-native wildflower bed that does not require irrigation.
Hand watering can help during dry spells, and if the vine starts taking over, prune and shape it after it flowers. They bloom in early spring and fall.