This Gorgeous Plant Is A Hummingbird Magnet You'll Want To Grow In Your Yard

Hummingbirds are consistent backyard birding favorites. Fans like seeing hummers' aerodynamic soaring and territorial behavior while eating.  

Hummingbird feeders might attract them to your yard, but they also like certain blooms and will visit them. Lupines have palmlike leaves and tall, spiky blooms in varied hues. The official flower of Texas is bluebonnets.

Lupines are legumes of the pea family, therefore each flower spike has many petals like pea blossoms. They bloom in meadow-style or cottage gardens in late spring from April to June (depending on climate) and like milder temperatures.  

Plant them in fall for spring blossoms. Choose sandy soil that drains well and position them in full sun to achieve the maximum blooms and attract hummingbirds.

Lupines attract hummingbirds because they generate lots of nectar. Hummingbirds visit flowers to feed on nectar, not pollen, like bees.  

That sugar fuels their rapid metabolism. Hummers fly 27 mph and flap 53 times per second, according to Perdue University Forestry and Natural Resources.

Lupines are beautiful and attract hummingbirds to yards with their vibrant colors. Lupines' brilliant pinks, purples, and deep blues attract these birds, which can't smell. Hummingbirds eat insects and nectar, therefore having more insect-attracting flowers in a garden helps them.