Humming birds have long bills and hollow tongues which permit them to search for insects and honey in their favourite flowers. By planting some of the following sorts of perennials, as well as the trumpet vine, these beautiful birds will be encouraged to visit the garden.

Aconitum (in variety) Monkshood

Althaea rosea Hollyhock

Aquilegia (in variety) Columbine

Delphinium (in variety) Larkspur

Dianthus barbatus Sweet William

Digitalis gloxinaefiora Foxglove

Impatiens biflora Jewel-weed

Lychnis (in variety) Mullein Pink

Melissa officinalis Lemon Balm