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Hummingbirds love Crocosmia flowers, but your small garden doesn’t. This is why

Vaseline 2 months ago

The crocosmia plant is native to South Africa and was grown as an ornamental species, but over time certain varieties became invasive. Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora hybrids are known to compete with native plants for resources and outcompete local flora. Additionally, it can be difficult to remove the crocosmia once you plant it. However, cultivar varieties, such as ‘Emberglow’ and ‘Emily McKenzie’, are less likely to be aggressive because they have been bred to possess desirable traits, but they still have the potential to become invasive.

If you find these hummingbird-attracting flowers difficult, there is a way to incorporate them into your small garden and minimize their invasive threat level. You can plant Crocosmia in a pot or a clearly defined garden bed with a strict border. The crocosmias can attract hummingbirds without threatening to take over your entire garden. But if you want to avoid aggressively growing plants altogether, there are other beautiful options that can attract hummers and are ideal for a small garden.