It’s that time of year again when the red firespike is blooming and the ruby throated hummingbird has migrated from the north searching for nectar in its flowers. Some of the hummingbirds are content staying in South Florida for the winter, while others make a quick stop before continuing on to points farther south. At any rate, if you want to attract hummingbirds, the firespike shrub is a must have.
Richard Lyons Nursery has the red firespike in stock along with the purple firespike, which blooms a tad later than the red one. Hummingbirds don’t show any preference toward the color however.