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Anna's hummingbird discovers the foxglove

October 4, 2017



The "Polkadot Pippa" foxglove Digitalis hybrid that I planted from a seedling this year in late spring is starting to bloom. It still is pale, but looking very healthy. It seems to be in the ideal spot, in bright shade in one of the plant beds on the patio.



And now the Annas hummingbirds have discovered the plant.

I observed one last weekend drinking nectar from the blossoms.



The hummingbirds seem to have a regular routine when they visit the patio.

First they fly to the foxglove blossoms, then the "Bee Plant" Scrophularia californica, and finally to the Hot Lips Sage Salvia microphylla.


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