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Date: 11 Dec 2019, Entry id: 1576091697-1

Pavonia for hummingbirds - a cinch to grow!

by Mark Hooten, the Garden Doc

...Flowers of the Brazilian candle - Pavonia multiflora are designed to be visited and pollinated strictly by hummingbirds. The narrow, upright, barely opening tubular flowers present a display any hummingbird can truly appreciate. While our eyes simply see a dazzling combination of reds, violet, and blue, the super-vision of those tiniest of birds perceive several more colors in the infra-red and ultra-violet spectrum, visible only to them and certain insects! Sort-of like electric lights along Times Square flashing "HERE I AM"! ...