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Attract Hummingbirds To Your Yard With This Chocolate-Scented Flower
If you're looking to attract hummingbirds to your yard, consider planting chocolate cosmos, flowers known for their deep red blooms with subtle stripes on their rounded petals.
While the flower’s chocolate scent is a delightful perk for humans and helps draw other pollinators, it's primarily the color that catches the attention of hummingbirds.
To grow successfully, chocolate cosmos initially require full sun and plenty of water. Once established, however, they become less demanding and need less water and sun exposure.
The flowers are also low-maintenance regarding soil quality, as long as it drains well. Moreover, they are unappealing to deer and rabbits, ensuring your garden stays intact.