Hummingbird Attracting Plants

Brightly-colored flowers in reds, oranges, and pinks attract hummingbirds, but not all of these flowers provide nutrition for these birds. Large, tubular flowers are most likely to contain nectar.

Hang a hummingbird feeder near your house or garden to keep these favorite visitors returning.

We have compiled a list of hummingbird-attracting plants to help in your landscape planning:

Trees and Shrubs

Abelia
Azalea
Bottlebrush
Butterfly Bush
Cotoneaster
Flowering quince
Lilac
Weigela

Perennials

Bee-balm
Butterfly weed (Asclepias)
Cardinal flower
Columbine
Coral bells (Huechera)
Delphinium
Flame acanthus
Foxglove
Hardy Hibiscus
Hollyhock
Penstemon
Red hot poker
Sage
Scarlet Sage
Speedwell (Veronica)

Annuals

Cosmos
Four-o'-clock
Fuchsia
Lantana
Nasturtium
Nicotiana
Petunia
Spider flower (Cleome)
Zinnia

Bulbs/tubers

Canna
Crocosmia
Gladiolus
Iris
Tuberous

Tropicals

Begonia
Bird of Paradise
Hibiscus
Mandevilla
Stephanotis

Vines

Bougainvillea
Cardinal climber
Honeysuckle
Trumpet creeper
Trumpet vines

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