Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds love nectar-rich flowering plants with bright red, orange or red-orange tubular-shaped blossoms, but will visit flowers of any color. Keep in mind that using pesticides eliminates garden insects that hummingbirds rely upon for protein. Plant nectar provides instant energy and insect prey provides protein for muscle growth. As these tiny birds feed on nectar plants they also pollinate the blossoms. Hummingbirds require seven times their body weight in nectar daily, so adding a nectar feeder filled with sugar solution will help lure these energetic little birds into your garden.

Care & Location


By planting a succession of nectar flowers, shrubs and trees that will bloom from spring to fall, you can give hummingbirds a continual source of food through the seasons. It is also a good idea to provide convenient places for them to nest and perch, and a water source. Just like other birds, hummers love water, so providing water in a shallow bird bath, and especially through a mister or dripper (available at bird stores) will help to attract hummers and other birds too.
Nectar Producing Plants to Attract Hummingbirds PERENNIALS

Agastache – Hyssop
Ajuga
Alcea – Hollyhock
Alstroemeria
Aquilegia -Columbine
Ascelpias – Butterfly Weed
Canna
Corcosmia – Montbretia
Delphinium
Dianthus- Sweet William
Dicentra- Bleeding heartatr
Digitalis -Foxglove
Fuchsia

Gaillardia – Blanket Flower
Gladiolus
Hemerocallis – Daylily
Heuchera – Coral Bells
Heucherella – Foamy Bells
Hosta
Iris
Knophofia – Red Hot Poker
Liatris
Lillium
Lobelia – Cardinal Flower
Lupinus – Lupine

Lychnis
Mimulus – Monkey Flower
Monarda – Bee Balm
Nepeta – Catmint
Penstemon
Phlox
Phygelius – Cape fuchsia
Rosemary
Rudbeckia – Black eyed Susan

Salvia – Sage
Saponaria – Soapwort
Scabiosa – Pincushion Flower
Begonia
Verbena
Veronica