Plants to Attract Hummingbirds



"Ruby Throated Hummingbird” by Kinchan1 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

“Ruby Throated Hummingbird” by Kinchan1 is licensed under CC BY 2.0


Hummingbird plants make fabulous additions to the garden.  Not only are they colorful but they also attract loads of those adorable little metallic birds. Below is a list of flowers that attract hummingbirds organized by category.  To learn more about hummingbirds and hummingbird food, see this article.

Trees

Horsechestnut Aesculus hippocastamon

Red Horsechestnut Aesculus hippocastamon x carnea

Yellow Buckeye Aesculus octandra (Aesculus flava)

Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia
Bottlebrush Buckeye Aesculus parviflora

Mimosa Albizia julibrissin 

Hawthorne Crataegus pinnatifida

Loquat Eriobotrya japonica 

Two Winged Silverbell Halesia diptera

Carolina Silverbell Halesia tetraptera (Halesia carolina)

Crabapple Malus hybrids

Chinaberry Melia azadarach

Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia

Chastetree Vitex agnus castus

Shrubs

humming-birds-flying-hovering-725x544Chinese Abelia Abelia chinensis

Abelia Abelia x grandiflora

Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii

Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis

Flowering Quince Chaenomelea japonica

Mountain Pepperbush Clethra acuminata

Sweet Pepperbush Clethra alnifolia

Hearts a Popping Euonymus americanus

Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus

Beautybush Kolkwitzia amabilis

Azaleas and Rhododendrons Rhododendron species and hybrids

Lilac Syringa species

Yucca Yucca species 

Rose of Sharon Hibiscus Syriacus

Perennials

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Hummingbird Mint Agastache

Ajuga

Columbine Aquilegia

Butterfly Weed Asclepias

Baptisia Baptisia australis

Begonia

Calamintha

Bellflower Campanula

Canna

Centaurea

Centranthus

Plumbago Certostigma

Turtlehead Chelone

Crinum

Dahlia

Delphinium

Dianthus

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Foxglove Digitalis

Coneflower Echinacea

Pineapple Lily Eucomis

Eupatorium

Blanket Flower Gillardia

Whirling Butterfly Guara

Gentiana

Sneezeweed Helenium

Day Lily Hemerocallis

Lavender

Rosemary

Pineapple Sage

Coral Bells Huechera (some)

Foamy Bells Heucherella

Hibiscus

Hosta

Red Hot Poker Kniphofia

Lantana

Gay Feather Liatris

Lilium

Lobelia

Lupine Lupinus

Lychnis

Lysimachia atropurpurea ‘Beaujolais’

Bee-Balm Monarda

By Joe Schneid, Louisville, Kentucky (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Joe Schneid, Louisville, Kentucky (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Cat Mint Nepeta

Beardstoungue Penstemon

Russian Sage Perovskia

Phlox

Obediant Plant Physostegia

Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia

Ruellia

Salvia

Pin Cushion Flower Scabiosa

Golden Rod Solidago

Nettles & Lambs Ear Stachys

Foam Flower Tiarella

Verbena

Veronica

Vinca

Perennial Vines

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Trumpet Vine Campsis grandiflora

Trumpet Vine Campsis radicans

Swamp Jasmine Gelsemium rankinii

Carolina Jasmine Gelsemium sempervirens

Coral Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens

Honeysuckle Lonicera species

Cypress Vine Ipomoea quamoclit

Annuals

Hibiscus

Lantana

Pentas

Fuchsia

Petunia

Salvia

Snapdragon 

Impatiens

Nicotiana

Calibrachoa

Shrimp Plant