These Hummingbird Flowers
are a Hit in Any Yard



There are more than 100 native Hummingbird Flowers.

Plants that rely on hummers to pollinate them.

Many blooms are mostly shades of red, trumpet shaped have little or no smell to them.

Blooms that are ideal for these little birds with the long bill and tongue.

"Creation" has provided well for hummers, however many of these hummingbird flowers are disappearing in the wild.

This is where you and I come into play.

Not only are we offering food for birds and insects, but we are keeping our native plants from becoming extinct.

Attracting hummingbirds is a good thing.

Crocosmia comes from South Africa, yet hummingbirds have readily adapted to the sweet findings they offer.

Monarda (bee balm) is a can't miss when it comes to Hummingbird and Native Flowers.

I can almost guarantee hummingbirds when offering up this plant with nectar content as high as 50%.

When planting Monarda, give it some room as many varieties do spread.

Different species of Salvia and Sages are also on the top of my list of Hummer Flowers.

Many sages are native to America and some are from South and Central America so the hummingbirds have taken to these nectar rich plants with no worries at all.

When planting flowers for your hummingbirds, it is ideal to know what blooms when so you can spread out the season for these little jewels.

Plants that are in bloom when they first arrive like Columbines and annual red salvia and penstemons.

Make a splash with your hummingbird flowers.

Offer up nice groupings that the birds can see from a distance.

Besides, a nice patch looks much better to human eyes as well.

Be sure to plant where you can enjoy the view.

Take the time to know your hardiness zone and plant accordingly.

Many plants that are perennials in one location are annuals elsewhere.

A nice example is Autumn sage.

A perennial in the southwest regions, but it's an annual here in Michigan (with heavy mulch it will survive my Z5 gardens).

An advantage to having this plant as one of my hummingbird flowers, it blooms all season for me and well into fall.

Coral bean or Cherokee bean (Erythrina herbacea), is a tender shrub that is a native of Florida and is hardy from Zones 8 to 11.

Coral Bean

Coral bean or Cherokee bean (Erythrina herbacea), is a tender shrub that is a native of Florida and is hardy from Zones 8 to 11.

It is a great plant for hummingbirds as it begins blossoming early for for the winter hardy birds and early arrivals.

Coral bean can be planted as a perennial in the South, Southwest and Pacific Coast.

Here are some Texas Flowers for Hummingbirds (no wonder Texas has so many hummers).

Cedar sage(Salvia roemeriana), Mountain sage (Salvia regla) and Big red sage (Salvia penstemonoides).

Plants native only to Texas, but if you can find these hummingbird flowers, they will for sure be a hit in your gardens.

I'm sure I left several plants off, but here is a nice list.

Hummingbird Flowers:


Common Name..........Botanical Name...........Gardening Zones

Anise Hyssop..........Agastache foeniculum..............Zone 7 - 11

Autumn sage.............Salvia greggii......................Zone 7 - 10

Bee Balm...................Monarda...........................Zone 4 - 8

Bishop's hat............Epimedium grandiflorum............Zone 4 - 9

Bleeding heart..........Dicentra spectabilis..............Zone 3 - 8

Bottlebush..............Callistemon citrinus..............Zone 8 - 10

Butterfly Bush ..........Buddleia............................Zone 5 - 9

Butterfly weed..........Asclepias tuberosa................Zone 3 - 10

Cannas.....................Canna.............................Zone 8 - 10

Cape fuchsia..............Phygelius capensis.................Zone 7 - 9

Cardinal climber..........Ipomoea multifida................Zone 6 - 11

Cardinal flower..............Lobelia.........................Zone 2 - 8

Chaste tree................Vitex agnus-castus..............Zone 7 - 9

Cleveland sage............Salvia clevelandii................Zone 8 - 11

Columbines................Aquilegia...........................Zone 3 - 9

Comfrey ..................Symphytum .........................Zone 5 - 10

Coral bells .................Heuchera ...........................Zone 3 - 8

Coral honeysuckle ............Lonicera sempervirens ..........Zone 4 - 10

Crocosmia lucifer............ Crocosmia ........................ Zone 5/6 - 10

Cross vine .................. Bignonia capreolata .............. Zone 6 - 10

Cypress vine ............... Ipomoea quamoclit ............... Zone 6 - 11



Autumn sage

Hummingbird Flowers Continued:

Common Name .............Botanical Name ..........Gardening Zones

Day lily .....................Hemerocallis ..........................Zone 3 - 8

Delphinium .................Delphinium ............................Zone 3 - 7

Double Bubblemint ..........Agastache cana .....................Zone 5 - 9

Egyptian star .................Penta .............................Zone 9 - 11

Firebush .....................Hamelia patens ..................Zone 8 - 11

Firecracker Plant ............Russelia equisetiformis .........Zone 5 - 9

Fireweed ..............Epilobium augustifolium ..............Zone 3 - 9

Flowering Maple ...........Abutilon ...........................Zone 9 - 11

Four o'clocks ............Mirabilis jalapa ..................Zone 8 - 11

Foxglove ...................Digitalis ..........................Zone 4 - 8

Fuchsia ..................Fuchsia lycioides .................Zone 9 - 11

Gay feather ..................Liatris ...............................Zone 3 - 8

Giant Hummingbird Mint .........Agastache barberi .............Zone 4 - 8

Gladiolus ......................Gladiolus .......................Zone 5 - 8

Glossy Abelia ...............Abelia grandifora ................Zone 5 - 10

Hollyhocks ...............Alcea rosea .......................Zone 3 - 7

Honeysuckle ................Lonicera .........................Zone 4 - 10

Horsemint ..................Monarda fistulosa ...............Zone 4 - 8

Hosta ......................Hosta ............................Zone 3 - 8

Impatiens ..................Impatiens .......................Zone 1 - 11

Indian Paintbrush .............Castilleja ...........................Zone 6 - 9

Ipomopsis ................Ipomopsis ............................Zone 4 - 11

Jewelweed .................Impatiens ..........................Zone 1 - 11

Kalanchoe ..................Kalanchoe ..........................Zone 9 - 11

Larkspur..................... Delphinium ........................ Zone 3 - 7

Liatris .......................Liatris .............................Zone 3 - 8

Lilac ......................Syringa vulgaris ...................Zone 3 - 8

Lily of the Nile........... Agapanthus orientalis .............Zone 6 - 8

Mexican Cigar ................Cuphea ignea.................. Zone 9 - 11

Mexican giant hyssop ............ Agastache mexicana ...........Zone 8 - 11

Mexican sage ................Salvia leucantha.................... Zone 8 - 11

Mexican sunflower................ Tithonia rotundifolia ..............Zone 1 - 11

Milkweed............. Mexican Asclepias curassavica ............Zone 7 - 10

Nasturtiums ................Tropaeolum ............................Zone 1 - 11

Obedient plant .............Physostegia virginiana.................... Zone 2 - 9



Lobelia

More Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds:

Common Name ..........Botanical Name..........Gardening Zones

Pagoda Plant ..........Clerodendrum speciosissimum .........Zone 10 - 11

Penstemon ..................Penstemon .........................Zone 4 - 7

Penta ........................Penta ............................Zone 9 - 11

Peruvian lily ...........Alstroemeria psittacina ..............Zone 6 - 8

Phlox ..........................Phlox ............................Zone 4 - 8

Pineapple sage.................. Salvia elegans ..............Zone 9 - 11

Plaintain lily...................Hosta ...........................Zone 3 - 8

Red hot poker .................Kniphofia uvaria ..................Zone 5 - 11

Red mint ..................Stachys coccinea ......................Zone 7 - 11

Red Morning Glory ............Ipomoea coccinea............... Zone 2 - 11

Red sage ..................Salvia splendens .....................Zone 1 - 11

Red Star Hibiscus ................Hibiscus coccineus .............Zone 6 - 11

Red Yucca .............Hesperaloe parviflora ....................Zone 5 - 8

Rhododendron................... Rhododendron ................Zone 4 - 11

Rose of Sharon ................Hibiscus syriacus................. Zone 5 - 9

Scarlet runner bean ..............Phaseolus coccineus .............Zone 1 - 11

Scarlet sage ..............Salvia coccinea ...................Zone 1 - 11

Shrimp plant ...............Justicia brandegeana.............. Zone 9 - 10

Skyrocket.................. Ipomopsis .........................Zone 4 - 11

Snapdragon .....................Antirrhinum majus ..............Zone 1 - 11

Snapdragon vine ................Asarina antirrhinifolia ..............Zone 9 - 10

Soapwort .................Saponaria ocymoides..................... Zone 2 - 9

Sword lily................... Gladiolus.......................... Zone 5 - 8

Texas betony................ Stachys coccinea .................Zone 7 - 11

Texas lantana............... Lantana urticoides...............zone 8 - 11

Texas sage ...................Salvia coccinea ...............Zone 1 - 11

Tree tobacco ......................Nicotiana glauca.............. Zone 1 - 11

Tritoma .......................Kniphofia uvaria.................. Zone 5 - 11

Trumpet vine ...................Campsis radicans................. Zone 4 - 9

Turk's Cap ......................Malvaviscus.................. Zone 8 - 12

Yellow Bells................... Tecoma stans ...................Zone 9 - 11

Zinnia ...........................Zinnia ..........................Zone 1 - 11

Pinapple sage

WHEW!

I'm whipped.

That is some list of hummingbird flowers to get you started.

Just because some hummingbird flowers may say Zone 8 doesn't mean you can't grow it as an annual.

I do it all the time and so can you.

You can also add Russian sage and petunias to your list of hummingbird flowers.

Zinnias are hummingbird flowers because they attract tiny insects the hummers eat.

These flowers will also attract other backyard birds that come for insects and seeds.

Native plants are more hardy to local conditions, think about these plants first as for your hummingbird flowers if water and attention are at a minimum.

Remember to plnt your hummingbird flowers in splashes or clumps. This is more attractive to the hummingbirds as they see a buffet and wont waste energy flying all over the place.

Hummingbirds need trees and shrubs for protection and nesting.

Often you will see a hummingbird perched while resting.

Hummingbirds also perch to keep an eye on their territory.

Offer all this, and hummingbirds will come.

Hummingbirds will also nest in your gardens if it appeals to them.

More on Hummingbirds, simply click on the links below.

Build a Hummer Garden

Feeding Hummingbirds

A Hummingbir's Bill

Hummingbird's Brain

Hummer Feeders

Placing Your Feeders

Migration North

Hummers Mating

Heading South

Hummingbird Flowers and More on Hummers.

Add Water to Your Gardens

Share Your Passions, Build Your Own Web Site.


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