What Plants do Hummingbirds Like?

There are many different types of hummingbird-friendly plants you can plant in your garden. Penstemon, also known as beardtongue, is a great choice for attracting hummers. This shrub is native to North America, and can thrive in a variety of soil types. While it grows tall and sprawling, this flowering vine needs little water and is a good choice for hot, dry climates. This hibiscus has long, colorful flowers, which make it a favorite of hummingbirds.

For a more permanent display, you can plant a potted flower. For best results, you should fill the pot about two thirds full with potting mix. Put your largest plant in the center, and then plant smaller plants around the outer edges of the pot. Remember to secure the roots with soil, so they don’t wilt. Wire baskets, which are ideal for attracting hummingbirds, can be planted on their sides or bottom.

For attracting hummingbirds, you should plant native plants in your garden. Many common garden flowers don’t attract hummers. Their low-nectar content and lackluster color discourage them from visiting your garden. Therefore, a hibiscus in a sunny area, or a lily in a shady location, aren’t ideal choices.

While hibiscus is a favorite of hummingbirds, you can try planting some flowers in your garden that are also attractive to other pollinators. You can find a variety of hibiscus species, such as marigolds, by visiting your local nursery or landscaping center. You can also browse through a list of 10 best-selling flower species for hummingbirds.

Bee balm is another popular plant that attracts hummingbirds. Unlike many other plants, it has large, round blossoms that are very attractive to hummingbirds. Bee balm also forms an excellent habitat for hummers. Its red flowers make it an attractive plant for hummingbirds. You can also try planting a few hibiscus species in your garden.

Bee balm is another popular plant that attracts hummingbirds. This perennial is a mint that is native to North America and grows in a variety of colors. It is not a perennial, but a perennial, it is an annual. Honeysuckle, a flowering plant, is a favorite of hummingbirds. The hibiscus family has medicinal and edible properties.

Bright tubular-shaped flowers with a lot of nectar are hummingbird magnets. You can plant these flowers on a patio, porch, or other open area. Ensure that the pots are filled at least two-thirds with potting mix. Begin with your largest plant in the middle, followed by smaller ones in the outer corners. When planting these flowers, remember to use a level of soil that will allow them to reach the nectar they need.

You can choose to plant potted flowers in containers. Place the containers where they will be best appreciated by hummingbirds. Alternatively, you can plant them in wire baskets. If you do not want to install a flowering container, you can also plant them in a pot on the ground. They will be attracted to the red- and orange-flowered plants, which are often a combination of red and orange-flowered plants.

In addition to flowers that grow in pots, hummingbirds prefer long tubular flowers. These flowers are also preferred by hummingbirds because they are easy to access for pollinators. When considering the type of plant you should plant, you should take into account the amount of flowers. If you have multiple plants in the same area, then you should plant a few different varieties. You can also use a single wire basket, or hang several in a row.

In addition to flowers, hummingbirds also like tubular flowers. Fireweed is an herbaceous plant with long, narrow tongues and leaves. Its flowering stems should have a protruding leaf, which allows it to get a good taste of the nectar. While the color of the flowers matters, it is essential that a hummingbird habitat be near to plants where it can feed.

I’m frequently asked what plants attract hummingbirds, and while I know, I have never actually made a list of them.  So, here is a quick list of plants, which in addition to your hummingbird feeder, will help attract hummingbirds to your yard.

  • Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)
  • Perennial – ‘Lemon’ Balm (Melissa officinalis)
  • Beardtongue (Penstemon)
  • Bee balm (Monarda didyma)
  • Butterfly bush (Buddleia)
  • Catmint (Nepeta)
  • Cigar Plant (Cuphea)
  • Clove pink (Dianthus)
  • Columbine (Aquilegia)
  • Coral bells (Heuchera)
  • Daylily (Hemerocallis)
  • Desert candle (Yucca)
  • Firebush (Hamelia patens)
  • Flag (Iris)
  • Flame Acanthus (Aniscanthus wrightii)
  • Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata)
  • Foxglove (Digitalis)
  • Jatropha (integerrima)
  • Lantana (Lantana camara)
  • Larkspur (Delphinium)
  • Lily (Lilium)
  • Lupine (Lupinus)
  • Mandevilla (Mandevilla)
  • Pentas (Pentas)
  • Petunia (Petunia)
  • Pincushion flower (Scabiosa)
  • Pomegranate (Punica granatum)
  • Red-hot poker (Kniphofia)
  • Runner Beans (Phaseolus coccineus)
  • Salvia ‘Black and Blue’ (Salvia guaranitica)
  • Scarlet sage (Salvia splendens)
  • Scarlet trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
  • Soapwort (Saponaria)
  • Summer phlox (Phlox paniculata)
  • Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans)
  • Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii)
  • Upright Rosemary (Rosmarinus officalis)
  • Verbena (Aloysia Virgata)
  • Weigela (Weigela)