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Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are naturally attracted to certain flowers. If you want to attract hummingbirds, grow the flowers they like! Some vines are among hummingbirds favorite flowers, and a copper trellis is perfect for growing vines using only limited ground space. Other flowers can be grown in the ground or in pots.

Growing hummingbird-attractive plants in pots, so you can move the pots to your deck or patio as the flowers come into bloom, is a good technique for bringing the birds closer to where you can view them.

Below is a list of flowering plants, vines and otherwise, that are attractive to hummingbirds.

  • "V" means the plant is a vine.
  • "H" means the plant is attractive to hummingbirds.
  • (H) means only some varieties are attractive to hummingbirds.
Vines and Other Plants Attractive to Hummingbirds
Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) H
Buckeye (Aesculus) H
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii) H
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) H
California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum) H
Canna (Canna) H
Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea x multifida) VH
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) H
Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii) H
Chilean Glory Flower (Eccremocarpus scaber) VH
Clematis (Clematis) V(H)
Cleome, Spider Flower (Cleome hasslerana) H
Columbine (Aquilegia) H
Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) VH
Delphinium (Delphinium) H
Fire Pink (Silene virginica) H
Foxglove (Digitalis) H
Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica) H
Geranium (Pelargonium) H
Gladiolus (Gladiolus) H
Heuchera, Coral Bells (Heuchera sanguinea) H
Honeysuckle (Lonicera) VH
Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja) H
Ipomopsis, Gilea, Standing Cypress (Ipomopsis) H
Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum) H
Lily (Lilium) H
Maltese Cross (Lychnis chalcedonica) H
Mandevilla (Mandevilla) V(H?)
Monarda, Bee Balm (Monarda) H
Monkey Flower (Mimulus) H
Penstemon, Beardtongue (Penstemon) H
Pentas (Pentas lanceolata) H
Phlox, Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata) H
Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia) H
Sage, Salvia (Salvia) H
Scarlet Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus) VH
Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) H
Trumpet Vine, Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans) VH
Weigela (Weigela) H
Zinnia (Zinnia) H