Attracting Hummingbirds

Attracting hummingbirds starts with planting flowering plants that will lure them into your backyard gardens.

Attracting Hummingbirds - Which Flowers To Plant


Hummingbird Plants by Region:

Northeast & Midwest
Abelia Abelia spp.
Bearberry Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Beautybush Kolkwitzia amabilis
Butterfly weed Asclepias tuberosa
Cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis
Carolina rhododendron Rhododendron minus
Currant Ribes spp.
Daylily Hemerocallis spp.
Fire pink Silene virginica
Flame azalea Rhododendron calendulaceum
Flowering quince Chaenomeles spp.
Foxglove Digitalis spp.
Great blue lobelia Lobelia siphilitica
Hibiscus Hibiscus spp.
Horsechestnut; buckeye Aesculus spp.
Indian pink Spigelia marilandica
Lousewort, wood betony Pedicularis canadensis
Pinxterbloom azalea Rhododendron periclymenoides
Red hot poker Kniphofia spp.
Rose campion Lychnis coronaria
Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
Veronica Veronica spp.
Weigela Weigela spp.
Yucca Yucca spp.

Attracting Hummingbirds with Regional Plants

Southeast
Abelia Abelia spp.
Beautybush Kolfcwitzia amabilis
Bird of paradise bush Caesalpina spp.
Butterfly weed Asclepias tuberosa
Camellia Camellia spp.
Cape fuchsia Phygelius capensis
Chaste tree Vitex agnus-costus
Chilean glory flower Eccremocarpus scaber
Citrus Citrus spp.
Cross vine Bignonia capreolata
Fire pink Silene virginica
Flame azalea Rhododendron calendulaceum
Hibiscus Hibiscus spp.
Indian pink Spigelia marilandica
Jasmine Josminum spp.
Lilac Syringa spp.
Lobelia Lobelia spp.
Mande villa Mandevilla spp.
Peruvian Lily Alstroemeria spp.
Pineapple guava Feijoa sellowiana
Pinxterbloom azalea Rhododendron periclymenoides
Red hot poker Kniphofia spp.
Rose campion Lychnis coronaria
Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
Rosemary Rosmarinus ofpcinalis
Veronica Veronica spp.
Weigela Weigela spp.

Attracting Hummingbirds with Regional Plants

Southwest & California
Aloe Aloe spp.
Bird of paradise Strelitzia reginae
Bird of paradise bush Caesalpina spp.
Blood-red trumpet vine Distictis buccinatoria
Bottlebrush Callistemon spp.
Bouvardia Bouvardia spp.
Cape fuchsia Phygelius capensis
Cape honeysuckle Tecomaria capensis
Century plant Agave americana
Cestrum Oestrum spp.
Chilean glory Eccremocarpus scaber
Chuparosa Justicia californica
Cigar plant Cuphea ignea
Citrus Citrus spp.
Coral tree Erythrina spp.
Crocosmia Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Desert willow Chilopsis linearis
Flame vine Pyrostegia venusta
Flowering maple Abutilon spp.
Ocotillo Fouquieria splendens
Palo verde Cercidium spp.
Powder-puff Calliandra spp.
Shrimp plant Justicia brandegeana
Tree tobacco Nicotiana glauca
Winter jasmine Jasminum nudiflorum

Attracting Hummingbirds with Regional Plants

Northwest
Abelia Abelia spp.
Beautybush Kolkwitzia amabilis
Camellia Camellia spp.
Cape fuchsia Phygelius capensis
Chaste tree Vitex agnus-costus
Currant Ribes spp.
Fire pink Silene virginica
Flame azalea Rhododendroncalendulaceum
Foxglove Digitalis spp.
Hibiscus Hibiscus spp.
Lavender Lavandula spp.
Lobelia Lobelia spp.
Montbretia Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Peruvian lily Alstroemeria spp.
Red buckeye Aesculus pavia
Red-flowering currant Ribes sanguineum
Red hot poker Kniphofia spp.
Rose campion Lychnis coronaria
Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
Rosebay rhododendron Rhododendron maximum
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
Twinberry Lonicera involucrata
Veronica Veronica spp.
Weigela Weigela spp.
Western azalea Rhododendron occidentale
Winter jasmine Jasminum nudiflorum

Attracting Hummingbirds with Regional Plants

Coastal Areas
Acacia Acacia spp.
Agave Agave spp.
Aloe Aloe spp.
Bearberry Arctostaphylosuva-ursi
Bottlebrush Callistemon spp.
Butterfly bush Buddleia spp.
Butterfly weed Asclepiastuberosa
California fuchsia Epilobium canum ssp. canum
Cape honeysuckle Tecomaria capensis
Chaste tree Vitex agnus-costus
Coral bells Heuchera sanguinea
Daylily Hemerocallis spp.
Flowering quince Chaenomeles spp.
Horsechestnut Aesculus spp.
Lantana Lantana spp.
Lavender Lavandula spp.
Montbretia Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Pride of Madeira Echium candicans
Red hot poker Kniphofia spp.
Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
Salvia Salvia spp.
Texas ranger Leucophyllum spp.
Yucca Yucca spp.

Enjoy attracting hummingbirds with your regional plants as well as others.

Here is a book any hummingbird enthusiast would love to add to their library.  We highly recommend  The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Hummingbirds by Donald and Lilian Stokes. An excellent comprehensive book about attracting hummingbirds with great photos.

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As Audrey noted, "This is a very useful guide to attracting and caring for these hummingbirds, with great photographs supplementing text that is well-written and filled with wonderful advice and tips about feeders, habitat, gardens, identification and further resources. Sections also detail behavior, photography, babies and feeder problems. Nicely done and very helpful."

It is not too difficult to attract hummingbirds to your backyard or feeders. Typically once they find your flowers and/or hummingbird feeder, they will remain. If there are any hummingbirds in your area and you have any of the aforementioned flowers or plants that are brightly colored or a red-colored feeder, they will come.

Here are some great books on how to attract hummingbirds and some that offer very interesting information about these little flying jewels:

Favorite Easy-to-Grow Hummingbird Flowers

Hummingbird Garden Plants by type of Growth

Hummingbird Habitat Information

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