Hummingbird Flowers

Attract more backyard birds with these hummingbird flowers

Below are hummingbird flowers that will attract hummingbirds to your very own hummingbird garden.

Many of these flowers can be found at your local garden supply or plant store. If you cannot find them at any local stores, both seeds and live plants can be ordered online.

*Be careful with common names of hummingbird flowers. Sometimes the same common name is used for 2 different species of plant.

When purchasing plants, double check the scientific name to really know what you're getting.

Notice the sun exposure and moisture level required by each flower and plant those that are most closely to your climate and the location of where you will be planting. 

Also try to get a mix of plants that will flower at different times during the season so that you will have flowers blooming from spring until fall.

Hummingbird Flowers Collection Planted in One Pot

Easy to Grow Favorite Hummingbird Flowers

Common Name* Scientific Name Growth Habit Exposure Hardiness Moisture Height Bloom
Anise Sage Salvia guaranitica Herbaceous perennial or annual Sun to partial shade Zone 7, annual farther north Moist to average 3-4', occ. 6' Spring-fall
Bee Balm, Oswego Tea Monarda didyma Herbaceous perennial Sun to shade Zone 4 Moist to average 4' Midsummer
Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii Semiwoody shrub Sun Zones 5-9 Average 6-8' Summer-fall
California Fushia Epilobium canum ssp. canum Spreading perennial Full Sun Zones 4-10 Arid to average 1' Midsummer-frost
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis Herbaceous perennial Sun to shade Zone 3 Wet to average 3-4' July-Sept
Coral Bells Heuchera sanguinea Herbaceous perennial Sun to partial shade Zones 4-9 Arid to average 6" - 1' Spring, sometimes reblooms later in season
Coral Honeysuckle, Trumpet Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens Woody vine, evergreen to deciduous Sun to partial shade Zone 4 Moist to average Up to 15' Spring-fall, sometimes winter in Zone 8 & warmer
Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis Small flowering tree Full sun Zones 7-10 Arid to average Up to 25' Early summer-fall
Garden Phlox Phlox paniculata Perennial Part to full shade Zones 4-9 Average 2-4' Summer-fall
Honey Fushia, Gartenmeister Bonstedt Fushia Fushia triphylla Tender perennial herb or semiwoody shrub Full sun to shade Zone 8, grown as annual in colder zones Average to moist 3' as annual Contant in warm weather
Maltese Cross Lychnis chalcedonica Perennial Full sun Zones 3-9 Average 18" Summer
Mexican Honeysuckle Justicia spicigera Herabaceous perennial, semiwoody shrub Sun, shade in desert SW Zone 8 Average to dry 4' Year-round
Scarlet Runneer Bean Phaseolus coccineus Vine, perennial in warm winter areas, annual elsewhere Full sun All zones Average Up to 15' Summer
Scarlet Sage, Red Hot Sally Salvia spendens Herbaceous perennial, typically grown as annual Sun to partial shade Zone 9 as perennial Average to moist 2-4', varies w/ cultivar Summer & fall
Standing cypress, Spanish Larkspur Ipomopsis rubra Herbaceous biennial Sun to partial shade Zone 5 Moist to dry 4-6' Summer & fall
Sunset Hyssop, Licorice Mint Agastache rupestris Herbaceous perennial Sun Zone 4 Arid to average 4' June-Aug
Tropical Sage, Texas Sage Salvia coccinea Herbaceous annnual or perennial Shade to sun Zone 9, hardy only to the upper 20s Moist to dry 3-4', occ. 6' Spring until frost, continuous w/out frost
Trumpet Creeper Campsis radicans Woody, deciduous vine Full to part sun Zone 5, zone 4 as a perennial Average to moist Up to 60' or more June-Sept or later
Turk's Cap, Wax Mallow, Sultan's Turban Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii Lax to upright or climbing woody shrub Sun to shade Zone 7 Dry to moist 4', 8' if supported May-Nov
Upright catmint, Souvenir d'Andre Charudron Nepeta x faassenii Relaxed perennial Full sun Zones 3-9 Average 18" Spring-summer

Here's an excellent book that will give you specific recommendations on which flowers to plant to attract hummingbirds and create your very own Hummingbird Flower Garden.

Attract hummingbirds with favorite hummingbird flowers as well as these additional plants:

More Hummingbird Flowers and Planting Tips

Hummingbird Garden Plants by type of Growth

Attracting Hummingbirds with Regional Plants

Hummingbird Habitat Information

Some tips from Perky Pet on hummingbird feeder placement and choosing hummingbird flowers:

Best hummingbird flowers and hummingbird feeder placement

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Hummingbirds Fun Facts

Hummingbird Feeders

Hummingbird Food Recipe

Hummingbird Gifts

Hummingbird Migration

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Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Hummingbird References

More Hummingbird Flowers

Hummingbird flower photo courtesy of marksontok.

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