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.
|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:
Some tips from Perky Pet on hummingbird feeder placement and choosing hummingbird flowers:
Hummingbird flower photo courtesy of marksontok.
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