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Perennial flowers that attract hummingbirds

We all marvel at these tiny little birds don’t we? Would you like to know which are the perennial flowers that attract hummingbirds but are not sure where to start?!?

I’ve got a few suggestions for you below and even show you pictures of the flowers that attract hummingbirds.

They Love Nectar!

Hummingbirds LOVE sweet nectar. That is why they are attracted to feeders filled with sugar water.

Thus flowers that attract hummingbirds have concentrated nectar and will get their attention.
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And They Love Bright Colors!

Reds, oranges, yellows, and bright blues will bring them over to your side of the fence. They especially love flowers with tubular petals. This is because the majority of bugs that also love nectar have a devil of a time getting into those flowers, which means more nectar for the hummingbird. After all, their beaks are built to get into tight places. This is why those types of flowers are perfect for attracting hummingbirds.

What Plants Attract Hummingbirds?

Here is a list of the types of flowers and plants that attract hummingbirds, and a few are even helpful for you as well.

Aloe Vera

what flowers do hummingbirds like

Aloe Vera Blossom

Many people don’t think about this succulent, but there are many varieties of Aloe Vera that produce beautiful and bright colored blooms that bring hummingbirds to your doorstep. This is a win-win for you.

Not only can you grow a plant resistant to drought and hot conditions and sit back to watch your little humming friends feed, you can also use the gel of the leaves for skin conditions, burns, and digestive problems, too!

Sage

Wild Sage

Wild Sage

Yes, the herb that brings wonderful flavor to chicken and pork brings the hummingbirds to your yard. There are different species of sage and they are all great additions to any garden to attract hummingbirds. Sage leaves can also help reduce bleeding gums and fight infections.

Honeysuckle

Flowering vines that attract hummingbirds

Yellow Honeysuckle

Honeysuckles are flowering vines or shrubs that attract hummingbirds. Most species of this plant grow well in a flower garden setting. Their nectar is perfect for bringing hummingbirds to your garden. Be careful, though, you may also attract children, big and small to your garden too.

Lobelia

Lobelia

Lobelia

This is another brightly colored flower those little hummers love to gravitate to. There are over 300 different types of lobelia and some are even beneficial to you because they can help treat ear infections and breathing problems.

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Bee Balm

Bee Balm

Bee Balm

This ground cover plant produces sweet nectar and bright red colored blooms that brings hummingbirds and pollinating insects to your yard.

This plant spreads quickly, meaning you have to keep a close eye on it when it starts to grow. You can corral it between runners to make a nice border for your garden. It is also used in salads, seasoning foods, and in tea for digestive issues.

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

This flower is stunning to look at with its purple and pink hues. It blends wonderfully in any flower garden and brings in the hummingbirds too. It will help break up the brighter colors of the other flowers in your garden without clashing.

Fragrant Columbine

flowers that attract hummingbirds

Columbine

This northerner has over 60 species and comes in different colors, all great for attracting hummingbirds to your garden. You can mix and match them in your garden for variety. These grow best in zones 3-9 and partial shade is recommended for this stunning bloom.

Zinnia

Zinnia

Zinnia

Zinnia’s are one of the easiest plants to grow which is great for those of us with only a semi green thumb (me where flowers are concerned). They are actually considered part of the daisy family and are native to Mexico.  Zinnias do not like being transplanted so if you are starting seeds indoors-grow them in peat pots so you can easily put them in the ground after your last frost date.

Conclusion

There are many perennial flowers that attract hummingbirds. We’ve put the more popular ones in this post. Just keep in mind that flowers love partial shade and some water to keep them healthy and happy.

You may need to check the garden for weeds. Weeds tend to leach nutrients out of the soils and starve the plants you want to keep in your garden. You can also mix and match flowers in your garden to attract butterflies as well. If you do this, you will have the best of both worlds in one garden, and who doesn’t love that?

The flowers listed above can be bought online, in nurseries, and you can even buy the seeds or seed sets from DIY stores. Look online first to get an idea of the colors you want in your garden. Growing vegetables and herbs with your flowering plants will also help your garden thrive. Happy hummingbird watching!

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