Flowers that attract hummingbirds

The flower information below will help you grow a garden with flowers that attract hummingbirds. Many of these flowers will also attract butterflies. If you don't have a garden, you could plant these in containers to grow on a balcony, deck, or patio. We have them planted in the ground surrounding our deck and in large containers on our deck. We love sitting on the deck early in the morning with a cup of coffee while watching the hummingbirds and butterflies visit one flower to another. We will also tell you a little about these flowers. You can click any of the photos below that will take you to a page about that flower.

Agastache Tutti Frutt
Agastache 'Tutti Frutti'
Bee balm picture
Bee Balm (Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline')
Butterfly bush - Buddleia davidii Buzz purple
Butterfly bush - 'Buzz purple'
Cardinal climber with hummingbird
Cardinal climber, Ipomoea sloteri
Cuphea picture
Cuphea 'Vermillionaire' (Large firecracker plant)
Zinnia and hummingbird

Hummingbirds love nectar-rich flowers. These brightly colored blooms provide them a good source of needed nutrients. Tubular shaped flowers seem to be their favorites. Our own personal experience growing flowers that attract hummingbirds has included Agastache rupestris and Agastache 'Tutti Frutti', Bee balm (Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'), Blue porterweed, (Stachytarpheta urticifolia), Butterfly bush - 'Buzz purple', Cardinal climber, Ipomoea sloteri, Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'), Honeysuckle (Lonicera 'John Clayton'), Large firecracker plant (Cuphea Vermillionaire), Salvia 'Amistad', Salvia coerulea 'Black and Blue', Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' as well as several types of zinnias.

We don't have much personal experience with these but others have said the following flowers also attract hummingbirds: Bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis), Catmint (Nepeta), Columbine (Aquilegia), Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata), Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), Lantana (Lantana camara), penstemons, petunias and Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans).

Below is one our newest creations, a calendar showing some of our favorite flowers that attract hummingbirds. Click on the calendar and it will take you to our Zazzle page where you can see each month's picture. The back of the calendar describes what flower is in each picture.

Flowers that attract Hummingbirds Calendar
Flowers that attract Hummingbirds Calendar
by Purplebearspics