Hummingbird Flowers

Planting a garden with hummingbird flowers is very rewarding.

Twenty flowers for hummingbirds that will bring God's gift of hummingbirds to your yard.

Hummingbird Flowers Attract HummingbirdsHummer 'n' Zinnia

Flowers for hummingbirds can be from columbines to cactus.

You may grow Fuchsias in San Francisco,

Hibiscus in Miami

or Cactus in the Southwest.

They all attract hummingbirds.




how to attract hummingbirds


water

I enjoy seeing the hummers flying through spray on our birdbath.

Providing a fine mist or dripping water will also attract hummingbirds.

Water is the number one way of Attracting Birds.

Rufous Hummingbird resting on a perchRufous Hummer

perches

Hummingbirds spend about eighty percent of their time perching.

They prefer high perches, so they can look down on their feeders and hummingbird flowers.

More interesting Hummingbird Facts.


flowers for hummingbirds

The main requirement of hummingbird flowers is plenty of nectar.

Tubular flowers are popular with the hummingbirds because they hold lots of nectar.

Find out what hummingbird plants grow well in your area.

Visit local nurseries, ask your neighbors and your local Audubon Society what flowers are popular in your area. 

Hummingbirds are attracted by red colors, like this Red Hot Poker.

Start by planting some red hummingbird flowers to attract hummers.

But hummingbirds also feed from other flower colors, orange, pink, purple, lavender, yellow or white.

They like them all, but the flowers must have enough nectar for the hummingbirds to eat in order to keep them coming back.

If there are not enough flowers for them, put out a Hummingbird Feeder.

Red-hot Poker flowers attract hummingbirdsRed Hot Poker

The flowers don't have to be red for the hummers to come and eat.

This hummingbird is feeding from a Blue Dutch Iris.

Provide a variety of flowers for hummingbirds, so they will have flower nectar throughout the season.

I hope you enjoy the flower and hummingbird images on this page.

Flowers and hummingbirds are both wonderful gifts of God.

Hummingbird feeding from Iris flowersDutch Iris
Hummingbird Flowers Attract HummingbirdsHummer 'n' Zinnia

Flowers for hummingbirds can be anything from columbines to cactus.

You may grow fuchsias in San Francisco, hibiscus in Miami or cactus in the Southwest.

They all attract hummingbirds.



how to attract hummingbirds

water

I enjoy seeing the hummers flying through spray on our birdbath.

Providing a fine mist or dripping water will also attract hummingbirds.

Water is the number one way of Attracting Birds.

Rufous Hummingbird resting on a perchRufous Hummer

perches

Hummingbirds spend about eighty percent of their time perching.

They prefer high perches, so they can look down on their feeders and hummingbird flowers.

More interesting Hummingbird Facts.


flowers for hummingbirds

The main requirement of hummingbird flowers is plenty of nectar.

Find out what hummingbird plants grow well in your area.

Visit local nurseries, ask your neighbors and your local Audubon Society what flowers are popular in your area.

Tubular flowers are popular with the hummingbirds because they hold lots of nectar.

Red-hot Poker flowers attract hummingbirdsRed Hot Poker

Hummingbirds are attracted by red colors, like this Red Hot Poker.

Start by planting some red hummingbird flowers to attract hummers.

But hummingbirds also feed from other flower colors, orange, pink, purple, lavender, yellow or white.

They like them all, but the flowers must have enough nectar for the hummingbirds to eat in order to keep them coming back.

If there are not enough flowers for them, put out a Hummingbird Feeder.

Hummingbird feeding from Iris flowersDutch Iris

The flowers don't have to be red for the hummers to come and eat.

Hummingbird feeding from a Blue Dutch Iris.

Provide a variety of flowers for hummingbirds, so they will have flower nectar throughout the season.

I hope you enjoy the flower and hummingbird images on this page.

Flowers and hummingbirds are both wonderful gifts of God.


Great Hummingbird Flowers

Bee Balm

Bee Balm or Horsemint, Monarda is a perennial with clusters of scarlet, tubular flowers.

It is summer blooming and grows 2-4 feet tall. 

They are not long lived where winters are warm and summers are long and hot.

They needs lots of water.

Bee Balm flowers attract hummingbirdsBee Balm
Bee Balm flowers attract hummingbirdsBee Balm

Bee Balm or Horsemint, Monarda is a perennial with clusters of scarlet, tubular flowers.

It is summer blooming and grows 2-4 feet tall. 

They are not long lived where winters are warm and summers are long and hot.

They needs lots of water.

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush, Buddleia davidii is a deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub. It is fast growing to 3 to 10 feet.

It has 6 to 12 inch spikes of small fragrant flowers in mid summer thru fall.

The flowers may be white, pink, lilac, purple with an orange center.

It freezes to the ground in the winter and grows from roots in the spring.

It needs good drainage.

Hummingbird and butterfly bushButterfly Bush
Hummingbird and butterfly bushButterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush, Buddleia davidii is a deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub. It is fast growing to 3 to 10 feet.

It has 6 to 12 inch spikes of small fragrant flowers in mid summer thru fall.

The flowers may be white, pink, lilac, purple with an orange center.

It freezes to the ground in the winter and grows from roots in the spring.

It needs good drainage.

Chinese Hibiscus

Chinese Hibiscus, Malvaceae rosa-sinensis is an evergreen shrub in warm areas. It may be grown as a house plant or as an annual in colder areas .

The flowers are 4-8 inches wide in white, pink, apricot, red, orange.

It blooms in the summer until frost.

It requires good drainage and considerable sun and heat to do well.

Protect it from temperatures below 30 degrees.

Hummingbirds like HibiscusChinese Hibiscus
Hummingbirds like HibiscusChinese Hibiscus

Chinese Hibiscus, Malvaceae rosa-sinensis is an evergreen shrub in warm areas. It may be grown as a house plant or as an annual in colder areas .

The flowers are 4-8 inches wide in white, pink, apricot, red, orange.

It blooms in the summer until frost.

It requires good drainage and considerable sun and heat to do well.

Protect it from temperatures below 30 degrees.

Cigar Plant

 Cigar Plant of Firecracker Plant, Cuphea ignea is a perennial in warm areas. 

It flowers with inch long tubular flowers that are bright red or reddish orange with a white tip.

It flowers summer to fall.

It prefers sun or part shade, ordinary soil and grows about 1 foot tall.

This a popular hummingbird flower in south Florida.

Hummingbird and red tubular flowers of Cigar PlantCigar Plant
Hummingbird and red tubular flowers of Cigar PlantCigar Plant

 Cigar Plant of Firecracker Plant, Cuphea ignea is a perennial in warm areas. 

It flowers with inch long tubular flowers that are bright red or reddish orange with a white tip.

It flowers summer to fall.

It prefers sun or part shade, ordinary soil and grows about 1 foot tall.

This a popular hummingbird flower in south Florida.

Columbine

Columbine, Aquilegia is a perennial. It flowers in the spring and early summer.

The flowers may be up to 3 inches with long spurs various soft colors.

It grows from 2 inches to 4 feet.

It prefers filtered sunlight

Replace the plants about every three years.

Hummingbird painting by Carol MayHummer 'n' Columbine
Hummingbird painting by Carol MayHummer 'n' Columbine

Columbine, Aquilegia is a perennial. It flowers in the spring and early summer.

The flowers may be up to 3 inches with long spurs various soft colors.

It grows from 2 inches to 4 feet.

It prefers filtered sunlight

Replace the plants about every three years.

Fuchsias

Fuchsias, Fuchsia hybrida normally are a summer annual. In temperate areas the landscape fuchsia is a perennial.

They are best grown in cool summer temperatures and partial shade.

They have showy pink to purplish flowers many times with white, from early summer until first frost.

They need plenty of moisture. The trailing types are commonly grown in baskets.

Fuchsias are probably the best known flowers for hummingbirds.

Hummingbirds love fuchsia flowersFuchsias
Hummingbirds love fuchsia flowersFuchsias

Fuchsias, Fuchsia hybrida normally are a summer annual. In temperate areas the landscape fuchsia is a perennial.

They are best grown in cool summer temperatures and partial shade.

They have showy pink to purplish flowers many times with white, from early summer until first frost.

They need plenty of moisture. The trailing types are commonly grown in baskets.

Fuchsias are probably the best known flowers for hummingbirds.

Geranium

Geranium, Pelargonium is an evergreen perennial. They may grow up to 3'.

They flower spring to summer with 2" flowers in loose clusters, red, pink, orange, lavender, purple, even white.

They like sun in cooler climates and partial shade in very hot climates.

They prefer good draining soil. They may be grown in the ground or in pots.

Geranium flowers attract hummingbirdsGeranium
Geranium flowers attract hummingbirdsGeranium

Geranium, Pelargonium is an evergreen perennial. They may grow up to 3'.

They flower spring to summer with 2" flowers in loose clusters, red, pink, orange, lavender, purple, even white.

They like sun in cooler climates and partial shade in very hot climates.

They prefer good draining soil. They may be grown in the ground or in pots.

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle, Lonicera may be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or vines.

The have tubular flowers in white, coral or red with abundant nectar during the summer.

It is easy to grow in sun to light shade. It takes average summer water.

It has a very pleasing fragrance and sweet nectar.

Honeysuckle is not fussy. It is an Easy to Grow Flower

Hummingbirds love honeysuckle flowersRed Honeysuckle
Hummingbirds love honeysuckle flowersRed Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle, Lonicera may be evergreen or deciduous shrubs or vines.

The have tubular flowers in white, coral or red with abundant nectar during the summer.

It is easy to grow in sun to light shade. It takes average summer water.

It has a very pleasing fragrance and sweet nectar.

Honeysuckle is not fussy. It is an Easy to Grow Flower

Lantana

Lantana, Lantana is a perennial in warm areas or an annual in cooler areas.

It grows 1-3 feet and flowers all summer until frost with white, yellow, orange, pinks, red or lavender flowers. The orange and lavender ones overwinter in mild climates.

Lantana is one of my favorite flowers for wildlife. It is visited by both butterflies and hummingbirds.

It is drought tolerant and there is no need to dead head the flowers.

White-bellied Woodstar Hummingbird feeding from lantanaLantana
White-bellied Woodstar Hummingbird feeding from lantanaLantana

Lantana, Lantana is a perennial in warm areas or an annual in cooler areas.

It grows 1-3 feet and flowers all summer until frost with white, yellow, orange, pinks, red or lavender flowers. The orange and lavender ones overwinter in mild climates.

Lantana is one of my favorite flowers for wildlife. It is visited by both butterflies and hummingbirds.

It is drought tolerant and there is no need to dead head the flowers.

Mandevilla

Mandevilla, Mandevilla splendens, M. amabilis are evergreen vines growing to 20-30 feet in subtropical areas.

They have clusters of 2-4 inch white, pink or red tubular flowers from April - November.

In moderate climates they may be grown in pots outdoors during the summer.

Buy Mandevillas already blooming for ready-made hummingbird flowers.

Their tubular flowers hold lots of nectar for the hummingbirds.

Mandevilla flowers for hummingbirdsMandevilla
Mandevilla flowers for hummingbirdsMandevilla

Mandevilla, Mandevilla splendens, M. amabilis are evergreen vines growing to 20-30 feet in subtropical areas.

They have clusters of 2-4 inch white, pink or red tubular flowers from April - November.

In moderate climates they may be grown in pots outdoors during the summer.

Buy Mandevillas already blooming for ready-made hummingbird flowers.

Their tubular flowers hold lots of nectar for the hummingbirds.

Penstemon

Penstemon, Penstemon species are perennial, evergreen shrubs with long blooming flowers. The plants range in size from 1 to 10 feet, depending on the species.

They have tubular flowers in various colors from red to blue and purple, white to yellow and other soft colors.

These are native American plants but, the cultivated species do better in backyards.

They do best in sun and require good drainage, do not over water.

Hummingbird feeding from Penstemon flowersPenstemon
Hummingbird feeding from Penstemon flowersPenstemon

Penstemon, Penstemon species are perennial, evergreen shrubs with long blooming flowers. The plants range in size from 1 to 10 feet, depending on the species.

They have tubular flowers in various colors from red to blue and purple, white to yellow and other soft colors.

These are native American plants but, the cultivated species do better in backyards.

They do best in sun and require good drainage, do not over water.

Pentas

Pentas, Pentas lanceolata are a perennial treated as an annual.

They grow 1 to 3'. They require sun and good watering.

They have clusters of small star-shaped flowers in red, pink, lilac or white.

Deadhead the spent flowers to encourage more flowers.

Pentas are good hummingbird flowers and Butterfly Flowers.

Pentas attracts hummingbirds and butterfliesPentas
Pentas attracts hummingbirds and butterfliesPentas

Pentas, Pentas lanceolata are a perennial treated as an annual.

They grow 1 to 3'. They require sun and good watering.

They have clusters of small star-shaped flowers in red, pink, lilac or white.

Deadhead the spent flowers to encourage more flowers.

Pentas are good hummingbird flowers and Butterfly Flowers.

Petunia

Petunia, Petunia hybrids are perennials used as an annual. The plants are from 1 to 2 feet tall.

They have fragrant flowers in a wide range of colors from white to pinks, reds, yellows, lavender, purple and bi-colors.

They flower all summer. They prefer sun and regular watering.

Grow them in your flower beds or they are good in hanging baskets.

Hummingbird eating from a petunia flowerPetunias
Hummingbird eating from a petunia flowerPetunias

Petunia, Petunia hybrids are perennials used as an annual. The plants are from 1 to 2 feet tall.

They have fragrant flowers in a wide range of colors from white to pinks, reds, yellows, lavender, purple and bi-colors.

They flower all summer. They prefer sun and regular watering.

Grow them in your flower beds or they are good in hanging baskets.

Phlox

Phlox, Phlox species are native to North America. They may be annuals or perennials of various forms and sizes.

They have showy flowers in white, pinks, rose, red, shades of lavenders and blue.

They bloom in the spring or summer depending on the type.

They like sun, average soil and water.

Flowers for hummingbirdsPhlox
Flowers for hummingbirdsPhlox

Phlox, Phlox species are native to North America. They may be annuals or perennials of various forms and sizes.

They have showy flowers in white, pinks, rose, red, shades of lavenders and blue.

They bloom in the spring or summer depending on the type.

They like sun, average soil and water.

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus is a hibiscus type of flower that may be grown in colder temperatures. It is a deciduous shrub that grows to 10 to 12'.

The flowers are single or double in white, pinks, lavender, some have a darker crimson center.

They bloom during the summer. it is tough and they are easy to grow in the sun or part shade.

They are drought tolerant once established.

Rose of Sharon flowers for hummingbirdsRose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon flowers for hummingbirdsRose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus is a hibiscus type of flower that may be grown in colder temperatures. It is a deciduous shrub that grows to 10 to 12'.

The flowers are single or double in white, pinks, lavender, some have a darker crimson center.

They bloom during the summer. it is tough and they are easy to grow in the sun or part shade.

They are drought tolerant once established.

Sage

Sage,Salvia can be annuals, biennials or perennials. They range in size from 1 foot border plants up to 6 foot shrubs.

They have tubular flowers in white, pink, lavender, scarlet or blue.

The flowers are one half to two inches in whorls around the stem depending on species.

They bloom summer to fall. They are a dependable hummingbird flower.

They require average care and they are also deer resistant.

Salvia, sage flowers attract hummingbirdsSage, Salvia
Salvia, sage flowers attract hummingbirdsSage, Salvia

Sage,Salvia can be annuals, biennials or perennials. They range in size from 1 foot border plants up to 6 foot shrubs.

They have tubular flowers in white, pink, lavender, scarlet or blue.

The flowers are one half to two inches in whorls around the stem depending on species.

They bloom summer to fall. They are a dependable hummingbird flower.

They require average care and they are also deer resistant.

Trumpet Creeper Vine

Trumpet Creeper Vine, Campsis radicans is a deciduous, fast growing vine to 40 feet. It may trained as a shrub.

It is native in parts of United States. It is known as the Hummingbird Vine.

It has clusters of trumpet shaped 3 inch tubular flowers that are orange-red or yellow.

It is easy to grow, but be sure you want it before you plant it.

Caution, it does creep and it may move into areas where you don't want it.

Tubular flowers are a favorite of hummingbirdsTrumpet Vine
Tubular flowers are a favorite of hummingbirdsTrumpet Vine

Trumpet Creeper Vine, Campsis radicans is a deciduous, fast growing vine to 40 feet. It may trained as a shrub.

It is native in parts of United States. It is known as the Hummingbird Vine.

It has clusters of trumpet shaped 3 inch tubular flowers that are orange-red or yellow.

It is easy to grow, but be sure you want it before you plant it.

Caution, it does creep and it may move into areas where you don't want it.

Zinnia

Zinnias, Zinnia are annuals. They have single or double daisy types flowers.

They come in a variety of colors; pinks, yellows, salmon, white and bi-color flowers. 

Double flowers have more than one row of petals. Single flowers just have one row or layer of petals.

Zinnias also make good cut flowers. They are very easy to grow and may be started from seed.

They provide lots of food for the hummers.

Hummingbird image with Zinnia flowersZinnia
Hummingbird image with Zinnia flowersZinnia

Zinnias, Zinnia are annuals. They have single or double daisy types flowers.

They come in a variety of colors; pinks, yellows, salmon, white and bi-color flowers. 

Double flowers have more than one row of petals. Single flowers just have one row or layer of petals.

Zinnias also make good cut flowers. They are very easy to grow and may be started from seed.

They provide lots of food for the hummers.

Start Simple

Start with a planter or a hanging basket with flowers for hummingbirds. Baskets are great for apartment living.

When you start seeing God’s living jewels coming in flitting from flower to flower, you will want to add more hummingbird flowers to your garden.

The flowers don't have to be red. They just need to have enough nectar to feed the hummingbirds.

Plant Care

Plant and water your hummingbird flowers and remove the spent flowers to encourage more flowers.

You may want to hang up a hummingbird feeder. Hummers have voracious appetites.

When the hummingbirds find a good spot, they will return year after year.

How delightful - enjoy God's gift of hummingbirds!




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