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Looking for more flowers that attract hummingbirds? If you want to enjoy the essential and natural benefits of hummingbirds in your garden, create a haven for them by adding any or all of these flowers that attract hummingbirds!

Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds To Your Garden

One of the reasons I keep a garden and grow as many plants as I can is to be closer to nature. However, I won’t be as close without birds, butterflies, and bees hovering over the flowers so I grow as many flowers as I can in my garden too. Flowers that attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies are certainly on top of my list. Make your garden bird- and bee-friendly by having these flowers that attract hummingbirds to your homestead!


1. Bee Balm Attracts Hummingbirds


Not only are bee balm a magnet to hummingbirds, they also attract butterflies and bees. Amazingly, these flowers are also edible with fragrant leaves reminiscent of oranges!

2. Begonia Attracts Hummingbirds

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Planting begonias are perfect in summer. They will certainly make a great addition both to your garden landscape and your friendly hummer’s diet.

3. Blazing Star Attracts Hummingbirds


Apparently, we are not the only ones who are drawn to these stunning flowers. Lure hummers over to your homestead by keeping blazing stars which grow perfectly in the wild.

4. Bleeding Heart Attracts Hummingbirds


An interesting flower with an interesting name, bleeding hearts certainly attract hummingbirds. These flowers are cool-season plants which you can count on for a dazzling winter garden landscape.

5. Butterfly Weed Attracts Hummingbirds

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Butterfly weed is a long-blooming plant which is perfect if you plan to attract butterflies and hummingbirds year-round. If you’ve got these flowers growing wildly in your place, keep some for the hummers.

6. Canna Lily Attracts Hummingbirds


Colorful and low maintenance, canna lilies will give you lovely blooms year-round. They grow best in a pond, which is a perfect habitat for your friendly hummers.

7. Cardinal Flowers Attract Hummingbirds

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One of the most common wildflowers, cardinal flowers are also pond plants. Keep these lovely flowers in your place for the hummingbirds.

8. Carpet Bugle Attracts Hummingbirds


Besides inviting hummingbirds to the garden, carpet bugle is what you need for a large garden landscape. They’ll fill up spaces and grow more flowers for your hummers.

9. Columbine Attracts Hummingbirds

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If you’re homesteading in a wooded area at a high altitude, columbines are what you should plant. Invite hummingbirds and enjoy these spring flowers in your garden.

10. Coral Bells Attract Hummingbirds


This shade garden plant with lovely foliage is formally known as heucheras. Besides hummingbirds, a shade garden sure could use coral bells’ foliage for form and color.

11. Dahlias Attract Hummingbirds

This flower comes in various colors, so it’s lovely to have in your garden. Enjoy dahlias in your garden and let hummingbirds have a go at them.

12. Dame’s Rocket Attracts Hummingbirds


If you love how dame’s rocket look, I’m sure you’ll also love how they smell. These spring-blooming flowers are what hummingbirds are looking for.

13. Delphinium Attracts Hummingbirds

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Think of delphiniums if you’re looking to grow your own secret garden. I’m sure these charming hummers will thank you.

14. Flowering Tobacco Attracts Hummingbirds

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A cousin of the regular tobacco plant, this flower gives an alluring fragrance you’ll love. It’s also what the hummers love about it.

15. Four-o’-Clock Flowers Attract Hummingbirds


Four-o’-clocks are called as such for their amazing blooming time which is in the afternoon. Grow a variety of colors to get hummingbirds more attracted to it.

16. Foxglove Attracts Hummingbirds

Foxgloves may be short-lived, but this plant self-sows and multiplies. Having them in your place is no hassle at all.

17. Geranium Attracts Hummingbirds

This well-known bedding plant is great in the garden, but you can also grow them indoors. Place some potted geraniums in the window for your hummers.

18. Gilia Attracts Hummingbirds

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This annual comes from California and prefers dry and hot conditions. They are also very easy to grow from seeds.

19. Gladiolus Attract Hummingbirds


Gladiolus are perennial bulbs with lovely flowers arranged vertically. No wonder hummingbirds are drawn to them.

20. Hollyhocks Attract Hummingbirds


If you need a border, this will be a spectacular flower to plant. This cottage garden flower is both a stunner and attractive for hummingbirds.

21. Impatiens Attract Hummingbirds

Brighten up your garden by planting this cheerful flower. They may be small but they bloom profusely.

22. Lantana Attracts Hummingbirds


If you have a really sunny spot in your garden, and you don’t know what to plant, this is the plant for you.

23. Lilies Attract Hummingbirds


Large, showy, and fragrant flowers, Canada lilies will be a great addition to your hummer-friendly garden.

24. Lupine Attracts Hummingbirds

Evidently, bees are more attracted to flowers with blue to purple colors. Lupine, then, is perfect for inviting both birds and bees to the garden.

25. Nasturtiums Attract Hummingbirds

Whether you are inviting beneficial insects or companion planting, you can count on nasturtiums. Apparently, nasturtiums grow well with a lot of plants.

26. Paintbrush Attracts Hummingbirds

Paintbrush flowers are also known as prairie fire because of its fiery red color. No wonder hummers are easily drawn to them.

27. Penstemon Attracts Hummingbirds


Make room for penstemon in your landscape. This low-maintenance dry-tolerant plant is perfect for inviting hummingbirds to the garden.

28. Petunias Attract Hummingbirds

Plant a hanging garden with petunias, then watch your hanging garden being visited by our friendly hummers.

29. Phlox Attracts Hummingbirds


You can easily grow phlox both from seeds and cuttings. This is a good thing considering they both attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

30. Red Hot Poker Attracts Hummingbirds

Another interesting plant with an interesting flower form, which definitely attracts hummingbirds. Grow red hot poker in clumps for an amazing landscape.

31. Scabiosas Attract Hummingbirds

You would do well to have scabiosa in your Homestead not only to attract hummingbirds. Scabiosa, reputedly, have medicinal antiseptic properties.

32. Scarlet Sage Attracts Hummingbirds

An annual flower that’s best known for their spiky form, scarlet sage is one of the flowers that is best for the job.

33. Spider Flower Attracts Hummingbirds

Not exactly the best name for a really attractive flower, but spider flowers do the job best. Hummingbirds are not the only ones attracted to it, so are bees.

34. Sweet William Attracts Hummingbirds


Irresistible, colorful, and grows for two years. If you have time to wait, you’ll see its beauty in the second year.

35. Verbena Attracts Hummingbirds

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Don’t underestimate these cute and dainty flowers. They have long been used as a medicinal plant with immune system-boosting properties.

36. Yucca Attracts Hummingbirds

If you’re looking to invite hummingbirds to your dry garden landscape, consider Yucca. It’s a practical drought-resistant plant to grow to invite hummers in the garden.

37. Zinnia Attracts Hummingbirds

Get a colorful garden by adding the annual flower zinnias. You wouldn’t want to miss out on these low-maintenance flowers that attract hummingbirds.


Looking for a different way to attract hummingbirds? Check out this video from Howcast:

Got some of these amazing flowers that attract hummingbirds to your garden? Besides beauty in your landscape, these flowers help invite beneficial insects. The next time you plan on growing a flower garden, make sure flowers that attract hummingbirds and beneficial insects are on the list!

Which flowers that attract hummingbirds are you planting in your garden? Let us know below in the comments!

Flowers are not just attractive in the garden, they are attractive in a dish too. Check this list of edible flowers and find out for yourself!

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This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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