Flowers for Hummingbirds
We’re not the only ones attracted to these vivid blooms—so are hummingbirds! They love tubular or tapered flowers in any color, and red really draws them in. Try these perennial magnets to attract the winged beauties.
Zones 3 to 9 Spiky cardinal flowers reach 3 to 5 feet tall and bear white, pink or red blooms. These short-lived perennials prefer full morning sun and afternoon shade. Keep soil moist if planted in full sun.
Zones 3 to 9
Seek out a bee balm species native to your region and watch the hummingbirds go crazy. Bee balm blooms in a wide variety of sizes and colors. It grows in full sun but will also tolerate afternoon shade.
Penstemon Zones 3 to 9 You can grow these cheerful, colorful trumpets in full sun to light shade. They are perfect for welldraining soils and tolerate full-sun, drought conditions.
Hibiscus Zones 4 to 10 Bold, beautiful and super impressive, hardy varieties can grow up to 15 feet tall with blooms 4 to 12 inches across! Keep this stunner in full sun and in moist, rich soil.