Finding a simple way to bring hungry hummingbirds to your garden space? Look no further. This post shows 16 perennial plants to attract hummingbirds to your garden. Why perennials? These plants will return to your garden year after year even with larger scale. They are perfect foods for hummingbirds. Some species feed every 10 to 15 minutes. They visit over 1000 flowers in a day. Could other plants meet their needs?
Who do not love seeing magnificent little hummingbirds flutter by? A garden would be more lively with the hummingbirds, along with colorful blooming flowers and green foliage. Just let these perennials do the trick. And make sure to provide a variety of perennials. I mean that you should grow perennials with different blooming periods throughout the seasons. Then, your garden always has things that are appealing to hummingbirds. Let’s check them out!
#1 Monarde (Bee Balm, Bergamot, and Oswego Tea)
Monarda is appealing to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It’s a North American native perennial and part of the mint family, and also known as Bee Balm, Bergamot, and Oswego Tea. This perennial features bright colorful flowers and green foliage, and blooms from early Summer to early Fall.
Also, this plant goes well in zones 4 to 9 in part Sun and part shade to full Sun. It can reaches up to 30 inches tall, and is deer and rabbit resistant. Here are some species you may grow in your garden: Raspberry Wine Monarda, Balmy Rose Monarda, and Balmy Pink Monarda.
This flowering perennial has lavender pink blooms that are 7 to 8 inches wide with ruffled petals and a cherry red eye. Blooms from midSummer to early Fall. It grows in zones 4 to 9 in part shade and part Sun to full Sun. Deer and rabbits don’t bother these it.
#3 Salvia (Meadow Sage)
Salvia is also called Meadow Sage and ideal for dried or cut flower arrangements. It produces an intense show of color over the Summer months. Deer doesn’t bother it. Some varieties you should consider growing in your garden to attract hummingbirds are Midnight Model Salvia, Pretty in Pink Salvia, and Bumbleblue Salvia.
You can grow Orange Perfection Phlox, Cosmopolitan Phlox, and Cloudburst Phlox to attract hummingbirds to your garden. These perennial provides unrivaled flowering over the Summer months, and offers crisp colors and fragrant blooms. They’re great to make beautiful cut flower bouquet.
#5 Agastache (Hyssop or Hummingbird Mint)
Agastache is also a hummingbird-appealing perennial plant. It’s known as Hyssop or Hummingbird Mint, and great to grow in a garden border or in a container. Interestingly, its scented foliage can be used to flavor drinks.
Plus, here are some varieties you may grow: Firebird Agastache, Rosie Posie Agastache, and Kudos Yellow Agastache.
#6 Lobelia (Cardinal Flower)
If you crave bright colorful flowers for your garden, look no further than Lobelia (also also known as Cardinal Flower). Plant them near ponds or low-lying areas for their best growth. Blooms are spires of colorful hood-like flower that emerge from the lower stem up.
#7 Heuchera ( Coral Bells or Alum Root)
Heuchera has a variety of foliage color, texture and leaf shapes. It’s also known as Coral Bells or Alum Root, and deal for shady or semi-shady garden border. This flowering perennial is easy to grow in garden beds, rock gardens, or containers. It best grows in partial afternoon shade, and can also be grown under Black Walnut trees.
Wild Rose Heuchera, Electra Heuchera, and Glitter Heuchera are some varieties you may grow in your garden.
Clematis can invite hungry hummingbirds to your garden. They are sometimes referred to as the “Queen of the Climbers” thanks to their large and beautiful flowers. They can be trained on trellises, fences, or garden archways.
You may start your garden with Stand By Me Clematis or Edda Clematis.
#9 Aquilegia (Columbine)
An excellent choice for those prefer colorful blooms. Aquilegia is also known as Columbine. It blooms in spring blooming and does best in evenly moist, rich soil. Clementine Red Aquilegia and Songbird Cardinal Aquilegia are 2 commonly species to attract hummingbirds.
#10 Echinacea (Coneflower)
Echinacea is also known as coneflowers. It is colorful and easy to grow. Its flowers attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. You may start your garden with Hope Echinacea or Lakota Fire Echinacea.