7 Perennial Plants to Attract Hummingbird to Your Garden

Homiful.com -- Invite a beautiful visitor to your garden surely is a nice thing to do. Hummingbirds are such a beautiful visitor that will make your garden more charming. These birds flying here and there that will enliven your garden. The sound of hummingbird chirping will also make the garden not so gloomy and quiet. Moreover, these birds help the pollination process which makes your plants grow healthy and lush. 

If you want to draw hummingbird into your garden, you need to plant flowers or perennial plant they like, so  the hummingbird will come even nesting in your garden. For you, we've rounded up 7 Perennial Plants to Attract Hummingbird to Your Garden.

1. The flowering currant


Ribes sanguineum, 'the red flowering currant' provide valuable nectar source to invite the hummingbird. It is one of the best nectar source for hummingbird in late Winter or earliest Spring. This plant is easy to grow with rosy pink 4-6'' flowers cluster that beautiful and look so charming.

2. Red Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

photo by Andrew Johnson

Hummingbirds have a great memory. You can try to plant flowers in the same place every year, so every year the hummingbird will stop by into your garden. This cardinal flower is one of the best perennial plants to attract hummingbird. Ruby-throated hummingbirds typically like to pollinate red, odorless and tube-shaped flower that contain lots of nectar.  This plant also easy to grow, but it doesn't like dry conditions.

3. Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)


Hummingbird tend to like orange, purple, red or yellow flower that contain nectar-rich  for their feeding. Butterfly weed is one of the perennial plants to attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. This orange flower looks more special when visited by the hummingbirds. It's one of the breathtaking moment that worth to photograph.

4. Purple Pillar Rose of Sharon


Hummingbirds around the garden will create such a memorable atmosphere. To attract hummingbird, try to plant purple pillar rose of Sharon. This pretty shrub will make hummingbird as a regular visitor at your garden. Moreover, the blooming flowers look so beautiful and make your garden more enchanting.

5. Firecracker plant (Vermillionaire cuphae)


The cigar-shaped, orange bloom and its nectar are magnets that can make hummingbirds visit your garden. Firecracker plant keep on blooming all season. But it can be perennial plant in zone 8 or warmer conditions. 

6. Rockin' Deep Purple Salvia


This kind of flowering plants attract pollinators easily, such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The deep blue flower could create a mesmerizing view around the garden. The flower is long blooming flower and heat & drought tolerant. This perennial plants live in full sun to partial shade.

7. Agastache 'Ava'


Perennial plant that have flowers with sweet nectar are hummingbird magnets. Hummingbirds love the flower that grow quickly in the sun, as well as the bright color of its petal. What's so amazing about this flower is the color remaining stay long after the flowering ends.


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