9 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Whether you plan on engaging in social service for hummingbirds or just want them to come to your backyard, flowers can be a great way to grab their attention at any time.

However, they won’t just land on any kind of flower; the shape, color, and nectar production of a flower is what’s most important to them. 

9 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Here are 9 flowers that fit a hummingbird’s criteria very well and will help you attract them:

Fuchsia
Fuchsia

Hummingbirds like different flowers for different reasons.

Fuchsias are known to attract hummingbirds because they contain rich nectar that the birds use as fuel for their flying adventures. 

Color is also an important factor. Because hummingbirds have a strong color vision, they’re generally drawn a lot more towards brighter flowers like that of fuchsias. 

Butterfly Bush
Butterfly Bush

Yes, surprisingly enough, butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds are all attracted to the butterfly bush. 

In the case of hummingbirds, they particularly like the butterfly bush because its tubular-shaped flowers provide them easier access to the nectar inside. 

Hibiscus
Hibiscus

Hibiscus flowers are typically blazing red and hummingbirds are especially attracted to them because of their sharp bright color. They also offer delicious nectar through tubular flowers, thus allowing the bird easier access to what it’s after.

Lantanas
Lantanas

Hummingbirds are usually fond of lantanas because their bright red shades signal to them that there’s good nectar to be found in these flowers.

If you plant a few lantanas in your backyard, definitely expect the place to be jam-packed with hummingbirds on a regular basis! 

Zinnia
Zinnia

If you’ve ever seen a zinnia flower fully bloomed, you’ll know right away why hummingbirds love them so much.

They’re perhaps the brightest, most vibrant flowers ever and they come in a wide array of colors that will draw the attention of any hummingbirds flying nearby. 

Coppertips
Coppertips

Not only are coppertips a good source of nectar for hummingbirds but they’re also the most visible to them because of their radiant red and orange-ish color.

Additionally, since coppertips produce tubular flowers, we know hummingbirds are going to come to drink nectar from a more convenient source. 

Salvia
Salvia

As I mentioned earlier, hummingbirds have great color vision and any overwhelming bright flower is a potential nectar source to them.

Salvias not only bloom milky-white, red, and purple flowers but they also have a tubular shape to them, meaning they’re perfect for attracting hummingbirds in no time. 

Petunias
Petunias

Petunias are not the first choice for many hummingbirds. However, they can still visit the flowers from time to time to have a quick sip of their nectar for energy.

Though the color of petunias is quite attractive to the birds, it’s actually the lack of tubular shape in the flowers that is off-putting to them. 

Cardinal Flowers

Cardinal flowers pretty much check all the boxes in terms of being the perfect flower for attracting hummingbirds.

They have tubular flowers, stunning vibrant colors, and ample nectar in them to satisfy hummingbirds to the fullest. 

If you plant a bunch of cardinal flowers in your garden, they will serve as attractions to these birds while also indirectly lighting up your garden with striking depth and color. 

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Whatever your reason is for wanting to attract hummingbirds your way, flowers can be of great help; especially the nine we discussed above.

Couple the beautiful nectar-filled flowers with a welcoming attitude (meaning you don’t try to scare the birds away) and you’ll have a garden full of grateful hummingbirds at all times. 

9 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

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