Hummingbird Plants for your Garden
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(By the approximate month they flower.)
January through March
Almost all Currants
and Gooseberries are used by hummingbirds. Ribes can
flower anytime from October through March.
antirrhinoides, Yellow bush snapdragon
Is a garden
shrub with fragrant yellow Penstemon flowers, March – May.
Yes, cacti are used by the
The manzanitas can flower from
February (‘Austin Griffin') through May, sometimes even
June (‘Howard McMinn').
species, Monkey flowers
of all colors are used
by hummingbirds, but they really prefer the red ones, Diplacus
are a showy addition to a
species, Live Forever
is an excellent rock wall
plant. And as it is a succulent it is very drought tolerant. It
naturally occurs in rock outcroppings.
are randomly worked in an
opportunistic way. Hummingbirds prefer manzanitas but like to add
a little spice to their life with a tasty treat from a
Many of the snowberries
flower April through July. The hummingbirds are not crazy for the
flowers, but will live on them when more tasty flowers in the
garden are not available.
flower from April through July. Although they
are commonly blue, they can be yellow, red, pink, and orange
another show stopper in the garden.
, most notably Scarlet bugler, Penstemon
centranthifolius, a hummingbirds dream.
, Heart-Leafed Penstemon
are used by the hummingbirds in mid-summer.
The small blue flowers of Lobelia
are used a little, the Large flowers of Lobelia
are used a lot.
the scarlet monkey flower flowers most of
the summer and is guarded by the birds.
, the hedge nettles are used as a
side dish as the hummingbirds protect the Mimulus and Diplacus
species. Put the Stachys in a moist part
shade section of the garden.
occidentale, Red thistle
This flowers is very popular
with hummingbirds. as well as monarch butterflies.
diversifolia Summer Holly
, we're almost always out
of this one, and it is difficult, but if you live in Coastal
Areas of Southern California it is a great summer flowering bush
multiflorum, Multi-flowered Snapdragon
purple and yellow flowers are used as the hummingbirds migrate
through as a filling station.
species, California columbines
are aggressively used
by the hummingbirds. Our columbines are largely hummingbird
pollinated whereas many of the non-native ones are wind
are used in varying degrees.
is the preferred flower and it survives well in
such as Salvia
are all well liked by hummingbirds. And not
to forget hummingbird sage, Salvia
. A sage garden can be an experience when eight
or ten hummingbirds fight continuously around you.
, the California lilies almost swallow the
birds when they work the flowers, but the orange forms are used
are both happy to help out the hummingbirds.
(We can't show you a good picture of the hummingbird in the
flower as all you'll see if the tail.)
species, California fuchsia
everywhere in your
garden. The California fuchsias can flower from July through
December. They flower and flower, trim off the old flowers, and
they flower more. They are excellent in rock walls. California
fuchsias can tolerate garden water as well as being very drought
tolerant. These flowers come in white, pink, and red with gray or
green foliage. The vary in with from a couple of inches tall to a
couple of feet.