Hummingbird Food

Plants Known to Attract Hummingbirds


Bee Balm

This perennial blooms in midsummer and grows about three feet tall. There are many varieties of colors and sizes available at nurseries. The variety Jakob Kline is resistant to powdery mildew.

Cardinal Flower

The red spike of flowers arises from the basal leaves of this perennial in late summer. This plant tolerates some shade and prefers a moist soil.


Trumpet Creeper

A tall, vigorous vine, the large flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds. The pictured variety has yellow flowers but most often they have red flowers.

Coral Honeysuckle

This plant is considered a well-behaved vine which flowers profusely in April and May and then sporadically throughout the summer. With the return of cooler weather in the fall, it flowers heavily again. The pictured variety has yellow flowers but they are usually pinkish-red.



This perennial blooms from April to June and grows about one foot high. It tolerates some shade and likes to grow amid rocks.

All information listed above comes from the Migratory Bird Center. You may find out much more about them by clicking on the link provided below.

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