Top 10 Red Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds

The color of passion and a sign of power, red is also the favorite color of hummingbirds. Give your garden a bold new look with our top 10 favorite red flowers to attract hummingbirds.

It’s the color of passion and a sign of power. Red is one of the most expressive shades around, and when you add it to your garden, the results speak
for themselves.  While a little bit of red goes a long way, more of this bold color goes even further! Don’t be afraid to use red plants in groups of three to four.

Or you might even try a monochromatic look, mixing several different reds in a single container or flower bed.

Red is also the favorite color of hummingbirds. So with a little bit of planning, your yard could be abuzz with these amazing fliers. Take a look at these top perennial picks, and start seeing red this growing season with a few of our favorite red flowers to attract hummingbirds.


(Hemorocallis, Zones 3 to 10)

You’ll have blooms all summer when you plant this backyard favorite. Grow just about any shade imaginable in full sun or partial shade.  They reach 10 inches to 4 feet tall and 1½ to 4 feet wide.

Why we love it: It’s a snap to share daylilies with friends. Divide them every three to five years to revitalize and to prevent crowding.

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  1. Cheryl Gilbert says

    I have planted bee balm in two different places in my yard. It has no blooms. Are there different types of bee balm

  2. P. Swicegood says

    I highly recommend red salvia and sometimes
    lantana. I have sometimes used the nectar, but a perennial plant is so much easier.


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