What Plants Do Hummingbirds Love Most?

Readers say these nectar-filled flowers are super popular among their tiny winged guests. Find out what flowers hummingbirds flock to the most.

HUMMINGBIRDPhoto: Courtesy of Ginny Phillips

Black & Blue Salvia

“Hummingbirds love all of the salvias, but Black & Blue is a favorite in our yard,” says Ginny Phillips Olathe, Kansas.

Trumpet Honeysuckle

“Trumpet honeysuckle is by far the most favored hummingbird plant in my yard. It blooms all season, produces fruit that other birds enjoy and is native to the United States,” says Karen Dennis, Plymouth, Michigan.

Red Canna Lily

“Almost every time I look at my red canna lilies, there is a hummingbird at them,” says Liza Vaughn, Fairfax, Virginia.

Aloe Plant

“My king aloe plant blooms four or five times each summer, sending up grand 4-foot stalks covered in bell-shaped flowers. Hummers sit on the branches and feed,” says Lorraine Smith, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Learn more about rufous hummingbirds.

Firecracker Plant

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“Every year I place a big pot of large firecracker plant (Cuphea ‘Vermillionaire’) on my deck. Hummingbirds are zipping about just inches from me all summer!” says Janet Doherty, 
Scarborough, Maine.

Originally Published on The Family Handyman