A hummingbird at one of our feeders just checking me out
Please understand that this is not an exhaustive list of perennial flowers for hummingbird gardens but just the most common plants. You’ll find more links here about perennial flowers btw.
You’ll be able to find a good selection of these in most garden centers.
Also understand that hummingbirds get the majority of their food from insects such as aphids so putting up plants like honeysuckle that attract aphids will attract the birds for both the flower shape and the insect food the plant sustains.
Hummingbirds In Our Greenhouses
We used to get hummingbirds into our greenhouses every spring. They would arrive in the north and a flowering greenhouse was too good an opportunity for them. They would buzz in and out tremendously amusing us all.
You could always tell the “rookies”. They would get inside and not know how to go back out the doors or vents. They would try to fly up and out through the plastic, an effort that thankfully never worked. (Hey I didn’t want holes in my greenhouse) :_)
After several minutes of buzzing and beating themselves up against the plastic, they would perch on a cross wire or hanging basket and survey the place. Sooner or later they would see a door or somebody going out the door and they’d figure it out.
Zooom and away they’d go. The experienced birds used the vents- in and out without at any time of day.
24 Perennial Flowers To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Garden
- Alcea (hollyhock)
- Aquilegia (columbine)
- Buddleia (butterfly bush)
- Digitalis (foxglove)
- Kniphofia (torchlily)
- Lilium (lilies)
- Lonicera (honeysuckle)
- Lupinus (lupin)
- Monarda (beebalm)