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9 Flowers That Attract & Feed Hummingbirds

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Lantana

Lantana is a sturdy plant that thrives in heat and drought once established, making it an excellent choice for attracting hummingbirds with its vibrant blooms in USDA zones 8 to 11.

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Cardinal Climber

This charming vine plant, also known as the red cypress vine, features ferny foliage and tiny star-shaped red flowers that quickly cover trellises or fences, making it a favorite among hummingbirds.

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Columbine

Columbine, a spring bloomer, offers early-season nectar to hummingbirds and readily self-seeds, making it a low-maintenance perennial choice for gardens in USDA Zones 3 to 8.

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Sunflower

Sunflowers, easy to grow from seed, offer vital late-season food for hummingbirds and other pollinators with their colorful blooms in various heights and colors.

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Fuchsia

With its exotic-looking flowers in shades of purple, pale pink, and hot pink, fuchsia is best cascaded out of baskets or window boxes to attract hummingbirds to shaded areas with morning sun.

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Cuphea

Cuphea, a heat-loving flower, blooms well into fall and is one of the absolute best choices for attracting hummingbirds with its vibrant colors and long-lasting blooms.

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Delphinium

Delphinium, with its stunning upright form and intense pink, purple, or blue hues, is a must-have for garden borders, attracting hummingbirds with its striking appearance and nectar-rich flowers.

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Cardinal Flower

Thriving in boggy or wet areas, the cardinal flower's tube-shaped brilliant red flowers are a favorite among hummingbirds in USDA zones 5 to 10 for their striking appearance and abundance of nectar.

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Petunia

Versatile petunias, available in various colors, are loved by hummingbirds and work well in planters, window boxes, baskets, and landscape beds, adding color and attracting pollinators to any garden.