The Q&A Archives: Hummingbird plants

Question: I live in Tonawanda NY zip code 14150.
I would like to find plants and bushes that would attract Hummingbirds.

Please direct me to what types of plants would be good for this purpose.



Answer: Some perennials to consider include Aquilegia, Heuchera, Lobelia cardinalis, Monarda, Salvia, Epimedium, Penstemon, Phlox, Dicentra spectabilis, Physostegia, Hosta, Asclepias,; Annuals to consider include Salvia, Impatiens, Nasturtium, red flowered Canna (rhizomes can be saved year to year) and Lantana (can be overwintered as a house plant); Biennials include Hollyhock and Foxglove; Shrubs include Lilac, Rhododendron, and Buddleia (grown as an annual in your zone); Vines include the trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans) and the honeysuckle vines such as Lonicera sempervirens. I hope this gives you some ideas.

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