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Planning A Hummingbird Garden (page 4 of 4)

by Bill Thompson III

Best Plants for Hummingbirds

Key to lists below: Common name (botanical name) USDA Zones

Flowers

  • Columbine (Aquilegia) 3-9
  • Delphinium 3-7
  • Coral bells (Heuchera sanguinea) 3-8
  • Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) 3-9
  • Bee balm (Monarda didyma) 4-9
  • Sage (Salvia officinalis) 4-8
  • Scarlet sage (S. splendens) Annual

Vines

  • Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans) 4-9
  • Morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea) Annual
  • Trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) 3-9

Shrubs

  • Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) 5-9
  • Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus) 9-11
  • Beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis) 4-8
  • Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica) 3-9
  • Weigela (W. florida) 5-8

Trees

  • Buckeye, horse chestnut (Aesculus glabra) 4-7
  • Silk tree (Albizia julibrissin) 6-9
  • Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) 4-9
  • Chinaberry (Melia azedarach) 7-10
  • Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) 4-9

Bill Thompson III is editor of Bird Watcher's Digest. He makes his home in Marietta, Ohio.

Photography by National Gardening Association

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