Plant List for Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Bees

By National Gardening Association

There is a nearly endless list of plants that gardeners can grow to attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies to their gardens. We have put together a list of some of our favorite easy-to-grow plants for you to add to your own garden.

For Hummingbirds:

Bugleweed
Hollyhock
Snapdragon
Columbines (Aquilegia)
Butterfly Weed
Spider Flower
Dianthus
Bleeding Heart
Foxglove
Fuchsias (Fuchsia)

Gladiola
Coral Bells (Heuchera)
Daylilies (Hemerocallis)
Touch-Me-Not
Moon Vine
Torch Lilies (Kniphofia)
Cardinal Flower
Mirabilis
Bee Balm
Nicotianas (Nicotiana)
Penstemons (Penstemon)
Petunias (Petunia)
Salvias (Salvia)
Garden Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus)

For Bees and Butterflies

Yarrow
Sea Thrift
Goatsbeard
Gold Alyssum
Pot Marigold
Red Valerian
Chrysanthemum
Tickseed
Cosmos
Gas Plant
Purple Coneflower
Sweet Joe Pye Weed
Blanket Flowers
Delphiniums
Heliotrope
Common Candytuft
Lavenders
Gayfeathers
Sweet Alyssum
Bee Balms
Phloxes
Black Eyed Susans
Sedum 'Herbstfreude'
Globe Thistle
Rhododendrons
White Clover
Scotch Heather
Purple Toadflax
Thymes
Rosemary
Geraniums
Asters
Oreganos (Origanum vulgare)
Mints
English Daisy
Borage
Veronicas
Primroses
Bachelor's Button
Sunflowers
Cosmos
Poppies
Hellebores (Helleborus)

This list is only a small beginning, and there are surely hundreds of others that we missed. If you have favorites that aren't mentioned here, post them in the comments below!

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by IrisLilli and is called "Variegated Brunnera"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.