Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

The best way to attract hummingbirds to your yard is a combination of feeders and nectar-producing plants.  Even a few brightly colored blooms will attract hummers to you garden.  Add well-maintained feeders, and you have a recipe for success.

There are many types of hummingbird feeders in store these days.  We recommend that you purchase one that is easy to take apart and keep clean and has a clear glass or plastic container so you can see the condition and level of the sugar-water.

Some of Our Favorite Plants for Hummingbirds


  • Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

  • Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

  • Perennial salvias

  • Purple Splendour Salvia (Salvia guaranitica)

  • Lantana (perennial species)

  • Hosta (species)

  • Autumn Sage (salvia greggii)

  • Penstemon (species)

  • Giant Cigar (Cuphea micropetala)

  • Little Cigar (Cuphea ignea)


  • Scarlet Sage (Salvia Coccinea)

  • Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)

  • Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeana)

  • Fire Spike (Odontonema strictum)

  • Impatiens (species)

  • Fuchsia (Magellanica)

  • Jacobiana (Justicia species)

  • Petunia (species)

  • Four-O-Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa)

Trees & Shrubs

  • Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus Arboreus drummondii)

  • Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)

  • Desert Honeysuckle (Anisacanthus wrightii)

  • Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles speciosa)

  • Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)


  • Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

  • Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea x multifida)

  • Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit)

  • Morning Glory (ipomoea species)

  • Firecracker Vine (Manettia cordifolia)

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