Hummingbird attractors
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Hummingbird attractors

1 Aesculus pavia
AESCULACEAE
red buckeye 6" long conical clusters of flowers May 01 - Jun 30
2 Agastache 'Tutti-Frutti'
LABIATAE
giant hyssop
hummingbird's mint
12" loose spikes of flowers Jul 01 - Nov 30
3 Agastache barberi
LABIATAE
giant hyssop
giant hummingbird's mint
12" loose spikes of flowers Jul 01 - Nov 30
4 Agastache cana
LABIATAE
mosquito plant
wild hyssop
giant hyssop
hummingbird's mint
12" loose spikes of flowers Jul 01 - Nov 30
5 Agastache cana 'Firebird'
LABIATAE
wild hyssop
hummingbird's mint
12" loose spikes of flowers Jul 01 - Nov 30
6 Anisacanthus wrightii
ACANTHACEAE
desert honeysuckle trumpet-shaped flowers  
7 Aquilegia canadensis
AQUILEGIACEAE
Canadian columbine
wild columbine
nodding flowers with red spurs and yellow centers  
8 Asclepias curassavica
ASCLEPIADACEAE
butterfly flower
Mexican milkweed
blood flower
 
9 Asclepias tuberosa
ASCLEPIADACEAE
butterfly weed
pleurisy root
showy vibrant broad flower clusters  
10 Bignonia capreolata
BIGNONIACEAE
crossvine
cross-vine
trumpet-shaped flower blossoms that are up to 2" wide at flare, with yellow tips Mar 01 - Aug 31
11 Bouvardia glaberrima
RUBIACEAE
smooth bouvardia honeysuckle-like flowers May 01 - Oct 31
12 Calliandra californica
LEGUMINOSAE
Baja fairy duster fluffy brush shaped flowers that look like exploding firecrackers Mar 01 - Dec 31
13 Calliandra eriophylla
LEGUMINOSAE
Fairy duster fluffy brush shaped flowers that look like exploding firecrackers Feb 01 - May 31
14 Campsis radicans
BIGNONIACEAE
trumpet creeper tubular flowers  
15 Canna spp.
CANNACEAE
canna
Indian shot
spectacular Jul 01 - Sep 30
16 Castilleja applegatei
Mar 01 - Oct 31
17 Castilleja chromosa
Desert paintbrush showy bracts with inconspicuous flowers Mar 01 - Sep 30
18 Castilleja coccinea
scarlet Indian paintbrush  
19 Castilleja integra
Indian paintbrush
painted cup
Dahitzihidaa'
showy bracts with inconspicuous flowers Mar 01 - Sep 30
20 Cephalanthus occidentalis
CEPHALANTHACEAE
buttonbush
honey balls
Jun 01 - Aug 31
21 Chaenomeles japonica
ROSACEAE
Maule's quince
dwarf quince
flowering quince
Mar 01 - May 31
22 Chelone glabra
CHELONACEAE
white turtlehead
balmony
flowers in terminal racemes on erect stems.  
23 Chilopsis linearis
BIGNONIACEAE
desert willow trumpet-shaped flowers  
24 Cirsium arizonicum
COMPOSITAE
Arizona thistle May 01 - Oct 31
25 Cirsium neomexicanum
COMPOSITAE
New Mexico thistle Mar 01 - Sep 30
26 Cordia boissieri
CORDIACEAE
anacahuita
Texas olive
azalea-like blossoms with yellow throats Mar 01 - May 31
27 Cuphea micropetala
LYTHRACEAE
Mexican cigar 1" red tubular blossoms with yellow tips Jun 01 - Nov 30
28 Delphinium cardinale
DELPHINIACEAE
scarlet larkspur 1" flowers Mar 01 - May 31
29 Delphinium nudicaule
DELPHINIACEAE
red larkspur
orange larkspur
delphinium
3/4" flowers with long spurs  
30 Delphinium occidentale
DELPHINIACEAE
western larkspur tall spires of flowers Jun 01 - Aug 31
31 Dicentra eximia
turkey corn
fringed bleeding heart
heart shaped flowers that dangle below nodding stems May 01 - Jun 30
32 Dicentra eximia 'Bacchanal'
bleeding heart Apr 01 - May 31
33 Dicentra eximia x peregrina 'luxuriant'
bleeding heart Apr 01 - May 31
34 Epilobium canum
EPILOBIACEAE
trumpet shaped Aug 01 - Nov 30
35 Erythrina herbacea
redcardinal
coral bean
long tapered, tubular flowers Mar 01 - Mar 31
36 Fouquieria splendens
FOUQUIERIACEAE
ocotillo dense clusters of tubular blossoms Mar 01 - May 31
37 Fuchsia magellanica
FUCHSIACEAE
hardy fuchsia small dangling tube-shaped flower blossoms  
38 Fuchsia spp.
FUCHSIACEAE
fuchsia dangling blossoms which often have brightly contrasting petals and sepals  
39 Fuchsia triphylla 'Mary'
FUCHSIACEAE
fuchsia dangling 1" long tube-shaped blossoms  
40 Galvezia juncea
SCROPHULARIACEAE
galvezia tubular flowers Mar 01 - Feb 28
41 Galvezia speciosa
SCROPHULARIACEAE
island bush snapdragon tubular 1" flowers Mar 01 - May 31
42 Grevillea 'Canberra'
hummingbird fern clusters of small flowers Mar 01 - May 31
43 Hamelia patens
scarletbush
firebush
Jun 01 - Nov 30
44 Hesperaloe parviflora
AGAVACEAE
red yucca bell-shaped flowers in clusters Mar 01 - Nov 30
45 Heuchera americana
coral bells tiny flower blossoms atop long wiry stems  
46 Heuchera sanguinea
coral bells tiny flowers on dangling on slender upright to nodding stems  
47 Heuchera sanguinea 'Firesprite'
coral bells flowers borne on stiff stems in panicles up to 20" in height Jun 01 - Aug 31
48 Heuchera sanguinea 'Frosty'
coral bells flowers borne in panicles up to 20" in height Jun 01 - Aug 31
49 Heuchera versicolor
coral bells tiny flowers on slender upright stems May 01 - Oct 31
50 Heuchera x brizoides 'Firefly'
coral bells flowers borne on short-branched panicles up to 30" in height Jun 01 - Aug 31
51 Hibiscus syriacus
HIBISCACEAE
rose of Sharon large trumpet-shaped flowers  
52 Hosta spp.
HOSTACEAE
hosta
plantain lily
tubular flowers  
53 Hyssopus officinalis
European hyssop spikes of tubular flowers  
54 Hyssopus officinalis 'Albus'
European hyssop spikes of tubular flowers  
55 Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristatus
rock hyssop spikes of tubular flowers  
56 Impatiens capensis
IMPATIENTACEAE
jewelweed Jun 01 - Nov 30
57 Impatiens pallida
IMPATIENTACEAE
pale touch-me-not
yellow jewelweed
Jun 01 - Nov 30
58 Iocroma cyameum
iocroma long tubular trumpet-like flowers in terminal clusters Sep 01 - Nov 30
59 Ipomoea coccinea
red morning glory
star ipomoea
3/4" diameter flowers with scarlet petals and yellow throats, arranged in clusters of as many as eight  
60 Ipomoea quamoclit
cypress vine trumpet-shaped flower up to 1" across  
61 Ipomopsis aggregata
POLEMONIACEAE
skyrocket
scarlet gilia
 
62 Justica brandegeana
shrimp plant white tubular flowers speckled with pink attached to pretty reddish-pink bracts Mar 01 - Nov 30
63 Justicia californica
JUSTICIACEAE
beloperone
chuperosa
chuparosa
Mar 01 - Feb 28
64 Justicia candicans
JUSTICIACEAE
Arizona water-willow
red justica
Feb 01 - May 31
65 Justicia spicigera
JUSTICIACEAE
mohintli
Mexican honeysuckle
Sep 01 - Feb 28
66 Kniphofia uvaria
torch lily
red-hot poker
tritoma
distinctive clusters of slender, tubular blossoms on erect stems that emerge red at tip and fade to yellow at base  
67 Lantana camara
LANTANACEAE
lantana
yellow sage
red sage
 
68 Liriodendron tulipifera
LIRIODENDRACEAE
tuliptree
tulip magnolia
tulip poplar
whitewood
tulip-like flower that has six petals shaped into a cup May 01 - May 31
69 Lobelia cardinalis
LOBELIACEAE
cardinal flower tubular two-lipped flowers at the ends of 12" to 18" leafy stalks  
70 Lobelia siphilitica
LOBELIACEAE
great blue lobelia tubular two-lipped flowers at the ends of 12" to 18" leafy stalks Jun 01 - Aug 31
71 Lonicera canadensis
LONICERACEAE
American fly honeysuckle flowers that come in pairs  
72 Lonicera hispidula
LONICERACEAE
western honeysuckle Jun 01 - Aug 31
73 Lonicera interrupta
LONICERACEAE
chaparral honeysuckle tubular flowers with five lobes on 5 inch spikes Mar 01 - Aug 31
74 Lonicera involucrata
LONICERACEAE
twinberry trumpet-shaped 1/2" flowers with five lobes arranged in pairs on leafy stalks Mar 01 - Aug 31
75 Lonicera sempervirens
LONICERACEAE
coral honeysuckle
trumpet honeysuckle
2" long trumpet-shaped coral-red flowers with orange tips arranged in loose clusters  
76 Lupinus albifrons
LEGUMINOSAE
bush lupine yellow or white centers Mar 01 - May 31
77 Lupinus arcticus
LEGUMINOSAE
lupine Mar 01 - May 31
78 Lupinus breweri
LEGUMINOSAE
brewer lupine Jun 01 - Aug 31
79 Lupinus nootkatensis
LEGUMINOSAE
lupine Mar 01 - May 31
80 Lycium andersonii
LYCIACEAE
wolfberry short tubular flowers Feb 01 - May 31
81 Madronella macrantha
LABIATAE
scarlet monardella whorls of large flowers with purple bracts Jul 01 - Aug 31
82 Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii
wax mallow
sleepy mallow
sultan's turban
upright, closed flowers at the top of leaf clusters Apr 01 - Oct 31
83 Mertensia virginica
BORAGINACEAE
Virginia bluebells
lungwort
loose flower clusters of nodding bells on long stems  
84 Mimulus aurantiacus
sticky monkey bush
bush monkeyflower
sticky monkeyflower
1" funnel-shaped flowers with lobed upper and lower lips Mar 01 - Aug 31
85 Mimulus cardinalis
crimson monkeyflower funnel-shaped Mar 01 - Oct 31
86 Mimulus longiflorus
southern bush monkeyflower 2" funnel-shaped flowers with lobed upper and lower lips Mar 01 - Aug 31
87 Mimulus puniceus
red bush monkeyflower 1" funnel-shaped flowers with lobed upper and lower lips Mar 01 - Aug 31
88 Monarda didyma
scarlet beebalm
Bergamot
Oswego tea
Bee balm
1" long blossoms in one or two whorls at the top of tall stems  
89 Monarda didyma 'Blue Stocking'
bee balm tiny tubular flowers in clusters at tips of square stems  
90 Monarda didyma 'Cambridge Scarlet'
bee balm tiny tubular flowers in clusters at tips of square stems  
91 Monarda didyma 'Croftway Pink'
bee balm tiny tubular flowers in clusters at tips of square stems  
92 Monarda didyma 'Snow Queen'
bee balm tiny tubular flowers in clusters at tips of square stems  
93 Monarda fistulosa
wild bee balm
wild bergamot
1" long blossoms of tiny tubular flowers in one or two whorls at the top of tall square stems  
94 Monarda punctata
spotted bee balm
horsemint
purple spots that accentuate the tubular flowers  
95 Nicotiana glauca
NICOTIANACEAE
tree tobacco tubular Mar 01 - Oct 31
96 Odontonema strictum
fire spike flowers borne on terminal spikes Nov 01 - Nov 30
97 Osmunda cinnamomea
OSMUNDACEAE
buckhorn
cinnamon fern
fiddleheads
 
98 Penstemon baccharifolius
SCROPHULARIACEAE
baccharisleaf beardtongue
rock penstemon
tubular flowers on long leafy stems Jun 01 - Sep 30
99 Penstemon barbatus
SCROPHULARIACEAE
scarlet bugler
beardlip penstemon
tubular flowers in loose spikes  
100 Penstemon digitalis
SCROPHULARIACEAE
talus slope penstemon
foxglove beardstongue
 
101 Penstemon eatonii
SCROPHULARIACEAE
firecracker penstemon tubular flowers Mar 01 - Jun 30
102 Penstemon gloxinioides
SCROPHULARIACEAE
firebird penstemon 1" tubular flowers with deeply lobed upper lips along erect stems  
103 Penstemon parryi
SCROPHULARIACEAE
Parry's beardtongue
parry penstemon
tubular flowers on long leafy stems Feb 01 - Apr 30
104 Penstemon pinifolius
SCROPHULARIACEAE
pineneedle beardtongue
pineleaf penstemon
small tubular flowers  
105 Penstemon superbus
SCROPHULARIACEAE
superb beardtongue
superb penstemon
Apr 01 - May 31
106 Phaseolus coccineus
PHASEOLACEAE
scarlet runner bean pea like  
107 Polygonatum biflorum
POLYGONATACEAE
small Solomon's seal drooping bell-shaped flowers dangling below upraised leaves along arching stems and appearing in pairs May 01 - Jul 31
108 Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides
COMPOSITAE
Mexican flame vine clusters of 1" blossoms Mar 01 - Feb 28
109 Rehmannia elata
SCROPHULARIACEAE
rehmannia
Chinese foxglove
foxglove-like flowers with red-dotted yellow throats Apr 01 - Nov 30
110 Rhododendron minus
RHODODENDRACEAE
Piedmont rhododendron Mar 01 - May 31
111 Rhododendron viscosum
RHODODENDRACEAE
swamp azalea pale red flower blossoms with a white fringe Mar 01 - Mar 31
112 Ribes malvaceum
RIBESIACEAE
pink flowering currant
chaparral currant
tubular flowers  
113 Ribes sanguineum
RIBESIACEAE
flowering currant tubular flowers  
114 Ribes speciosum
RIBESIACEAE
fuchsia-flowered gooseberry fuchsia-like flowers Dec 01 - May 31
115 Russelia equisetiformis
SCROPHULARIACEAE
fountainbush
firecracker plant
1" tubular blossoms Jun 01 - Sep 30
116 Salvia clevelandii
SALVIACEAE
fragrant sage
Cleveland sage
clusters of 3/4" blossoms Mar 01 - Aug 31
117 Salvia coccinea
SALVIACEAE
blood sage
Texas sage
Tropical sage
pea like flower blossoms on the tips of stems. Apr 01 - Oct 31
118 Salvia coccinea 'Lady in Red'
SALVIACEAE
sage Jun 01 - Nov 30
119 Salvia elegans
SALVIACEAE
pineapple sage flowers in spikes Jun 01 - Nov 30
120 Salvia greggii
SALVIACEAE
autumn sage  
121 Salvia guaranitica
SALVIACEAE
anise sage 1" long tubular flowers with lipped end Jun 01 - Nov 30
122 Salvia leucantha
SALVIACEAE
Mexican bush sage flowers with a dramatic purple calyx that hold white blossoms Aug 01 - Oct 31
123 Salvia lyrata
SALVIACEAE
lyreleaf sage Mar 01 - Mar 31
124 Salvia regla
SALVIACEAE
mountain sage Sep 01 - Nov 30
125 Salvia spathacea
SALVIACEAE
hummingbird sage flowers arranged in whorls Jun 01 - Nov 30
126 Salvia splendens
SALVIACEAE
scarlet sage 1/2" to 2" long flowers on slender open spikes Jun 01 - Nov 30
127 Scrophularia californica
SCROPHULARIACEAE
figwort
California bee plant
tall stalks of very tiny flowers  
128 Silene laciniata
SILENACEAE
Mexican campion
Indian pink
flowers with a tubular calyx that surrounds the lower portion of the petals Jul 01 - Oct 31
129 Silene regia
SILENACEAE
royal catchfly brilliant red petals and a rich supply of nectar that attracts hummingbirds Mar 01 - Jun 30
130 Silene rotundifolia
SILENACEAE
roundleaf catchfly brilliant red petals and a rich supply of nectar that attracts hummingbirds Mar 01 - Jun 30
131 Silene virginica
SILENACEAE
fire-pink catchfly star shaped five petaled open flowers. brilliant red petals with rich supply of nectar attracting hummingbirds Mar 01 - Jun 30
132 Stachys coccinea
scarlet hedgenettle
scarlet betony
Texas betony
dense spikes of whorled flowers Mar 01 - Nov 30
133 Tecoma stans var. angustata
yellow bells trumpet-shaped flowers in clusters Apr 01 - Nov 30
134 Tecomaria capensis
BIGNONIACEAE
cape honeysuckle  
135 Tropaeolum majus
TROPAEOLACEAE
nasturtium
Indian cress
1" to 2" funnel shaped five-petaled flowers  
136 Zauschneria californica
ONAGRACEAE
California fuchsia trumpet shaped Aug 01 - Oct 31
137 Zauschneria latifolia
ONAGRACEAE
hummingbird trumpet trumpet shaped Jun 01 - Oct 31
138 Zinnia elegans
zinnia large button head flowers with numerous petals  
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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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