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Hummingbirds are high energy creatures. Fill your garden with plants that produce enough nectar (liquid energy) to sustain hummingbirds and your garden will be all the more spectacular. I love it when the hummingbirds take up residence, the chatter that a nesting hummingbird will put out as you approach yields a potent dose of well expressed opinion. You can further encourage the hummingbirds by putting up a hummingbird feeder, but this is not necessary if the plants can sustain them. If you do put out a feeder be sure to change the unused sugar solution every few days as fermented sugar solutoin can leave you with high speed drunken birds, a hazardous condition for birds and gardeners alike. You should also remove the feeders when the hummingbirds should be migrating South. Planning a garden for hummingbirds is not so hard. They love flowers about as much as most gardeners. I try to have plants that bloom throughout the seasons anyway, encouraging the hummingbirds is just an added incentive. But there are some plants that are spectacular at attracting hummingbirds. Filling your garden with plants from the following list will be sure to draw in any hummingbirds that are in your neighborhood. The first photo, an Anna's Hummingbird is taking a long sip from an Agapanthus. The second is an Allen's Hummingbird is feeding on Salvia Allen Chickering. And in the third, a Costa's Hummingbird is feeding on Occotillo, Fouquieria splendens.

Ana's Hummingbird Garden

Allens Hummingbird Garden

Plants for your Hummingbird Garden

Abutilon peach
Abutilon Pink
Abutilon Moonchimes
Abutilon Nabob
Abutilon Red
Abutilon Seashell
Agapanthus Storm Cloud
Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sunrise
Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sunrise
Agastache barberi Tutti Fruitti
Agastache foeniculum
Agastache Raspberry Summer
Albizia julibrissin
Alyogyne hakeifolia
Alyogyne Monterey Bay
Alyogyne Santa Cruz
Anisodontea hypomandarum
Anisodontea Tara's Wonder
Aquilegia formosa
Arctostaphylos Howard McMinn
Bauhinia variegata
Beloperone californica
Bignonia capreolata Tangerine Beauty
Buddleia asiatica
Buddleia Black Knight
Buddleia Harlequin
Buddleia Honeycomb
Buddleia Lochinch
Buddleia marrubifolia
Buddleia Miss Molly
Buddleia Nanho Purple
Buddleia Pink Delight
Caesalpina pulcherrima
Calliandra californica
Calliandra haematocephala
Calliandra haematocephala alba
Calliandra tweedii
Callistemon Cane's Hybrid
Callistemon citrinus Jeffersii
Callistemon Little John
Callistemon viminalis
Campsis radicans
Cercis canadense Forest Pansy
Cercis occidentalis
Cerinthe major
Cestrum aurantiacum
Cestrum elegans Smithii
Cestrum newellii
Cirsium occidentale
Correa Dusky Bells
Correa Ivory Bells
Correa Pink Eyre
Correa reflexa Cape Carpet
Crossandra Sundance
Cuphea Caribbean Sunset
Cuphea cyanea
Cuphea ignea
Cuphea lanceolata Starfire
Cuphea micropetala
Dicliptera suberecta
Duranta erecta
Dykia forsteriana
Echinocereus coccineus
Echium candicans
Echium gentianoides Tajinaste
Echium wildpretii
Epilobium canum
Eremophila aurea
Eremophila glabra carnosa Winter Blaze
Eremophila glabra Kalgoorlie
Eremophila maculata
Erythrina acanthocarpa
Erythrina bidwillii
Erythrina caffra
Erythrina coralloides
Erythrina crista-galli
Erythrina falcata
Erythrina humeana raja
Eucalyptus ficifolia
Eucalyptus sideroxylon
Eucalyptus torquata
Feijoa sellowiana
Fouquieria splendens * Occotillo
Costa's Hummingbird Garden
Fremontodendron californicum California Glory
Fremontodendron Ken Taylor
Fuchsia arborescens
Fuchsia gartenmeister Bronstedt
Fuchsia thymifolia
Fuchsia thymifolia variegata
Gaillardia aristata Arizona Apricot
Galvezia speciosa
Grevillea alpina
Grevillea Coastal Gem
Grevillea Long John
Grevillea Moonlight
Grevillea Peaches and Cream
Grevillea Poorinda Blondie
Grevillea robusta
Grevillea Robyn Gordon
Grevillea victoriae
Greyia sutherlandii
Hakea laurina
Hamelia patens
Heliotropium arborescens
Heliotropium arborescens alba
Heliotropium Black Beauty
Hibiscus lasiocarpos (H. californicus)
Hibiscus sabdariffa
Hibiscus syriacus Jeanne D'Arc
Hypoestes aristata
Hyptis emoryi Silver Lining
Iochroma cyaneum
Iochroma grandiflora
Ipomopsis aggregata
Isoplexis canariensis
Justicia aurea
Justicia carnea
Justicia coccinea
Justicia Fruit Salad
Justicia Jambalaya
Justicia leonardii
Justicia rizzinii
Justicia suberecta
Keckiellia cordifolia
Kniphofia Blaze
Kniphofia Christmas Cheer
Kniphofia Shining Sceptre

Lavatera assurgentiflora
Lavatera Barnsley
Lavatera bicolor
Lavatera purisima
Leonotis leonurus
Leonotis leonurus white
Lepechinia fragrans El Tigre
Lepechinia hastata
Leucophyllum candidum
Leucophyllum frutescens
Lobelia cardinalis
Lobelia laxiflora
Lonicera japonica purpurea
Malvaviscus arboreus
Melianthus major
Mimulus aurantiacus
Mimulus cardinalis
Mimulus flemingii
Mimulus Georgie Red
Mimulus Jack
Mimulus Midnight
Mimulus puniceus
Mimulus Ruby Silver
Odontonema strictum
Pachystachys lutea
Pavonia missionum
Pavonia praemorsa
Penstemon centranthiflolius
Penstemon grinnellii
Penstemon heterophyllus
Penstemon Margarita BOP
Penstemon mexicali Red Rocks
Penstemon parryi
Penstemon triflorus
Phygelius capensis
Psorelia pinnata
Punica granatum Wonderful
Puya alpestris
Puya venusta
Hummingbird Garden
Rehmannia elata
Rhus integrifolia
Rhus ovata
Ribes aureum
Ribes malvaceum
Ribes speciosum
Russelia equisetiformis
Russelia Night Lights Lemon
Stachys albotomentosa Hidalgo
Salvia adenophora
Salvia africana lutea
Salvia apiana
Salvia blepharophylla
Salvia brandegeei
Salvia canariensis
Salvia candelabrum
Salvia carduacea
Salvia chiapensis
Salvia clevelandii Winnifred Gilman
Salvia coahuilensis
Salvia coccinea Lady in Red
Salvia confertiflora
Salvia Costa Rica Blue
Salvia Dancing Dolls
Salvia darcyi
Salvia Desperado
Salvia dorisiana
Salvia dorrii
Salvia elegans
Salvia gesneriiflora
Salvia greggii alba
Salvia greggii Annie
Salvia greggii Desert Blaze
Salvia greggii Furman's Red
Salvia greggii San Takao
Salvia Indigo Spires
Salvia involucrata
Salvia iodantha
Salvia karwinskii
Salvia lanceolata
Salvia lemmonii * Lemmon's Sage
Salvia leucantha
Salvia leucantha Danielle's Dream
Salvia leucantha Midnight
Salvia leucantha Santa Barbara
Salvia leucophylla Point Sal
Salvia madrensis
Salvia mellifera
Salvia mellifera Terra Seca
Salvia microphylla Berzerkeley
Salvia microphylla Hot Lips
Salvia microphylla Maraschino
Salvia Mystic Spires Blue
Salvia patens
Salvia regla
Salvia semi-atrata
Salvia Sierra de San Antonio
Salvia spathacea
Salvia uliginosa
Salvia urica
Salvia wagneriana
Salvia Waverly
Silene laciniata
Sphaeralcea ambigua
Sphaeralcea ambigua rosacea
Sphaeralcea fulva
Sphaeralcea philippiana
Strelitzia nicolai
Streptosolen jamesonii
Tabebuia chrysotricha
Tabebuia impetiginosa
Tecoma X Smithii
Tecoma stans
Teucrium fruticans azureum
Trichostema lanatum
Verbena bonariensis
Zauschneria californica