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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. In the third, a Costa's Hummingbird is feeding on Occotillo, Fouquieria splendens. And the fourth is the Broad Tailed Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird Garden

Allens Hummingbird Garden

Plants for your Hummingbird Garden

Abutilon Peach * Peach Chinese Lantern
Abutilon Pink * Pink Chinese Lantern
Abutilon Moonchimes * Yellow Chinese Lantern
Abutilon Nabob * Nabob Chinese Lantern
Abutilon palmeri * Indian Mallow
Abutilon Red * Red Chinese Lantern
Abutilon Seashell * Seashell Chinese Lantern
Agapanthus Storm Cloud * Storm Cloud Lily of the Nile
Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sprite * Apricot Sprite Hummingbird Mint
Agastache aurantiaca Apricot Sunrise * Apricot Sunrise Hummingbird Mint
Agastache barberi Tutti Frutti * Tutti Frutti Hummingbird Mint
Agastache foeniculum * Anise Hyssop
Agastache Raspberry Summer * Raspberry Summer Hummingbird Mint
Albizia julibrissin * Mimosa, Silk Tree
Albizia Summer Chocolate * Summer Chocolate Mimosa
Aloe cameronii * Red Aloe
Aloe candelabrum * Cape Aloe
Aloe principis
Aloe sinkatana
Alyogyne hakeifolia * Red Centered Hibiscus
Alyogyne Monterey Bay * Monterey Bay Blue Hibiscus
Alyogyne Santa Cruz * Santa Cruz Blue Hibiscus
Anigozanthos Bush Ember * Bush Ember Kangaroo Paws
Anigozanthos Bush Lantern * Bush Lantern Kangaroo Paws
Anigozanthos Bush Ranger * Bush Ranger Kangaroo Paws
Anigozanthos Harmony * Harmony Kangaroo Paws
Anigozanthos Pink Joey * Pink Joey Kangaroo Paws
Anigozanthos Royal Cheer * Royal Cheer Kangaroo Paws
Anisacanthus quadrifidus wrightii * Hummingbird Bush, Mexican Flame
Anisacanthus thurberi * Thurber's Desert Honeysuckle
Anisodontea hypomandarum * Cape Mallow
Anisodontea Tara's Wonder * Tara's Wonder Cape Mallow
Aquilegia caerulea * Rocky Mountain Columbine
Aquilegia chrysantha * Southwestern Columbine, Yellow Columbine, Golden Columbine
Aquilegia formosa * Western Columbine
Arctostaphylos edmundsii Danville * Danville Manzanita
Arctostaphylos edmundsii Little Sur * Little Sur Manzanita
Arctostaphylos Howard McMinn * Howard McMinn Manzanita
Arctostaphylos insularis * Island Manzanita
Arctostaphylos John Dourley * John Dourley Manzanita
Arctostaphylos Lester Rowntree * Lester Rowntree Manzanita
Arctostaphylos Pacific Mist * Pacific Mist Manzanita
Banksia caleyi * Red Lantern Banksia
Banksia ericifolia * Heath Banksia
Banksia praemorsa * Cut Leaf Banksia
Banksia seminuda * River Banksia
Bauhinia blakeana * Hong Kong Orchid Tree
Bauhinia galpinii * Red Orchid Bush
Bauhinia variegata * Mountain Ebony
Bauhinia variegata candida * Buddhist Bauhinia, White Orchid Tree
Beloperone californica * Chuparosa
Beloperone californica Tecate Gold * Tecate Gold Chuparosa
Bignonia capreolata Tangerine Beauty * Tangerine Beauty Cross Vine
Bromelia humilis
Buddleia Black Knight * Black Knight Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Harlequin * Variegated Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Honeycomb * Gold Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Lochinch * Lavender Butterfly Bush
Buddleia marrubifolia * Woolly Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Miss Molly * Miss Molly Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Nanho Purple * Nanho Purple Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Pink Delight * Pink Delight Butterfly Bush
Buddleia White Profusion * White Profusion Butterfly Bush
Caesalpinia californica * Vara Prieta
Caesalpinia gilliesii * Desert Bird of Paradise
Caesalpina pulcherrima * Red Bird of Paradise, Poinciana
Calliandra californica * Baja Fairy Duster
Calliandra eriophylla * Fairy Duster
Calliandra haematocephala * Pink Powder Puff
Calliandra haematocephala alba * White Powder Puff
Calliandra tweedii * Red Tassel Bush, Trinidad Flame Bush, Brazilian Flame Bush
Callistemon Cane's Hybrid * Cane's Bottlebrush
Callistemon citrinus Jeffersii * Dwarf Bottlebrush
Callistemon Little John * Little John Bottlebrush
Callistemon viminalis * Weeping Bottlebrush
Calothamnus quadrifidus * One Sided Bottle Brush
Campsis radicans * Trumpet Creeper
Cercis canadense Forest Pansy * Eastern Redbud, Forest Pansy Redbud
Cercis occidentalis * Western Redbud
Cerinthe major * Honeywort
Cestrum aurantiacum * Orange Cestrum
Cestrum elegans Smithii * Pink Cestrum
Cestrum newellii * Red Cestrum
Cirsium occidentale * Cobwebby Thistle
Correa Dusky Bells * Dusky Bells Australian Fuchsia
Correa Ivory Bells * Ivory Bells Australian Fuchsia
Correa Pink Eyre * Pink Eyre Australian Fuchsia
Correa reflexa Cape Carpet * Cape Carpet Australian Fuchsia
Corymbia ficifolia * Red Gum
Crossandra Sundance * Firecracker Flower
Cuphea Caribbean Sunset * Caribbean Sunset Cuphea
Cuphea cyanea * Black Eyed Cuphea
Cuphea David Verity * David Verity Cigar Plant
Cuphea ignea * Cigar Plant, Firecracker Plant
Cuphea lanceolata Starfire * Starfire Cigar Plant
Cuphea micropetala * Candy Corn Plant
Cuphea viscosissima * Clammy Cuphea, Blue Waxweed
Delphinium occidentale * Western Larkspur, Duncecap Larkspur
Delphinium purpusii * Kern County Larkspur, Rose Larkspur
Dicliptera suberecta * Hummingbird Bush
Digitalis ferruginea * Rusty Foxglove
Digitalis Illumination Flame * Illumination Flame Foxglove
Digitalis mertonensis * Strawberry Foxglove
Digitalis purpurea heywoodii Silver Fox * Silver Fox Foxglove
Dombeya wallichii * Tropical Hydrangea
Duranta erecta * Sky Flower
Dykia fosteriana
Echinocereus coccineus * Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus
Echinocereus englemannii * Englemans Hedgehog Cactus
Echium candicans * Pride of Madiera
Echium gentianoides Tajinaste
Echium wildpretii * Tower of Jewels
Epilobium canum * California Fuchsia
Eremophila aurea * Gold Emu Bush
Eremophila bignoniiflora x polyclada * Big Poly Emu Bush
Eremophila glabra carnosa Winter Blaze * Winter Blaze Emu Bush
Eremophila glabra Kalgoorlie * Fuchsia Emu Bush
Eremophila glabra Mingenew Gold * Mingenew Gold Emu Bush
Eremophila hygrophana * Blue Emu Bush
Eremophila maculata * Spotted Emu Bush
Eremophila maculata brevifolia Valentine * Valentine Emu Bush
Erythrina acanthocarpa * Tambookie Thorn
Erythrina bidwillii * Coral Bean Tree
Erythrina caffra * Coast Coral Tree
Erythrina coralloides * Naked Coral Tree
Erythrina crista-galli * Cockspur Coral Tree
Erythrina falcata * Brazilian Coral Tree
Erythrina humeana raja * Dwarf Natal Coral Tree
Eucalyptus ficifolia * Red Flowering Gum
Eucalyptus macrocarpa * Mottlecah
Eucalyptus polyanthemos * Silver Dollar Gum
Eucalyptus sideroxylon * Red Iron Bark
Eucalyptus torquata * Coral Gum
Feijoa sellowiana * Pineapple Guava
Fouquieria splendens * Occotillo
Costa's Hummingbird Garden
Fremontodendron californicum California Glory * California Glory Fremontea
Fremontodendron Ken Taylor * Ken Taylor Flannel Bush
Fuchsia arborescens * Tree Fuchsia
Fuchsia corymbiflora * Peruvian Berry Bush
Fuchsia gartenmeister Bronstedt * Gartenmiester Bronstedt Fuchsia
Fuchsia thymifolia * Thyme Leafed Fuchsia
Fuchsia thymifolia variegata * Variegated Thyme Leafed Fuchsia
Gaillardia aristata Arizona Apricot * Yellow Blanketflower
Gailardia grandiflora * Blanketflower
Galvezia speciosa * Island Snapdragon
Grevillea alpina * Mountain Grevillea
Grevillea Coastal Gem * Coastal Gem Grevillea
Grevillea Kings Rainbow * King's Rainbow Grevillea
Grevillea Long John * Long John Grevillea
Grevillea Magic Lantern * Magic Lantern Grevillea
Grevillea Moonlight * Moonlight Grevillea
Grevillea noellii * Noel's Grevillea
Grevillea paniculata * Spider Flower
Grevillea Peaches and Cream * Peaches and Cream Grevillea
Grevillea Poorinda Blondie * Yellow Toothbrush Grevillea
Grevillea Red Hooks * Red Hooks Grevillea
Grevillea robusta * Silky Oak
Grevillea Robyn Gordon * Robyn Gordon Grevillea
Grevillea victoriae * Royal Grevillea
Greyia sutherlandii * Natal Bottle Brush
Hakea laurina * Pin Cushion Bush
Hamelia patens * Firebush
Heliotropium arborescens * Heliotrope
Heliotropium arborescens alba * White Heliotrope
Heliotropium Black Beauty * Black Beauty Heliotrope
Hibiscus lasiocarpos (H. californicus) * Woolly Rose Mallow
Hibiscus sabdariffa * Roselle
Hibiscus syriacus Jeanne D'Arc * Jeanne D'Arc Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus Lavender Chiffon * Lavender Chiffon Rose of Sharon
Hypoestes aristata * Ribbon Bush
Hyptis emoryi Silver Lining * Desert Lavender
Iochroma cyaneum
Iochroma grandiflora * Blue Angel's Trumpet
Ipomopsis aggregata * Scarlet Gilia
Isoplexis canariensis * Canary Island Foxglove
Justicia aurea * Yellow Jacobina
Justicia californica * Chuparosa
Justicia californica Tecate Gold * Tecate Gold Chuparosa
Justicia carnea * Brazilian Plume Plant
Justicia coccinea * Firespike
Justicia Fruit Salad * Fruit Salad Shrimp Plant
Justicia Jambalaya * Jambalaya Shrimp Plant
Justicia leonardii * Orange Justicia
Justicia rizzinii * Firecracker Flower
Justicia suberecta * Hummingbird Bush
Keckiella antirrhinoides * Yellow Bush Penstemon
Keckiella cordifolia * Heartleaf Penstemon
Keckiella ternata * Blue Stemmed Penstemon
Kniphofia Blaze * Blaze Red Hot Poker
Kniphofia Christmas Cheer * Christmas Cheer Red Hot Poker
Kniphofia galpinii Orange Flame * Orange Flame Red Hot Poker
Kniphofia Rockette Yellow * Rockette Yellow Red Hot Poker
Kniphofia Shining Sceptre * Shining Sceptre Red Hot Poker

Broad Tailed Hummingbird Garden
Lantana Luscious Citrus Blend
Lavatera assurgentiflora * Tree Mallow
Lavatera Barnsley * Barnsley Mallow
Lavatera bicolor * Bush Mallow
Lavatera purisima * Purisima Tree Mallow
Leonotis leonurus * Lion's Tail
Leonotis leonurus white * White Lion's Tail
Leonotis menthifolia * Dwarf Lion's Tail
Lepechinia fragrans El Tigre * Island Pitcher Sage, Fragrant Pitcher Sage
Lepechinia hastata * Mexican Pitcher Sage
Leptospermum rotundifolium * Round Leaf Tea Tree
Leucophyllum candidum * Violet Silver Leaf Sage
Leucophyllum frutescens * Texas Ranger
Lobelia cardinalis * Cardinal Flower
Lobelia laxiflora * Mexican Lobelia
Lonicera involucrata * Twinberry
Lonicera japonica purpurea * Purple Leaf Japanese Honeysuckle
Macropidia fuliginosa * Black Kangaroo Paw
Makaya bella * Forest Bell Bush
Malacothamnus davidsonii * Davidson's Bush Mallow
Malacothamnus fasciculatus * Chaparral Bush Mallow
Malvaviscus arboreus * Turks Cap
Melaleuca elliptica * Granite Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca hypericifolia * Hillock Bush
Melaleuca incana * Gray Honey Myrtle
Melaleuca quinquenervia * Paperbark Tree, Punk Tree
Melianthus major * Honey Bush
Mimulus aurantiacus * Sticky Monkeyflower
Mimulus cardinalis * Cardinal Monkeyflower
Mimulus flemingii * Island Monkeyflower
Mimulus Georgie Red * Georgie Red Monkeyflower
Mimulus Jack * Jack Monkeyflower
Mimulus Midnight * Midnight Monkeyflower
Mimulus puniceus * Red Bush Monkeyflower
Mimulus Ruby Silver * Ruby Silver Monkeyflower
Odontonema strictum * Firespike
Pachystachys lutea * Golden Shrimp Plant, Lolypop Plant
Pavonia missionum * Red Mallow
Pavonia praemorsa * Yellow Mallow
Penstemon centranthiflolius * Scarlet Bugler
Penstemon eatonii * Firecracker Penstemon
Penstemon grinnellii * Grinnell's Penstemon
Penstemon heterophyllus * Foothill Penstemon
Penstemon Margarita BOP * Margarita BOP Penstemon
Penstemon mexicali Red Rocks * Red Rocks Penstemon
Penstemon palmeri * Palmer's Penstemon
Penstemon parryi * Parry's Penstemon, Desert Penstemon
Penstemon spectabilis * Showy Penstemon
Penstemon triflorus * Heller's Penstemon
Phygelius capensis * Australian Fuchsia
Phygelius Moonraker * Yellow Australian Fuchsia
Phygelius Pink Sensation * Pink Australian Fuchsia
Psorelia pinnata * African Scurf Pea
Punica granatum Wonderful * Wonderful Pomegranate
Puya alpestris * Sapphire Tower
Puya venusta
Hummingbird Garden
Rehmannia elata * Chinese Foxglove
Rhus integrifolia * Lemonade Berry
Rhus ovata * Sugar Bush
Ribes aureum * Golden Currant
Ribes malvaceum * Chaparral Currant
Ribes malvaceum viridifolium Ortega Beauty * Ortega Beauty Chaparral Currant
Ribes speciosum * Fuchsia Flowered Currant
Russelia equisetiformis * Firecracker Plant
Russelia equisetiformis aurea * Yellow Firecracker Plant
Salvia adenophora * Oaxaca Red Sage
Salvia africana lutea * Golden Sage, Beach Sage, Dune Sage
Salvia Allen Chickering * Allen Chickering Sage
Salvia apiana * White Sage
Salvia blepharophylla * Eyelash Leaved Sage
Salvia brandegeei * Brandegee's Sage, Santa Rosa Island Sage
Salvia buchananii * Buchanan's Sage, Fuchsia Sage
Salvia cacaliaefolia, Salvia cacaliifolia * Ivy Leaf Sage, Blue Vine Sage
Salvia canariensis * Canary Island Sage
Salvia candelabrum * Candelabra Sage
Salvia carduacea * Thistle Sage
Salvia Celestial Blue * Celestial Blue Sage
Salvia chiapensis * Chiapas Sage
Salvia chionopeplica Baja Sage
Salvia clevelandii * Cleveland Sage, Blue Sage
Salvia clevelandii Winnifred Gilman * Winnifred Gilman Sage
Salvia coahuilensis * Coahuila Sage
Salvia coccinea Lady in Red * Texas Sage, Scarlet Sage
Salvia confertiflora * Red Velvet Sage
Salvia Dancing Dolls * Dancing Dolls Sage
Salvia Dark Dancer * Dark Dancer Sage
Salvia darcyi * Fiery Sage
Salvia Desperado * Desperado Sage
Salvia dorisiana * Peach Sage, Fruit Scented Sage
Salvia dorrii * Purple Desert Sage
Salvia elegans * Pineapple Sage
Salvia gesneriiflora * Mexican Scarlet Sage
Salvia greggii alba * White Autumn Sage
Salvia greggii Annie * Annie Autumn Sage
Salvia greggii Desert Blaze * Desert Blaze Autumn Sage, Variegated Autumn Sage
Salvia greggii Furman's Red * Furman's Red Autumn Sage
Salvia greggii Golden Girl * Golden Girl Autumn Sage
Salvia greggii Heatwave Glimmer * Heatwave Glimmer Autumn Sage
Salvia greggii La Playa Rosa * La Playa Rosa Autumn Sage
Salvia greggii San Takao * San Takao Autumn Sage
Salvia guaranitica Argentine Skies * Argentine Skies Sage, Anise Scented Sage
Salvia guaranitica Costa Rica Blue * Costa Rica Blue Sage, Anise Scented Sage
Salvia guaranitica Purple Majesty * Purple Majesty Sage, Anise Scented Sage
Salvia Indigo Spires * Indigo Spires Sage
Salvia involucrata * Roseleaf Sage, Rosebud Sage
Salvia iodantha * Mexican Fuchsia Sage
Salvia karwinskii * Karwinski's Sage
Salvia lanceolata * Rocky Mountain Sage
Salvia lemmonii * Lemmon's Sage
Salvia leucantha * Mexican Sage
Salvia leucantha Danielle's Dream * Danielle's Dream Mexican Sage
Salvia leucantha Midnight * Purple Mexican Sage
Salvia leucantha Santa Barbara * Santa Barbara Mexican Sage
Salvia leucophylla Amethyst Bluff * Amethyst Bluff Purple Sage
Salvia leucophylla Bee's Bliss * Bee's Bliss Purple Sage
Salvia leucophylla Point Sal * Point Sal Spreader Purple Sage
Salvia madrensis * Forsythia Sage
Salvia mellifera * Black Sage
Salvia mellifera Green Carpet * Green Carpet Black Sage
Salvia mellifera Skylark * Skylark Black Sage
Salvia mellifera Terra Seca * Dwarf Black Sage, Terra Seca Black Sage
Salvia melissodora * Grape Scented Sage
Salvia mexicana Limelight * Limelight Mexican Sage
Salvia microphylla * Cherry Sage, Graham Sage, Little Leaf Sage
Salvia microphylla Berzerkeley * Berzerkeley Sage
Salvia microphylla Dark Dancer * Dark Dancer Sage
Salvia microphylla Heatwave Glimmer * Heatwave Glimmer Sage
Salvia microphylla Hot Lips * Hot Lips Sage
Salvia microphylla Maraschino * Maraschino Sage
Salvia munzii * San Diego Sage, Munz's Sage
Salvia munzii Emerald Cascade * San Miguel Mountain Sage, Emerald Cascade Sage
Salvia Mystic Spires Blue * Dwarf Indigo Spires Sage
Salvia patens * Gentian Sage
Salvia regla * Mountain Sage
Salvia semi-atrata * Pine Mountain Sage
Salvia Sierra de San Antonio * Sierra de San Antonio Sage
Salvia spathacea * Hummingbird Sage
Salvia uliginosa * Blue Spike Sage, Swamp Sage
Salvia urica * Blue Bush Sage
Salvia wagneriana * Wagner's Sage
Salvia Waverly * Waverly Sage
Sambucus nigra Black Lace * Black Lace Elderberry
Silene laciniata * Indian Pink, Cardinal Catchfly
Sphaeralcea ambigua * Desert Globemallow, Apricot Mallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua Louis Hamilton * Louis Hamilton Apricot Mallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua rosacea * Rosy Apricot Mallow, Rose Globemallow
Sphaeralcea fulva La Luna * La Luna Globemallow
Sphaeralcea philippiana * Trailing Globemallow
Stachys albotomentosa Hidalgo * Hidalgo Stachys, Seven Up Plant
Stenomesson incarnatum
Strelitzia nicolai * Giant Bird of Paradise
Streptosolen jamesonii * Marmalade Bush
Tabebuia Apricot * Apricot Trumpet Tree
Tabebuia chrysotricha * Golden Trumpet Tree
Tabebuia impetiginosa * Purple Trumpet Tree
Tecoma X Smithii * Orange Bells
Tecoma stans * Yellow Trumpet Bush
Teucrium fruticans azureum * Bush Germander
Trichostema lanatum * Woolly Blue Curls
Trichostema Midnight Magic * Midnight Magic Blue Curls
Verbascum Southern Charm * Southern Charm Mullein
Verbena bonariensis * Purpletop Vervain
Zauschneria californica * California fuchsia