Plants that Attract Hummingbirds, Butterflies, & Bees

Below is a list of plants that attract Hummingbirds, Butterflies, & Bees to your yard. It may take a couple of weeks to a month before you really notice any activity in your yard, but with a little patience and persistence, you will be rewarded for your efforts. Both of these are important in the pollination of many of our flowering trees and shrubs and should really be encouraged to at least some degree.

The Hummingbird List

BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME
Ajuga Bugleweed Hemerocallis Daylily
Alcea Hollyhocks Impatiens Impatiens*
Antirrhinum Snapdragons* Ipomoea Morning Glory
Aquilegia Columbine Kniphofia Red Hot Poker
Asclepias Butterfly Weed Lobelia Cardinal Flower
Cleome Spider Flower* Mirabillis Four O’Clock*
Dianthus Pinks Monarda Bee Balm
Dicentra Bleeding Hearts Nicotiana Flower Tobacco*
Digitalis Foxglove Penstemon Beards Tongue
Fuchsia Fuchsia* Petunia Petunia*
Gladiolus Gladious+ Salvia Perennial Sage
Heuchera Coral Bells Tropaeolum Nasturtium*

The Butterflies & Bees List

BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME
Achillea Yarrow Eupatorium Hardy Ageratum
Armeria Sea Thrift Gaillardia Blanket Flower
Aruncus Goats Beard Helenium False Sunflower
Asclepias Butterfly Weed Heliotropium Heliotrope
Aurinia Basket of Gold Iberis Candytuff
Calendula Pot Marigold* Lavandula Lavender
Centranthus Red Valerian Liatris Spike Gayfeather
Chrysanthemum Shasta, Nippon, Lobularia Sweet Alyssum*
  & Painted Daisy Monarda Bee Balm
Cimicifuga Bugbane Phlox Paniculata Garden Phlox
Coreopsis Tickseed Rudbeckia Black-Eyed Susan
Cosmos Cosmos Sedum Spectabile Showy Stonecrop
Dictamnus Gas Plant Sedum Autumn Joy Sedum
Echinacea Cone Flower Echinops Globe Thistle

 

* Annuals +Bulbs All else are Perennials