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6 native flowers hummers love

By: Garden Gate staff
Want to bring in more hummingbirds next year? Plant a few of the native flowers on this list.

6 native flowers hummers love

Want to keep your hummingbirds happy? The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has had great luck with these native plants feeding their local hummingbirds.

  • Autumn sage Salvia greggii — Perennial; red in late summer to fall; full sun; 1 to 3 ft. tall and wide; cold-hardy in USDA zones 7 to 9, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 9 to 1
  • Big red sage Salvia penstemonoides — Perennial; red-purple in summer to fall; full sun; 3 to 6 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide; cold-hardy in USDA zones 6 to 10, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 10 to 1
  • Hummingbird bush Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii — Shrub; red summer to fall; full sun to part shade; 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide; cold-hardy in USDA zones 7 to 10, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 10 to 1
  • Prairie verbena Glandularia bipinnatifida var. bipinnatifida — Perennial; lavender from spring to fall; full sun to part shade; 6 to 12 in. tall, 15 to 18 in. wide; cold-hardy in USDA zones 6 to 10, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 10 to 1
  • Red yucca Hesperaloe parviflora — (in photo) Perennial; red in spring to summer; full sun; 3 to 5 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide; cold-hardy in USDA zones 5 to 10, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 10 to 1
  • Turkscap Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondiiShrub; red in summer to fall; part to full shade; 3 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide; cold-hardy in USDA zones 7 to 11, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 11 to 1

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