What Flowers Do Hummingbirds Like?

Two plants that have had the most success in the yard at attracting hummingbirds are two species of Salvia (from Proven Winners):

  • Rockin Blue Suede Shoes Salvia (shown above)
  • Black and Blue Salvia

Two noticeable differences between the two varieties of salvia are the color of the flower and the amount of blooms.

Blue Suede Shoes Salvia Black and Blue Salvia
Light blue flowers Deep vibrant blue flowers
More flowers Less flowers

Both species are annuals that are grown in containers and are excellent at attracting a variety of pollinators, including honey bees.

The hummingbirds visit the salvia more frequently than the liquid feeders and far more frequently than the Fuscia and Lantana.

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If you plant it – they will come!

Top Attractions

  • Black and Blue Salvia

  • Blue Suede Shoes Salvia

  • Nectar Feeders

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Black and Blue Salvia
Midnight Blue Salvia
Black and Blue Salvia
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