Attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden can be easier than you think! We suggest planting an array of flowers and plants to attract these beautiful creatures. We have put together a list of flowers and plants that are sure to bring hummingbirds and butterflies flocking to your yard. While it is widely thought that hummingbirds are attracted to the color red, they are really attracted to plants with throated flowers. Choose plants that have long throats. The plants listed below are just a few of the varieties that you can choose from; come in to The Family Tree and speak to one of our sales associates to find out more!
Black and Blue Salvia – This perennial is sure to add color to your yard not only through it’s lovely blue flowers, but also with the bright hummingbirds and butterflies it will attract. Another plus, this bushy plant is deer resistant!
Lantana – Coming in many cheerful colors, lantana is a hardy plant that will bloom all summer. This drought-resistant plant loves the full sun.
Butterfly Bush – The aptly named butterfly bush produces cones of fragrant purple flowers that butterflies love. Hummingbirds are also attracted to the sweet nectar.
For shady areas try Torenia. It is a prolific bloomer and offers hummingbirds (and bees) ample nectar.
Adding an attractive hummingbird feeder not only helps attract these tiny guests, it also looks really pretty as garden art in your landscape. Nectar in feeders need to be changed about every 3 days.
The plants listed above are just a few of the varieties that you can choose from; come in to The Family Tree and speak to one of our sales associates to find out more! For a printable list of plants, click here.