Best Flowering Plants for Birdwatchers

If your idea of a relaxing evening is to sit on your patio and watch birds in your garden, these are the plants for you.  Make sure you have your binoculars handy and even a bird identification app so you can show off to your friends how many birds you've seen frequenting your garden. 

Columbine gets its name from the Latin word for Dove. While it doesn't attract doves, it will attract a lot of hummingbirds to your yard. These beautiful flowers generally bloom in the spring. 

Red Columbine

Campsis radicans, or Trumpet Vine, produces a bright red-orange flower that hummingbirds love. This plant grows quickly and can get vines as long as 30 feet in just one year! Keep these pruned back so they don't grow over other areas of your garden.

Trumpet Vine

Echinacea is a very popular flower in drought-tolerant gardens. The bright pink cone-shaped flowers attract pollinators as well as birds such as Goldfinches, Sparrows, and Buntings. 


Another great flower to attract hummingbirds is Lonicera sempervirens, or Coral Honeysuckle. This vining plant has long tubular flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies alike.

Coral Honeysuckle

If you're looking for a show-stopping flower that also attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees, Saliva is a great option. You'll find Salvia in a variety of colors, but red seems to be most attractive to pollinators.


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