11 Nectar Plants for Hummingbirds You Aren’t Growing Yet

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Aloe vera is a popular houseplant for soothing burns and is often grown near the kitchen. Outdoor nectar plants may provide gorgeous hummingbird-friendly blossoms.  

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Aloe Vera

Heat and partial shade tolerance make these plants versatile. Remember to water them regularly. Rapido Blue blossoms are violet blue. Invasive Campanula rapunculoides should not be grown.  

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Bellflower

Heat and partial shade tolerance make these plants versatile. Remember to water them regularly. Rapido Blue blossoms are violet blue. Invasive Campanula rapunculoides should not be grown.  

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Bugleweed

Cleome, known as spider flower, has long, threadlike filaments and elongated seedpods. Butterflies enjoy the self-seeding flowers. Combine cleome with zinnias and cosmos.  

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Cleome

Dahlias are perfect nectar for hummingbirds fueling up for their lengthy fall trip because they peak in late summer. Dahlias require more work, but don't worry. Post-frost tubers should be dug up and stored in a cool, dry garage.   

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Dahlia

So purchase a fuchsia hanging basket from the garden center this spring! Your hummingbirds will appreciate. Don't worry if your yard isn't sunny—these floral nectar plants thrive in partial shade.  

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Fuchsia

Gardeners who have grown this beautiful southern native plant say it attracts hummingbirds. Indian pink thrives in moist shade gardens with light shade to part sun and flowers in late spring to early summer.   

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Indian Pink

You usually grow salvias for hummingbirds, but Mexican bush sage is a good late-season food source during migration. These nectar plants bloom late fall to early summer in zones 9–11.   

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Mexican Bush Sage

This drought-tolerant, easy-to-grow perennial, known as dusty miller for its silvery leaf, attracts hummingbirds. Butterflies visit white, magenta, and pink flowers. This one is ignored by deer.  

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Rose Campion

Flowering vines attract hummingbirds. Grow in full light for most blooms. Spanish flag alludes to the bright red-to-yellow flowers. After the last spring frost, plant outdoors.  

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Spanish Flag

Its seeds attract goldfinches later in the season. Cold-weather tall verbena self-seeds. New compact cultivars like Meteor Shower produce fewer seeds. It likes light, moist, well-draining soil, and occasional drought.  

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Tall Verbena

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