Hummingbird Plants

When designing your hummingbird garden it is important to select the right plants to attract these beautiful birds. There are a wide variety of options for hummingbird plants including a hummingbird bush or a hummingbird vine. All of the plants that attract hummingbirds produce beautiful hummingbird flowers throughout the year. In addition to selecting the right plants for your hummingbird habitat, you will also need a hummingbird feeder.  Click here to see what hummingbird feeders SummerWinds Nursery has to offer.

When selecting a location for your hummingbird plants, keep in mind that they often do best in areas with full sun and well-drained soil, though some varieties prefer partial sun to shade. No matter what you choose to add to your hummingbird garden, you will enjoy beautiful and vibrant foliage throughout the year.

Anna's Hummingbird So. Cal.

Plant Facts:

  • Type: Perennials
  • Height: Varies by type
  • Bloom Time: Spring to Fall
  • Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Shade
  • Soil Condition: Well-drained soil
  • Maintenance:  Low maintenance

Below is a List of the More Popular Plants that Attract Hummingbirds in the South Bay Area

Please Note:  Not all plants are available at all times of the year.  Selection may vary by location.  For availability, please contact your nearest SummerWinds Nursery location.

Full Sun:

Full Sun Hummingbird Plant Varieties
  • Beardtongue – Penstemon (a)
  • Bee Balm –  Monarda (b)
  • Blue Sage –  Salvia clevelandii (c)
  • Bottlebrush –  Callistemon
  • Butterfly Bush –  Buddleia (d)
  • California Fuchsia – Epilobium canum
  • Catmint –  Nepeta x faassenii (shown above center)
  • Citrus – Orange and Lemon
  • Desert Willow –  Chilopsis linearis (e)
  • Foxgloves –  Digitalis (shown above left)
  • Hummingbird Sage –  Salvia spathacea (f)
  • Larkspur –  Delphinium (g)
  • Licorice Mint Hyssop  agastache rupestris (h)
  • Lilies –  Lilium (i)
  • Manzanita – Arctostaphylos (j)
  • Mock Orange – Philadelphus ‘Belle Etoile’ (k)
  • Pentas (l)
  • Red Hot Poker –  Kniphofia (m)
  • Rocktrumpet – Mandevilla (shown above right)
  • Rosemary – Rosmarinus officinalis (n)
  • Salvia (All) – Salvia divinorum (o)
  • Salvia Gregii
  • Salvia Leucantha (p)
  • Scarlet Sage –  Salvia cocinea (q)
  • Summer Phlox –  Phlox paniculata
  • Tobacco Plant –  Nicotiana tabacum
  • Weigela (r)

Part Sun to Shade:

  • California Huckleberry –  Vaccinium ovatum (a)
  • Fuchsia –  Fuchsia hybrida (b)
  • Fuchsia-Flowering Gooseberry –  Ribes speciosum (c)
  • Island Snapdragon – Galvezia speciosa (d)
  • Pink Honeysuckle –  Lonicera hispidula (e)
  • Sasanqua Camellia –  Camellia Sasanqua (f)
  • Western Columbine –  Aquilegia Formosa (g)

Hummingbird Shade Plant Varieties


California's Hummingbirds

Allen's Hummingbird So. Cal.

For a list of hummingbirds in the South Bay area, visit our friends at Audubon California.

At SummerWinds Nursery, our Trusted Garden Advisors can help you select the best plants to make the most of your hummingbird habitat. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service, our knowledgeable staff and the highest quality plants.  With the right guide, you will have a thriving hummingbird garden in no time at all!

To learn more about Hummingbirds and other plants for the South Bay Area, click below.


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