9 Favorite Perennials That Attract Hummingbirds Year After Year


Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees with colorful, fragrant blooms. Needs regular watering, sun, and well-drained soil, and benefits from deadheading and division.

Native Honeysuckle

Loved by hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees, this plant thrives in full sun or partial shade. Drought-tolerant and prefers cool, shaded roots with sunny foliage.


Tubular flowers attract hummingbirds and thrive in fast-draining soil. Drought-tolerant, it stops blooming and drops leaves in dry summer conditions.


Attracts pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Easy to grow in full sun, drought-tolerant, and requires minimal watering once established.


Ideal for hummingbirds with tubular blooms and sweet nectar. Tolerates occasional drought and flooding, prefers well-drained soil, and requires minimal fertilization.

Butterfly Weed

Supports numerous butterflies and moths, needs full sun and well-drained soil. Drought-tolerant once established and benefits from about one inch of water per week.

Cardinal Flower

Attracts Ruby-throated Hummingbirds with its red flowers. Thrives in full sun or light shade, requires constant moisture, and naturally grows in wetlands.


Provides early nectar for hummingbirds with high sugar content. Grows in full sun to partial shade, prefers well-drained soil, and tolerates various soil types.


A favorite of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees, it's drought-resistant and low maintenance. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil, with some varieties blooming in part shade.