The Top 10 Hummingbird Wildflowers to Grow 

Spring brings bell-shaped red and yellow blooms till early summer. Grow columbine in well-drained, full sun to partial shade soil.   


You probably grow one of the 95 North American native salvias. Choose a salvia that works in your zone from the many selections.   


Scarlet red, white, or rose spikes brighten summer gardens. While rabbits normally pass past, butterflies may visit.   

Cardinal Flower

This summer bloomer's common name comes from its anise-scented foliage. It grows in well-drained, dry soil in full sun or part shade.  

Anise Hyssop

Bee balm's 2- to 4-foot stalks have rows of red or purple tubular flowers throughout July. Grow this strong self-seeder in full sun or light shade for enough growth.  

Bee Balm

Watch this plant grow from a mat of feathery foliage to tall branches with finely dissected leaves and tubular red blooms in two years.   

Scarlet Gilia

One of the best shadow hummingbird wildflowers. Growing forest phlox in moderate or full shade and wet, well-drained soil.   

Woodland Phlox

All states and Canada have native penstemon except Hawaii. Some bloom late spring–early summer, while others bloom summer–fall.   


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