Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies

Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies to Your Garden

Planning Your Garden

  • Ensure you have a source of clean, fresh water available. A mister, fountain, pond or bird bath are all good choices
  • Provide areas of both sun and shade
  • Include shrubs and trees to provide perches, shelter and a place to build nests
  • Plant flowers in tiers and include flowers that grow to different heights
  • Include flowers of various colors


Selected Hummingbird and Butterfly Attracting Plants

Plant

Hummingbird

Butterfly Feeder

Butterfly Larvae

Trees and Shrubs

Azalea

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Blueberry

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Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)

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Catawba Rhododendron

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Clethra

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Dogwood

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Flowering Quince

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Hibiscus

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Mimosa

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Rose of Sharon

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Weigela

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Willow

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Yucca

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Perennials

Achillea

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Agastache (Hyssop)

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Agapanthus

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Ajuga (Carpet Bugle)

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Aster

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Chelone (Turtlehead)

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Columbine

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Coreopsis

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Delphinium

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Dicentra (Bleeding Hearts)

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Digitalis (Foxglove)

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Echinacea

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Hemerocallis (Daylilies)

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Heuchera

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Hollyhock

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Honeysuckle Vine

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Hosta

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Lavender

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Liatris

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Loosestrife

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Lupine

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Milkweed

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Monarda

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Phlox

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Scabiosa

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Shasta Daisies

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Salvia

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Sedum

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Stokesia

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Rudbeckia

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Trumpet Creeper Vine

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Verbena

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Veronica

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Annuals

Euphorbia

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Fuschia

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Impatiens

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Lantana

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Marigold

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Penta

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Petunia

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Snapdragon

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Herbs

Dill

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Fennel

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Parsley

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