Perennials that attract hummingbirds

Asked May 31, 2020, 3:57 PM EDT

Please recommend full sun plants to attract hummingbirds. My zip is 20905 which I believe is Zone 7A (please confirm that). My intent is to plant something that is sustainable to my zone and will come back every year. I read online that Honeysuckle attracts hummingbirds but am not sure it's perennial. Would appreciate your advice. Thank you. Mrs.Merriam

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Yes your hardiness zone is 7A. Some hummingbird favorites include native plants such as trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), scarlet beebalm (Monarda didyma), wild bergamont (Monarda fistulosa), and cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis).
They are perennials.

Here are some links from Rutgers and Penn State on attracting hummingbirds and more plant selections
https://njaes.rutgers.edu/fs1316/
https://extension.psu.edu/attracting-hummingbirds

Marian