Posted on: July 7, 2021 Posted by: Debbie Teashon Comments: 0
Ribes sanguineum 'Claremont'

Here’s a list of plants—alphabetized by botanical names—that provide nectar for the Northwest’s migrating Rufous and resident Anna hummingbirds. Links to photos and information are for plants listed in Rainy Side Gardeners’ Plant Gallery and Growing Guide.

Hummingbird and Ribes sanguineum 'Claremont'

Rufus hummingbird visiting Ribes sanguineum ‘Claremont’

*Plants observed attracting hummingbirds.

  • Abelia grandiflora GLOSSY ABELIA  
  • Abutilon FLOWERING MAPLE  
  • Acanthus BEAR’S BREECHES  
  • Aesculus HORSE CHESTNUT  
  • Albizzia julibrissin MIMOSA, SILK TREE  
  • Alcea HOLLYHOCKS  
  • Althea MARSH-MALLOW  
  • Antirrhinum majus SNAPDRAGON  
  • Aquilegia formosa* COLUMBINE  
  • Arbutus spp. MADRONA, MADRONE  
  • Asclepias tuberosa MILKWEED  
  • Begonia spp.* BEGONIA  
  • Bessera elegans CORAL DROPS  
  • Borago officinalis* BORAGE  
  • Campanula medium ‘Calycanthema’* CUP AND SAUCERS, CANTERBURY BELLS  
  • Campsis radicans TRUMPET VINE  
  • Cantua buxifolia* MAGIC FLOWER  
  • Ceanothus americanus CALIFORNIA LILAC  
  • Cerinthe* HONEYWORT  
  • Cercis REDBUD  
  • Chaenomeles FLOWERING QUINCE  
  • Cleome spinosa* SPIDER FLOWER  
  • Cosmos* COSMOS  
  • Cotoneaster COTONEASTER  
  • Crategus spp. HAWTHORNE  
  • Crocosmias* MONTBRETIA  
  • Cupheas* (Many common names.)  
  • Delphinium species & hybrids* DELPHINIUM and LARKSPUR    
  • Dianthus species & hybrids* PINKS, SWEET WILLIAM  
  • Dicentra species and hybrids* BLEEDING HEART  
  • Dichelostemma ida-maia FIRECRACKER PLANT  
  • Digitalis species and hybrids* FOXGLOVES  
  • Echinops bannaticus  
  • Echium plantagincum BUGLOSS  
  • Echeveria species and hybrids*  
  • Eccremocarpus scaber* CHILEAN GLORY VINE  
  • Embothrium coccineum CHILEAN FIRE BUSH  
  • Epilobium spp.* FIREWEED  
  • Fuchsia species and hybrids*  
  • Gilia tricolor BIRD’S EYES  
  • Gladiolus species and hybrids*  
  • Grevillea species and hybrids* SILK OAK  
  • Hamelia erecta SCARLET BUSH  
  • Helianthus SUNFLOWERS  
  • Hemerocallis DAYLILIES  
  • Heptacodium miconioides* SEVEN SONS TREE  
  • Heuchera species and hybrids* CORAL BELLS  
  • Hibiscus*  
  • Huckleberries*  
  • Impatiens*  
  • Ipomoea MORNING GLORIES  
  • Ipomea quamoclit* CARDINAL CLIMBER  
  • Ipomopsis aggregata SCARLET GILIA  
  • Iris  
  • Jasminum stephanense* JASMINE  
  • Lantana  
  • Lathyrus* SWEET PEAS  
  • Lavatera MALLOW  
  • Lavandula LAVENDER  
  • Leycesteria formosa* HIMALAYAN HONEYSUCKLE  
  • Lilium* LILIES  
  • Liriodendron tulipifera TULIP POPLAR  
  • Lobelia Cardinalis* CARDINAL FLOWER  
  • Lobelia tupa  
  • Lonicera* HONEYSUCKLE  
  • Lupinus species and hybrids* LUPINES  
  • Mahonia* OREGON GRAPE  
  • Malus CRAB APPLE  
  • Mimulus cardinalis* MONKEY FLOWER  
  • Mina lobata FIRECRACKER VINE  
  • Mirabilis FOUR O’CLOCKS  
  • Mitraria coccinea CHILEAN MITRE FLOWER  
  • Monarda ‘Cambridge Scarlet’* BEE BALM  
  • Nepeta CATNIP  
  • Nicotiana* FLOWERING TOBACCO  
  • Papaver rhoeas FIELD POPPY  
  • Parkinsonia microphylla PALO VERDE  
  • Pedicularis WOOD BETONY, LOUSEWORT  
  • Pelargonium GERANIUMS  
  • Penstemon BEARD TONGUE  
  • Pentas STAR CLUSTERS  
  • Petunias  
  • Phaseolus coccineus* SCARLET RUNNER BEAN  
  • Phlox drummondii  
  • Phygelius* CAPE FUCHSIA  
  • Pisum sativum PEAS  
  • Rhamnus purshiana CASCARA SAGRADA  
  • Rhododendron species and hybrids*
  • Ribes species* FLOWERING CURRANT  
  • Salvias *SAGES  
  • Saponaria officinalis BOUNCING BET  
  • Scabiosa PINCUSHION FLOWER  
  • Silene spp.  
  • Syringa LILAC  
  • Tropaeolum ‘Alaska Series’* NASTURTIUM  
  • Tropaeolum majus* NASTURTIUM  
  • Tropaeolum speciosum* SCOTTISH FLAME FLOWER  
  • Vaccinium ovatum* EVERGREEN HUCKLEBERRY  
  • Verbena  
  • Veronica  
  • Vitex agnus-castus CHASTE TREE  
  • Weigela ‘Red Prince’*  
  • Yucca  
  • Zauschneria californica ssp. CALIFORNIA FUCHSIA, HUMMINGBIRD FLOWER  
  • Zinnia elegans
Hummingbird and Ribes sanguineum 'Claremont'

More about hummingbirds at Gardening for the Nectar Fueled Flying Machines.

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