Red perennials grab the attention of hummingbirds as well as humans. These small birds are beautiful and serve a valuable purpose by pollinating plant species. It is not difficult to attract these unique and beautiful birds to the garden. They mostly rely on flower nectar but also eat spiders and small insects. Hummingbirds are attracted to many types of flowering perennials, they particularly love red, tubular flowers. Here are some common red flowing perennials to include in your garden to attract hummingbirds.
Plant 1: Coral Bells- these small bell-shaped flowers bloom from late May through July.
Plant 2: Cardinal Flower- these feature tall spikes of bright red flowers that bloom from August through September.
Plant 3: Torch Lily or Red Hot Poker- flower spikes form above the grass-like foliage on these plants that bloom July through August.
Plant 4: Red Beebalm- these aromatic flowers have dense clusters of flowers that bloom from June through July.
Plant 5: Crocosmia- this plant grows in clumps and have one-sided, tubular flowers that bloom from June through August and sword-shaped foliage.
Plant 6: Trumpet Vine- a climbing vine that has clusters of trumpet-shaped blooms that flourish from July through September.
Plant 7: Maltese Cross- these flower clusters form on tall stems and bloom during early summer.
Plant 8: Red Columbine- this blooms during May and June and features spurred flowers that have attractive foliage resembling maidenhair fern.
Plant 9: Penstemon- these have spiked flower with green foliage and blooms from June through September.
Tip: To attract hummingbirds to a garden, plant these flowering perennials in hanging baskets, in containers, and in the ground. Flowering vines and hanging baskets provide a way for you to enjoy hummingbirds when inside the house. Hang the basket in front of one of your windows and let the vine grow along the outside wall of the window frame.