The Best Hanging Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Lantana

Elaborate hummingbirds love lantana because it’s easy to take a drink from their small, clustered flowers. Lantana plants are vines, so they grow best from hanging baskets, pot edges, or over a wall, and best of all, it’s easy to grow them from a packet of inexpensive seeds.

Fuchsia

Fuchsias come in a variety of styles, but hanging fuchsia chiefly attracts hummingbirds because when they’re grown off the ground their mass of tumbling flowers is a safe place.

Petunia

Petunias grow easily and inexpensively from seed, but if that’s not your thing, buy plug plants from a nursery and wait until the last frost has passed before planting them outside in a sunny position.

Nasturtiums

Edible nasturtiums prettify a salad, but wait! Let the hummingbirds eat their fill first. Nasturtiums trail, spread, and twine if you buy the trailing types. Bush nasturtiums don’t hang, but they fill out the top of a hanging basket and attract hummingbirds nicely.

Trumpet Vine

Native to the tropics, the trumpet vine is an extravagant plant with massive, you’ve guessed it, trumpet-shaped flowers so large hummingbirds all but vanish into their midst. Abundant nectar reserves make trumpet vine an absolute hummingbird powerhouse.

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding heart differs slightly from others on this list because it’s a shade lover that blooms in early spring. These aesthetically pleasing perennials produce branches of heart-shaped, nectar-packed flowers that hummingbirds can’t resist.

Impatiens

Annual impatiens’ bright and cheerful outlook is irresistible to hummingbirds, pollinators, and gardeners. Best of all, they enjoy shade, so they’re a good choice to lighten up a dull corner of a shady porch.

Begonia

Begonia hangs from any free-draining container — even an old colander. They’re simple to grow and look after, and hummingbirds love their brightly colored fleshy flowers packed out with life-giving nectar.

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