Shade plants that attract hummingbirds 9 fabulous flowers to grow

Petunia

These vibrant annuals, available in various colors, including speckled, spotted, and striped varieties, feature large, trumpet-shaped blooms that are favored by hummingbirds and bees.

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Calibrachoa

Also known as Superbells® and Million Bells®, Calibrachoa offers vibrant colors similar to petunias but with less maintenance. They come in both single and double flower forms, thriving in zones where petunias grow

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Cuphea

Cuphea, known for its amusing flower shapes that attract hummingbirds, can be found in varieties resembling tiny mice or with traditional elongated tubes. They're ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes, and containers

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Catmint

Catmint, prized for its long-lasting blooms and aromatic foliage, features tiny tubular lavender-blue flowers that attract hummingbirds. These perennials thrive in zones 3 to 8, with heights ranging from 12 inches to 3 feet tall and spreads of 18 to 24 inches wide.

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Sage, Salvia

With both hardy and tender varieties available, sage offers shades of purple, blue, pink, and white, attracting hummingbirds with its tubular flowers. They vary in height from 1-1/2 to 4 feet tall and spreads of 1-1/2 to 3 feet wide

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Beardtongue, Penstemon

This long-blooming perennial comes in various shapes, sizes, and colors, with spikes of tubular flowers favored by hummingbirds. They typically reach heights of 1-1/2 to 4 feet tall and spreads of 1-1/2 to 3 feet wide, thriving in zones 3 to 9.

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Bee Balm

Deer and rabbit resistant, bee balm features pom-pom flowers in red, pink, or purple that attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. They grow between 10 to 48 inches tall and spread 10 to 28 inches wide in zones 4 to 9.

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Daylily

Loved for their showy trumpet-shaped blooms, daylilies are a favorite among hummingbirds. They can reach heights of 1 to 6 feet tall and spreads of 1-1/2 to 2 feet wide, suitable for zones 3 to 9.

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Anise Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint

Aromatic and drought-tolerant, Anise Hyssop offers shades of red, orange, yellow, blue, and pink flowers that attract hummingbirds. They range in height from 8 to 54 inches tall and spreads of 8 to 30 inches wide

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