Plant Combinations: Plant a Hummingbird Haven

By Kimberly Toscano

No need to sacrifice style when attracting hummingbirds to the garden.

With a little garden savvy, you can attract hummingbirds to any landscape, from formal knot gardens to rustic woodland trails. Balance style and function by focusing on plants that meet design needs first, then narrow down selections to those rich with nectar. In this sunny combination, shrubs provide structure and sugary blooms. Shining Sensation™ Weigela dresses the summer garden in hot-pink trumpets, while Ultra Violet™ Buddleia dazzles in purple. The analogous color scheme pulls blue into the mix with Indigo Frost™ Agapanthus. Tuck masses of Ragin’ Cajun® Ruellia around the planting, hummingbirds can’t resist the color red. Add floriferous perennials like Bells of Fire™ Tecoma and Love and Wishes™ Salvia and watch the hummingbirds swoon. 

Plant List

Shining Sensation™ Weigela 

Ultra Violet™ Buddleia

Indigo Frost™ Agapanthus 

Bells of Fire™ Tecoma

Love and Wishes™ Salvia 

Ragin’ Cajun® Ruellia

Combination Details

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-8

Key Features: Cut Flowers, Heat Tolerant, Long Bloom Season, Pest Resistance, Pollinator-Friendly

Design Styles: Contemporary, Cottage, Naturalistic, Tropical, Wildlife Habitat

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