Irises Attract Hummingbirds!

Yes, it is true; I have seen it with my own eyes!  Irises really do attract hummingbirds along with a long list of other cultivated flowers.  This particular list is compiled from Mathew Tekulsky’s book entitled The Hummingbird Garden.

  • Abelia, glossy (Abelia grandiflora)
  • Acacia (Acacia)
  • Aechmea (Aechmea)
  • Agave (Agave)
  • Aloe (Aloe)
  • Aloe, tree (Aloe arborescens)
  • Amethyst flower (Browallia)
  • Anaqua (Ehretia anacua)
  • Aphelandra (Aphelandra)
  • Apple (Malus)
  • Apricot (Prunus armeniaca)
  • Australian fuchsia (Correa)
  • Azaelea (Rhododendron)
  • Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)
  • Balsam (Impatiens balsamina)
  • Banana (Musa)
  • Beauty bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis)
  • Begonia (Begonia)
  • Bellflower (Campanula)
  • Bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
  • Bird of paradise bush (Caesalpinia gilliessi)
  • Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis)
  • Blood-red trumpet vine (Distictis buccinatoria)
  • Bottlebrush (Callistemon)
  • Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea)
  • Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii)
  • Cactus (Opuntia)
  • Cactus, Christmas (Schlumbergera bridgesii)
  • Camellia (Camellia)
  • Canna (Canna)
  • Canterbury bell (Campanula medium)
  • Cape honeysuckle (Tecomaria capensis)
  • Carpet bugle (Ajuga reptans)
  • Catmint (Nepeta faassenii)
  • Catni (Nepeta cataria)
  • Ceanothus (Ceanothus)
  • Century plant (Agave americana)
  • Cestrum, red (Cestrum elegans)
  • Chasmanthe (Chasmanthe aethiopica)
  • Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus)
  • Cherry (Prunus)
  • Chinaberry (Melia azedarach)
  • Chinese lantern (Abutilon hybridum)
  • Cigar plant (Cuphea ignea)
  • Citrus (Citrus)
  • Clematis (Clematis)
  • Clematis, sweet autumn (Clematis dioscoreifolia)
  • Columbine (Aquilegia)
  • Columnea (Columnea)
  • Coral fountain (Russelia equisetiformis)
  • Coral tree (Erythrina)
  • Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)
  • Cup-of-gold vine (Solandra maxima)
  • Cypress vine (Ipomoea quamoclit)
  • Dahlia (Dahlia)
  • Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)
  • Delphinium (Delphinium)
  • Dudleya (Dudleya)
  • Dwarf poinciana (Caesalpina pulcherrima)
  • Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus)
  • Eucalyptus, bluegum (Eucalyptus globulus)
  • Eucalyptus, red-ironbark (Eucalyptus sideroxylon)
  • Evening primrose (Oenothera)
  • False dragonhead (Physotegia virginiana)
  • Flame vine (Pyrostegia venusta)
  • Floss silk tree (Chorisia speciosa)
  • Four o’clock (Mirabilis jalapa)
  • Foxglove (Digitalis)
  • Foxglove, common (Digitalis purpurea)
  • Fuchsia (Fuchsia)
  • Geranium (Pelargonium)
  • Gilia (Gilia)
  • Gladiolus (Gladiolus)
  • Globe thistle (Echinops exaltatus)
  • Glorybower (Clerodendrum thomsoniae)
  • Grevillea (Grevillea)
  • Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)
  • Guzmania (Guzmania)
  • Hawthorn (Crataegus)
  • Heliconia (Heliconia)
  • Hibiscus, Chinese (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
  • Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)
  • Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
  • Honeysuckle, Japanese (Lonicera japonica)
  • Horsechestunut, common (Aesculus hippocastanum)
  • Horsechestnut, red (Aesculus carnea)
  • Hosta (Hosta)
  • Hummingbird bush (Grevillea thelemannia)
  • Impatiens (Impatiens)
  • Iochroma (Iochroma cyaneum)
  • Iris (Iris)
  • Island bush-snapdragon (Galvezia speciosa)
  • Japanese aralia (Fatsia japonica)
  • Jasmine (Jasminum)
  • Jerusalem thorn (Parkinsonia aculeata)
  • Kumquat (Fortunella)
  • Lantana (Lantana)
  • Lavender, English (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Lemon (Citrus limon)
  • Lilac (Syringa)
  • Lily (Lilium)
  • Lily, tiger (Lilum lancifolium)
  • Lily-of-the-Nile (Agapanthus)
  • Limequat (Citrofortunella)
  • Lion’s tail (Leonotis leonurus)
  • Lobelia (Lobelia)
  • Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)
  • Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
  • Lupine (Lupinus)
  • Madrone (Arbutus menziesii)
  • Maltese cross (Lychnis chalcedonia)
  • Manzanita (Arctostaphylos)
  • Melaleuca (Melaleuca)
  • Mesquite, honey (Prosopis glandulosa)
  • Mint (Mentha)
  • Monkeyflower (Mimulus)
  • Montbretia (Crocosmia crocosmiiflora)
  • Morning glory (Ipomoea)
  • Mullein pink (Lychnis coronaria)
  • Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
  • Nicotiana (Nicotiana)
  • Orange (Citrus)
  • Palo verde (Cercidium)
  • Peach (Prunus persica)
  • Penstemon (Penstemon)
  • Periwinkle (Vinca major)
  • Peruvian lily (Alstoemeria psittacina)
  • Petunia (Petunia)
  • Phlox (Phlox)
  • Pincushion flower (Scabiosa)
  • Pink (Dianthus)
  • Plum (Prunus)
  • Powder puff (Calliandra haematocephala)
  • Primrose (Primula)
  • Quince, flowering (Chaenomeles)
  • Red-hot poker (Kniphofia uvaria)
  • Rhododendron (Rhododendron)
  • Rosa de Montana (Anigonon leptopus)
  • Rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)
  • Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
  • Royal poinciana (Delonix regia)
  • Sage (Salvia)
  • Sage, garden (Salvia officinalis)
  • Sage, mealy cup (Salvia farinacea)
  • Sage, Mexican bush (Salvina leucantha)
  • Sage, pineapple (Salvia elegans)
  • Sage, scarlet (Salvia splendens)
  • Salmonberry (Rubus spectalilis)
  • Scarlet runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus)
  • Shrimip plant (Justicia brandegeana)
  • Siberian peashrum (Caragana arborescens)
  • Silktree (Albizia julibrissin)
  • Snapdragon (Antirrhinum)
  • Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum)
  • Spider flower (Cleome)
  • Spirea (Spiraea bumalda)
  • Star clusters (Pentas lanceolata)
  • Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)
  • Texas ebony (Pithecellobium flexicaule)
  • Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)
  • Tillandsia (Tillandsia)
  • Toadflax (Linaria marocanna)
  • Trailing abutilon (Abutilon megapotomicum)
  • Tree tobacco (Nicotiana glauca)
  • Tree mallow (Lavatera assurgentiflora)
  • Tritonia (Tritonia)
  • Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa)
  • Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)
  • Verbena (Verbena)
  • Watsonia (Watsonia beatricis)
  • Weigela (Weigela)
  • Wishbone flower (Torenia fournieri)
  • Wisteria (Wisteria)
  • Yellow bells (Tecoma stans)
  • Yucca (Yucca)
  • Zinnia (Zinnia)
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