There are a wide variety of plants which attract hummingbirds, but they are especially drawn to plants with tubular, red flowers. Here are 5 great "reds" to attract hummingbirds to your garden:
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) Hummingbirds can spot their red colors from far away. Plant 'Fan Salmon' in well-drained soils.
This heirloom Lobelia (Cardinal Flower) has beet-red foliage and scarlet flowers from midsummer on. 'Queen Victoria'
One look at Red Birds in a Tree and you can see how it earned its name. Once established, it will bloom from spring through fall. Great for xeriscaping.
Crocosmia produce intense red flowers on long stems. A dramatic addition to your hummingbird garden. 'Lucifer'
Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber) is a compact shrub which blooms cherry-red. 'Jupiter’s Beard'