Kim Eierman

Kim Eierman

Founder of EcoBeneficial!

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Notes on Using Plant Lists
  • Use plants appropriate to your landscape conditions, emphasizing plants that are native to your region.
  • Species may vary based on region.
  • Remember that plant diversity is crucial – not all pollinators use every plant.
  • Reference these lists in combination with other recommended resources to select the best possible pollinator plants for your Pollinator Victory Garden.
Flowering Perennials for Hummingbirds

Agastache rupestris (sunset hyssop)
Aquilegia canadensis (eastern red columbine)
Aquilegia formosa (western columbine) and other Aquilegia species
Arctostaphylos spp. (manzanitas)
Bignonia capreolata (crossvine)
Campanula spp. (bellflowers)
Campanulastrum americanum (American bellflower)
Castilleja indivisa (Texas paintbrush and other Castilleja species)
Chamerion angustifolium (fireweed)
Delphinium spp. (larkspurs)
Dudleya spp. (liveforevers)
Epilobium canum (California wild fuschia)
Erythrina spp. (Cherokee bean, coral bean)
Hesperaloe parviflora (Red-flowered false yucca)
Heuchera sanguinea (Arizona coralbells)
Hibiscus coccineus (scarlet rosemallow and other Hibiscus species)
Impatiens spp. (touch-me-nots)
Ipomopsis rubra (standing cypress)
Leucophyllum frutescens (Texas silverleaf)
Lilium spp. (Canada lily, turk’s cap lily, alpine lily)
Lobelia cardinalis (cardinal flower)
Lupinus spp. (lupines)
Mertensia spp.(bluebells)
Mimulus spp. (scarlet monkeyflower, monkeyflowers)
Monarda spp. (scarlet bee balm, wild bergamot, horsemint and other bee balms)
Monardella spp. (coyote mints)
Penstemon spp. (beardtongues)
Physostegia spp. (obedient plants, dragonheads)
Ruellia spp. (wild petunias)
Salvia spp. (sages)
Silene spp. (catchflies)
Spigelia marilandica (Indian pink)
Stachys coccinea (Scarlet betony)

Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Hummingbirds

Aesculus pavia (scarlet buckeye)
Aesculus parviflora (bottlebrush buckeye)
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii (flame acanthus)
Anisacanthus thurberi (desert honeysuckle)
Bignonia capreolata (crossvine)
Bouvardia ternifolia (firecracker bush)
Calliandra spp. (fairydusters)
Campsis radicans (trumpet creeper)
Chilopsis linearis (desert willow)
Catalpa spp. (catalpas)
Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey tea)
Clethra alnifolia (summersweet)
Galvezia speciosa (island bush snapdragon)
Hamelia patens (firebush)
Justicia californica (hummingbird bush)
Kosteletzkya virginica (Virginia saltmarsh mallow)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Lonicera sempervirens (coral honeysuckle and other Lonicera species)
Mahonia spp. (barberries, Oregon grape)
Malvaviscus arboreus (turk’s cap)
Ribes malvaceum (chaparral currant and other Ribes species)
Ribes speciosum (fuschia-flowered gooseberry)
Rhododendron arborescens (smooth azalea and other native azaleas)
Rhododendron catawbiense (Catawba rhododendron)

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