Plants for Attracting Hummingbirds to Your South/Central Texas Garden

Photo courtesy of The Hummingbird Society

TREES

Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia Willow Salix nigra (down from seeds for nests)
Chaste* Vitex agnus-castus (native to Mediterranean) Chinaberry* Melia azedarach (native to China) Mimosa* Albizzia julibrissin (native to China)

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SHRUBS

Autumn Sage Salvia greggii Flame Acanthus Anisacanthus quadrifidis (wrightii) Mexican Buckeye Ungnadia speciosa
Esperanza/Yellow bells Tecoma stans Coralbean Erythrina herbacea Anacacho Orchid Tree Bauhinia lunarioides
Cenizo Leucophylum frutescens Lantana Lantana horrida Red Yucca Hesperaloe parviflora
Rattlebush Sesbania drummondii Bird of Paradise* Caesalpinia gilliesii (Mexico, naturalized in U.S.) Abelia* Abelia grandiflora (China)
Beebalm/Bergamont* Monarda didyma (Eastern U.S.) Hamelia/Firebush* Hamelia patens (Mexico) Shrimp Plant* Beloperone guttata (Mexico) ? Justicia brandegeana
Mexican Honeysuckle* Justicia sp. (Mexico) spicigera ? Mexican Bush Morning Glory* Ipomoea fistulosa (Mexico) Cigar plant/Firecracker plant* Cuphea micropetala (Mexico)
Flowering Quince* Chaenomeles japonica (Japan) Cape Honeysuckle* Tecomaria capensis Butterfly Bush* Buddleia davidii

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VINES

Trumpet Vine Campsis radicans Cross Vine Bignonia capreolata Coral Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens
Snapdragon Vine Maurandia antirrhiniflora Cypress Vine* Quamoclit sp. Scarlet Runner Bean* Phaseolus coccineus

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WILD & GARDEN FLOWERS

Bluebonnet Lupinus texensis Indian Paintbrush Castileja indivisa Salvia Salvia spp.
Horsemint Monarda citriodella Foxglove/Beard tongue Penstemon spp. Verbena Verbena spp.
Texas Betony Stachys coccinea Red columbine Aguilegia canadensis Yellow Columbine Aguilegia hinkleyana
Larkspur Delphinium spp. Standing Cypress Ipomopsis rubra Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis
Wild Tobacco Nicotiana glauca Turk’s Cap Malvaviscus drummondii Hibiscus* Hibiscus spp.
Mexican Butterflyweed* Asclepias currasavica Firecracker plant* Russelia equisetiformis Impatiens* Impatiens spp.
Begonia* Begonia spp. Geranium* Pelargonium spp. Rosemary* Rosmarinus officionalis
Fuchsia* Fuchsia sp. Pentas* Pentas lanceolata Iris* Iris spp.
Canna* Canna generalis Red Hot Poker plant* Kniphofia uvaria

*Indicates introduced/non-native

For more information on this topic:

The Bexar County Master Gardener Hotline Speak to one of our volunteer Master Gardeners on duty, 210-631-0400 or E-mail at info@bexarmg.org

David Rodriguez – County Horticulture Agent-Bexar County, 210-631-0400 or E-mail at dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu

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