Shade plants that attract hummingbirds 7 fabulous flowers to grow

The Columbia Lily (Lilium columbianum, Zones 5 to 9) is native to western North America and is known for its bright orange flowers with maroon spots. These nodding blossoms with curved petals attract various pollinators.

Columbia Lily

The Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis, Zones 3 to 9) is a North American native plant with five-petal tube-shaped blooms. It relies on hummingbirds for pollination due to its unique shape.

Cardinal Flower

The Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Zones 3 to 9) features heart-shaped flowers and is an ideal companion to ferns and hostas in shade gardens. It thrives in cool, moist conditions and is long-lived.

Bleeding Heart

The Ginger Lily (Hedychium spp., Zones 8 to 11) offers showy tropical foliage in summer and fragrant flowers in late fall. It prefers moist, rich soil and can be overwintered indoors in colder zones.

Ginger Lily

The Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia, Zones 4 to 8) is a shrub with large clusters of red blooms. It forms a long taproot, making it suitable for planting when young. This shrub is ideal for woodland areas.

Red Buckeye

The Weigela (Weigela spp., Zones 4 to 9) is a spring-flowering shrub that attracts hummingbirds. It is suitable for transition areas between taller trees and lower perennials.


The Coral Bells (Heuchera spp., Zones 3 to 9) include newer varieties that offer attractive foliage for shady sites. The dainty flowers on arching stems are appealing to hummingbirds.

Coral Bells