May 02, 2020

Bird Man Mel’s Favorite Plants

PERENNIALS

  • Coneflowers (purple & yellow – Native variety) – Finches, Hummingbirds & Butterflies
  • American Bittersweet (Native variety) – Bluebirds
  • Cardinal Flower (wet areas – Native variety) – Hummingbirds
  • Columbine (early bloomer – Native variety ) – Hummingbirds
  • New England Aster (Native variety) – Monarch Butterflies & Songbirds
  • Butterfly Milkweed (Native variety – Monarch Butterflies, other Butterflies & Pollinators
  • Blue False Indigo (Native variety) – Bumble Bees, Birds, Small Mammals
  • Ninebark – Pollinators, Birds & Butterflies
  • Buttonbush – Butterflies, Songbirds & Beneficial Insects
  • Eastern Redbuds – Birds, Bees & Butterflies
  • Joe-Pye Weed – Butterflies
  • Beebalm – Hummingbirds
  • Drop Me Scarlet Honeysuckle – Hummingbirds
  • Trumpet Vine – Hummingbirds

ANNUALS

  • Cigar Plant – Hummingbirds
  • Fuchsia Basket – Hummingbirds
  • Penta – Hummingbirds & Butterflies
  • Lantana – Hummingbirds
  • Cardinal Climber – Hummingbirds
  • Impatiens (shade) – Hummingbirds
  • Geranium (Red) – Draws in Hummers – Not a great nectar plant
  • Coreopsis – Songbirds, some Butterflies
  • Salvia (also perennials) – Hummingbirds & Songbirds
  • Petunia (only open-throated red ones) – Hummingbirds
  • Zinnias (particularly red ones) – Butterflies, Hummingbirds & Songbirds
  • Sunflowers – Songbirds
Gardening For Birds
It is so important to us to encourage everyone to see the beauty and wonder of God’s world.

"Remember Nature is a Stress Reliever from God. Take time today to listen to the Birds Sing."
Bird Man Mel
Bird Man Mel

Working Together for a better future

  • Mobility Worldwide
  • North American Bluebird Society
  • PMCA
  • National Audubon Society
  • Columbia Audubon Society