5 hot-hued flowers that hummingbirds will love

Bee balm Bee balm attracts hummingbirds, says Tammy Poppie. As its name implies, it attracts pollinators well. Additionally, its fragrant foliage and fluffy pinkish-purple blossoms make this plant appealing.

Bee balm comes in raspberry red and violet. Container gardens benefit from smaller bee balm cultivars like Nature Hills' 'Balmy Purple'. Sunlight and nutritious soil will help them thrive.

Red cardinal flower Tammy Poppie and Tammy Sons propose Lobelia cardinalis to attract hummingbirds to a yard. This perennial thrives in wet soil and full to partial sun and flowers vibrant red in July. About 3 feet tall.

Crocosmia For red blossoms and majestic, arching branches, grow 'Lucifer' crocosmia in your garden to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. It beautifies cut flower gardens.

This tall plant thrives in full light and well-drained soil near the back of a border. 'Carmin Brilliant' and other fiery varieties suit large containers.

Butterflyweed Tammy Poppie says butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Despite its name, it's deer-resistant, has beautiful orange blossoms, and isn't invasive.

Sunlight helps butterfly weed grow. This drought-tolerant plant requires little care once established. Nature Hills sells butterfly weed.

Red-hot pokers Red hot pokers (kniphofia) are tall, spectacular plants with long flowering seasons. Their vivid colors attract hummingbirds and are ideal for tropical landscapes. They will also attract butterflies and bees to your plot.