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Hummingbird Attractors Top 10 Vines For Hummingbirds By Melinda Myers

Trumpet Honeysuckle

Trumpet Honeysuckle - Lonicera sempervirens, Zones 4 to 9 - Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees love native honeysuckle


Mandevilla, Annual, Perennial in zones 10 to 11

A drought-tolerant vine that can be grown in a container, hanging basket or right in the garden, mandevilla thrives in full sun to part shade and well-drained soil. You’ll find many new cultivars with white, pink, maroon, crimson and bicolor flowers.

Why we love it: You can overwinter mandevilla indoors in a warm, sunny location.

Cup and Saucer Vine

Cup and Saucer Vine - Cobaea scandens, Annual, Perennial in zones 9 to 11

A vigorous grower, give this vine a sturdy support to climb and display its cup-shaped, aromatic flowers. The blooms open green and then mature to purple, lasting about four days. Grow in full sun and provide a bit of afternoon shade in hotter regions.

Why we love it: The flowers have a sweet musky fragrance and are reportedly pollinated by bats.

Scarlet Runner Bean

Scarlet Runner Bean - Phaseolus coccineus, Annual

Grow scarlet runner bean, a hummingbird favorite, in a sunny spot in your vegetable or flower garden. You can grow these long vines on a trellis, arbor or fence. Regular harvesting will keep the plant producing more pods and its scarlet flowers blossoming.

Why we love it: The red blooms will brighten the landscape and lure hummingbirds. Plus, the edible beans will amp up your veggie options.

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