The 10 Best Vines to Grow for Hummingbirds

The 10 Best Vines to Grow for Hummingbirds

If you want to grow vines for hummingbirds, You might think You need a lot of space. But even if your growing space is limited, it is still possible to grow vines in it Containers on your patio, deck or balcony. But it doesn't matter Where you decide to plant these hummingbird vines – in containers or directly in the garden – place them where they will be able to enjoy pollinators who will undoubtedly visit the nectar-filled flowers.

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Trumpet honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirensZones 4 to 9

Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees love native honeysuckle. Planting them in full sun or partial shade and moist soil will encourage better flowering. The trumpet-shaped orange-red flowers appear in clusters among the bluish-green leaves, which persist through the winter in southern states.

Why we love it: Unlike many other plants, trumpet honeysuckle grows in clay soil and near black walnut trees.

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MandevilleZones 10 to 11 or annual

A drought-tolerant hummingbird vine that can be grown in a container, hanging basket, or directly 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 your mandevilla indoors in a warm, sunny place.

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Cobaea Scadens, a vineyard for hummingbirdsReda & Partners SRL/Alami
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Vine cup and saucer

Climbing guinea pigAnnual, perennial in zones 9 to 11

A vigorous grower, give this vine sturdy support for climbing and displaying its fragrant cup-shaped blooms. The flowers bloom green and then mature to purple, lasting about four days. It grows in full sun and provides a little afternoon shade in hotter areas.

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

Vines for hummingbirdsCourtesy Lisa Keyes

Scarlet runner bean

Cocinius beansannual

Plant crimson runner beans, a favorite hummingbird vine, in full sun in your vegetable or flower garden. You can train these long vines to a trellis, tree, or fence. Regular harvesting will keep this vining plant producing more bean pods and its crimson-colored flowers in full bloom.

Why we love it: The red flowers will brighten the landscape and attract hummingbirds. Note that the beans are edible.

Tropaeolum Peregrinum, canary creeper.  The photo was taken in 2008. The exact date is unknown.Hugh Wilford / Scientific

Creeping canary

Foreign cupZones 9 to 10 or annual

Take a closer look at the bright yellow flowers and you'll see the inspiration for the common name. This climbing nasturtium grows in full sun to part shade with moist, well-drained soil. Allow it to scramble among other plants, train it up a trellis, or grow it in a hanging basket.

Why we love it: The sunny yellow flowers are very showy and fragrant.

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Brazilian firework vine, candy corn vine, cigar flower (Mannetia luteurubra, Manetia bicolor, Manetia inflata), floweringAngle of view/scientific

Candy corn plant

Manitia luteoroperaZones 10 to 11 or annual

Calorie-free candy corn is a delight for gardeners of all ages. The orange tubular flowers on hummingbird vines are tipped with yellow, making them look like a Halloween treat. Grows in full sun to light shade and moist, well-drained soil.

Why we love it: When the outside weather is too harsh, candy corn can be grown indoors as a houseplant.

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Climbing snapdragon vines for hummingbirdsSteven Hauser/Botany Images/Alamy


Climb AsarinaZones 9 to 10 or annual

Liven up your summer and fall garden with indigo, violet, pink or white fig flowers. Grow them in full sun to part shade on a trellis or allow the stems to extend over the edge of a hanging basket.

Why we love it: The flowers resemble snapdragons, which is why the fig plant is sometimes referred to as climbing snapdragon.

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Purple passionflower, beautiful flowersCourtesy Joe Bob Hall

Purple passionflower

Flower of Passion IncarnateZones 5 to 9

Its unique blooms make this vine stand out in a sunny spot in the garden or in a container. You can even overwinter it as a houseplant. Also called maybob, these fast-spreading vines of hummingbirds may need a little taming. Avoid using other species invasive to your area.

Why we love it: It is native to the southeast we. It also attracts butterflies.

Ruby the Red-throated Hummingbird feeds the Trumpet Creeper VineTom Ullman/Alamy

Trumpet vine

Campsis RadicalsZones 4 to 9

This is the most classic and well-known hummingbird vine. Its eastern habitat we. In Canada, trumpet vine thrives in full sun and poor soil. Avoid excess fertilizer as it can prevent flowering. Plant them in limited areas or mow the suckers to keep them under control. It is important to note that it can be a weed or invasive in some southeastern states.

Why we love it: The orange-red trumpet flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds.

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Hummingbird vines, fava beans, or Egyptian bean seed podsRex May/Alamy

Hyacinth bean vine

Dolichos LalabZones 10 to 11 or annual

This purple beauty will quickly cover a trellis or fence and its green leaves, white, pink or rose-purple flowers and purple pods will provide color that lasts all season. Hyacinth grows in full sun to partial shade. Although it is an annual, it is often grown in the garden.

Why we love it: The fragrant flowers are a treat for the senses. Additionally, once established, these hummingbird vines are drought tolerant.

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