Perennials for Various Uses

Long blooming perennials
Easy perennials
Shade perennials
Ground cover perennials
Perennials for damp soil

Drought tolerant perennials
Perennials for hummingbirds
Perennials for butterflies


Perennials for Hummingbirds

Scientific Name Common Name Bloom Period Height Exposure
Alcea Hollyhock June-July tall sun
Asclepias  Butterfly Weed July medium sun
Aquilegia  Columbine May-June medium sun/shade
Campanula Bell Flower June-Sept short-tall sun-partial shade
Corydalis Fumitory April-Sept short partial shade
Baptisia False Indigo June-July tall sun-partial shade
Buddleia Butterfly Bush July-Sept tall sun
Delphinium Delphinium June-July tall sun
Digitalis Foxglove June-July medium partial shade
Echinops Globe Thistle June-July tall sun
Geranium Geranium June-August medium sun-partial shade
Heuchera Coral Bells June-July short sun-partial shade
Hibiscus Hibiscus Aug-Sept tall sun
Hosta Hosta June-Sept short-med shade
Kniphofia Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily June-July medium sun
Lavandula Lavender June-July medium sun
Lilium Lily June-August med-tall sun-partial shade
Lobelia Cardinal Flower, Lobelia July-Sept med-tall partial shade
Lupinus Lupine June-July medium sun-partial shade
Mertensia virginica Virginia Blue Bells April-May medium partial shade
Monarda Bee Balm July-Aug med-tall sun-partial shade
Penstemon Beard Tongue June-August medium sun-partial shade
Nepeta Catmint May-Sept medium sun
Salvia Salvia, Sage May-Sept medium sun
Spigelia marilandica Indian Pink June-July medium partial shade
Verbena Verbena July-Aug medium sun
Veronica Speedwell July-Aug short-med sun
       
In addition, the flowers of many shrubs and vines attract hummingbirds.  Included are:
Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye      
Campsis radicans Trumpet Vine      
Chaenomeles Flowering Quince      
Hibiscus syriacus Rose of Sharon      
Ipomea Morning Glory      
Lonicera Honeysuckle      
Malus Flowering Crabapple      
Rhododendron Rhododendron, Azalea      
Syringa Lilac      
Weigela Weigela