Lilac

Blooming lilac
Blooming lilac

Bloom time: Spring
Zones: 4 – 9 (depending on the variety)
Light: Sun

To me a lilac in bloom is one of the prettiest plants in the garden. No wonder hummingbirds love them, too!

Most lilac flowers tend to be in the cool color range (purple, blue, white, and pink) so you may need to plant some more vibrantly colored companion plants to get the hummers to notice them. But they definitely like the lilac nectar once they figure it out it’s there!

If you’ve never seen a hummingbird in action, this video of a hummingbird in a lilac bush gives you a close up view.

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