Garden Plants for the Birds

large & medium trees

small trees


Such as Virginia Creeper, Sawbrier (Smilax glauca), Greenbriar (Smilax rotundifolia), Trumpet Honeysuckle, Trumpet Vine, and various wild grapes.

Such as Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans), Bunchberry/Creeping Dogwood (Cornus canadensis), Creeping Cotoneaster, Wild strawberry, Wintergreen, Creeping Juniper, Partridgeberry, and Bog Bilberry (Vaccinium uliginosum),

Perennial and Annual Flowers with Edible Seeds
Such as Asters, Centaurea/Cornflower, Bellflower/Campanulas, Thistle, Black-Eyed Susan, Goldenrod, Ageratum, Cosmos, Cleome, Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea),China Aster (Callistephus chinensis), Coreopsis, Celosia, Dusty Miller, Amaranth, Phlox, Portulaca, Purslane, Silene, Scabiosa, Tarweed, Berbena, Sunflower, and Zinnia.

Hummingbirds and Butterflies

Perennial Tubular Flowers with Nectar for Hummingbirds and Butterflies
Such as Bee Balm, Butterfly Bush, Columbine, Cardinal Flower, Coral Bells, Hollyhock, Honeysuckle, Indian Pink (Speigelia marilandica), Jewelweed, Joe-Pye Weed, Morning glory, Penstemon, Phlox, Sage, Trumpet Vine, Red Buckeye.

Annual Tubular Flowers with Nectar for Hummingbirds and Butterflies
Such as Four O'Clock (Mirabilis jalapa), Fuchsia, Larkspur (Consolida ambigua)(self-seeding), Indian paintbrush (Castilleja spp.)(self-seeding), Petunia, Zinnia.

List of Northeast Butterfly Host Plants (where they lay eggs to overwinter) - click here

You can do a custom search for plants attractive to birds and/or butterflies here.

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