Hummingbird Flower Planting Zones

Here are the hummingbird flower planting zones 1 through 10 to help with your garden planning. Look for your area in the map and compare minimum temperatures to  choose the right zone for your location. You will find a list of flowers and plants that will attract hummingbirds and grow in your zone.

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Hummingbird Flower Planting Zones -1:

Minimum temperatures: Below –50 F (Below – 46 C)

Zone 1 includes the coldest parts of North America. They are the extreme northern parts of Canada, parts of the Yukon Territory, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, interior Alaska, and parts of the Aleutians and Kodiak Island.
Only the hardiest plants can survive in these areas.
These plants survive the cold temperatures and short growing seasons and they are enjoyed by hummingbirds.

Our Hanging Impatiens Plant
COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME ZONE
Impatiens Impatiens 1-11
Jewelweed Impatiens 1-11
Mexican Sunflower Tithonia rotundifolia 1-11
Nasturtiums Tropaeolum 1-11
Red Sage Salvia splendens 1-11
Scarlet runnerbean Phaseolus coccineus 1-11
Scarlet sage Salvia coccinea 1-11
Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus 1-11
Texas sage Salvia coccinea 1-11
Tree tobacco Nicotiana glauca 1-11
Zinnia Zinnia 1-11




Hummingbird Flower Planting Zones - 2:

Minimum temperatures: Below –50 to -40 F (Below – 46 to -40 C)

Zone 2 is the southern geographical area of Zone 1 which is the coldest parts of North America. They are the extreme northern parts of Canada, parts of the Yukon Territory, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, interior Alaska, and parts of the Aleutians and Kodiak Island.
Only the hardiest plants can survive in these areas.
These plants survive the cold temperatures and short growing seasons and they are enjoyed by hummingbirds.

Morning Glories on Our Arbor


COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME ZONE
Obedient plant Physostegia virginiana 2-9
Morning glory Ipomoea coccinea 2-9
Cardinal flower Lobelia 2-8



These plants can be used in the southern area of Zone 1 in addition to all of the plants listed in the zone 1 table.





Hummingbird Flower Planting Zones - 3:

Mimimun Temperature: -40 to -30 F (-40 to -34 C)

Zone 3 stretches along the Canada-United States border in North America.
It includes such cities as International Falls, Minnesota and Sydney, Montana.
This gardening zone has cold winters and warm to hot summers.
There is a 2 to 4 month gardening season.

Red Day Lily from our Hummingbird Garden
COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME ZONE
Bleeding heart Dicentra spectabilis 3-8
Columbines Aquilegia 3-9
Coral bells Heuchera 3-8
Day lily Hemerocallis 3-8
Delphinium Delphinium 3-7
Fireweed Epilobium augustifolium 3-9
Gay feather Liatris 3-8
Hollyhocks Alcea rosea 3-7
Hosta Hosta 3-8
Larkspur Delphinium 3-7
Liatris Liatris 3-8
Lilac Syringa vulgaris 3-8
Plaintain Lily 3-8

These plants can be used in Zone 3 in addition to all of the plants listed in zone 1 and zone 2.




Hummingbird Flower Planting Zones - 4:

Minimum temperatures: -30 to –20 F (-34 to –29 C)

Zone 4 includes the upper portions of Minnesota, Nebraska, and Montana.
A wide variety of perennials and herbaceous plants grow here because of the nearly constant snow cover with it’s insulating effect from the cold.
In spite of the cold winters, summers can sometimes be very hot.

Lavender Phlox from our Hummingbird Garden
COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME ZONE
Bee Balm Monarda 4-8
Bishop’s Hat Epimedium grandiflorum 4-9
Coral Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens 4-10
Foxglove Digitalis 4-8
Giant Hummingbird Mint Agastache barberi 4-8
Honeysuckle Lonicera 4-10
Horsemint Monarda fistulosa 4-8
Ipomopsis Ipomopsis 4-11
Morning Glory Ipomoea 4-7
Penstemon Penstemon 4-7
Phlox Phlox 4-8
Rhododendrom Rhododendrom 4-11
Skyrocket Ipomopsos 4-11
Trumpet vine Campsis radicans 4-9

These plants can be used in Zone 4 in addition to all of the plants listed in zones 1, 2 and 3.




Hummingbird Flower Planting Zones - 5:

Minimum temperatures: -20 to -10 F (-29 to -23 C)

Zone 5 includes the states of Iowa and the upper portions of Illinois and Missouri.
You can grow a large variety of plants in this zone.

Gladiolus
COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME ZONE
Butterfly bush Buddleia 5-9
Comfrey Symphytum 5-10
Crocosmia lucifer Crocosmia 5-10
Double Bubblemint Agastache cana 5-9
Gladiolus Gladiolus 5-8
Red hot poker Kniphofia vuaria 5-11
Red Yucca Hesperaloe parviflora 5-8
Rose of Sharon Hesperaloe parviflora 5-8
Sword Lily Gladiolus 5-8
Tritoma Knphofia uvaria 5-11


These plants can be used in Zone 5 in addition to all of the plants listed in zones 1, 2, 3 and 4.




Hummingbird Flower Planting Zones - 6:

Minimum temperatures: -10 to 0 F (-23 to -18 C)

If you live in zone 6, growing both cold-weather and warm-weather plants is possible.
Generally, cold-weather plants cannot survive summer in warmer zones.
On the other hand, warm-weather plants do not survive winter in colder zones.
In zone 6, you are lucky enough to be able to grow both.

Hummingbird Cypress Vine
COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME ZONE
Cardinal Climber Ipomea multifida 6-11
Cross Vine Bignonia capreolata 6-10
Cypress Vine Ipomoea quamoclit 6-11
Indian Paintbrush Castilleja 6-9
Lily of the Nile Agapanthus orientalis 6-8
Pervian Lily Alstroemerai psittacina 6-8
Red Star Hibiscus Hibiscus coccineau 6-11
Indian Paintbrush Castilleja 6-9


These plants can be used in Zone 6 in addition to all of the plants listed in zones 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.




Hummingbird Flower Planting Zones - 7:

Minimum temperatures: 0 to 10 F (-18 to -12 C)

Zone 7 basically includes a band around the middle of the United States.
For example the states of Georgia, Arkansas, and Virginia are in this zone.
Some parts of zone 7 receive high rainfall, while other parts get only moderate rainfall.
There is little snow cover in winter, so mulching would be advised with certain plants.

Hummingbird at Cape Fuchsia
COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME ZONE
Anise Hyssop Agastache foeniculum 7-11
Autumn Sage Salvia greggii 7-10
Cape Fuchsia Phygelius capensis 7-11
Chaste Tree Vitex agnus castus 7-9
Milkweed Mexican asclepias 7-10
Red Mint Stachys coccinea 7-11


These plants can be used in Zone 7 in addition to all of the plants listed in zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.





Hummingbird Flower Planting Zones - 8:

Minimum temperatures: 10 to 20 F (-12 to -7 C)

Zone 8 includes the Pacific Northwest and a wide band across the southern United States.
It has mild winters and a long growing season.
Only heat and occasional drought can limit the plant growth.
Some flowers can become dormant in summer.
Nonetheless, if you live in zone 8 you are lucky enough to have a climate excellent for gardening.

COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME ZONE
Bottlebush Callistemon citrinus 8-10
Cannas Lily Cannas 7-10
Cape Honeysuckle Tecomaria capensis 8-10
Cleveland Sage Salvia cleveland 8-11
Firebush Hemelia patens 8-11
Four O’Clocks Mirabilis jalapa 8-11
Lantana Lantana 8-11
Mexican Sage Salvia levcantha 8-11
Turk’s Cap Malvaviscus 8-11


These plants can be used in Zone 8 in addition to all of the plants listed in zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

NOTE: Check zones 3 and 4, since there are a few exceptions that won't tolerate the warmer temperatures of zone 8.




Hummingbird Flower Planting Zones - 9:

Minimum temperatures: 20 to 30 F (-7 to -1 C)

Zone 9 includes the southwestern United States, the Florida Peninsula, and the southern part of Louisiana.
The southwestern summers are hot.
Drought can be a problem.
Florida summers are hot and humid.
There are many beautiful plants that do tolerate these conditions quite well.
Zone 9 is a wonderful gardening zone.

COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME ZONE
Egyptian Star Pentas Lanceolata 9-11
Flowering Maple Abutilon 9-11
Fuchsia Fuchsia lyciodes 9-11
Kalanchoe Kalanchoe 9-11
Mexican Cigar Cuphea ignea 9-11
Snapdragon Vine Asarina antirrinifolia 9-11
Shrimp Plant Justicia brandegeana 9-10


These plants can be used in Zone 9 in addition to some of the plants listed in zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

NOTE: Check zones 1 through 6, since there are exceptions that won't tolerate the warmer temperatures of zone 9.




Hummingbird Flower Planting Zones - 10:

Minimum temperatures: 30 to 40 F (-1 to 4 C)

Zone 10 does not have winter.
Instead, it receives the balmy temperatures influenced by the ocean.
It encompasses parts of the Southern California coast, Florida, the Florida Keys, Northern Kauni, and the central portion of Hawaii.
It has a yearlong growing season.
It is best suited for tropical plants.
Additionally, many other plants enjoyed by hummingbirds do grow in this fabulous planting zone.

Bird of Paradise
COMMON NAME BOTANICAL NAME ZONE
Bird of Paradise Caesalpinia gillesii 9-11
Geranium Pelargonium hortorum 9-11
Egyptian Star Penta 9-10
Kalanchoe Kalanchoe 9-11
Pagoda Plant Clerodendrum 9-11
Penta Penta 9-11
Pineapple Sage Salvia elegans 9-11
Snapdragon vine Asarina antirrhinifolia 9-11
Yellow Bells Tecoma stans 9-11


These plants can be used in Zone 10 in addition to some of the plants listed in other zones.

NOTE: Check other zones, since there are exceptions that won't tolerate the warmer temperatures of zone 10.





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