Although many gardeners may have selection of plants that they plant to attract hummingbirds, the following list includes those native plants judged by Operation RubyThroat to be the "Top Ten" found naturally within the breeding range of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Archilochus colubris. Growth zones given under each species refer to the United States Department of Agriculture "Plant Hardiness Zones" for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

#1: Trumpet Creeper, Campsis radicans

#2: Beebalm or Oswego Tea, Monarda didyma

#3: Trumpet Honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens

#4: Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis

#5: Spotted Jewelweed, Impatiens capensis

#6: Red Columbine, Aquilegia canadense

#7: Canada Lily, Lilium canadense

#8: Indian Pink, Spigelia marilandica

#9: Red Buckeye, Aesculus pavia

#10: Mountain Rosebay or Catawba Rhododendron, Rhododendron catawbiense

Other native hummingbird plants:

Crossvine, Bignonia capreolata

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