Perennials Beneficial to Birds

birds perennials

Aster (Aster species and cultivars)
Bird garden uses: seeds, prairies and meadow habitat
Bee balm (Monarda species and cultivars)
Bird garden uses: seeds, flower nectar, hummingbird habitats
Attracts: hummingbirds for nectar, finches for seed
Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia species)
Bird garden uses: seeds, prairie habitat
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
Hardiness zone 2-7, moist soil, partial shade
Bird garden uses: Nectar attracts hummingbirds
Columbine (Aquilegia species and cultivars)
Bird garden uses: nectar, seeds

Attracts hummingbirds for nectar
Compass plant (Silphium integnifolium)
Bird garden uses: seeds Attracts American gold finch
Coral bells (Heuchera sanguinea)
Bird garden uses: nectar
Attracts hummingbirds
Coreopsis (Coreopsis species and cultivars)
Bird garden uses: Seed, prairie and meadow habitat
Attracts: finches, sparrow and others
Delphinium (Delphinium species and cultivars)
Bird garden use: seeds, nectar
False sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)
Bird garden uses: seeds, prairie habitat
Fire pink (Silene virginica L.) – native
Hardiness to Zone 4
Full sun to partial shade
Bird garden uses: Nectar for hummingbirds
Globe thistle (Echinops exaltatus)
Bird garden uses: seeds, prairie habitat
Goldenrod (Soilidago species and cultivars)
Bird garden uses: seeds, meadow and prairie habitat
Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica)
Zone 5-9
Partial sun to shade
Bird garden uses: Nectar attracts hummingbirds
Joe-pye weed (Eupatorium)
Bird garden uses: flower nectar, seeds, prairie and meadow habitat
Maiden grass (Miscanthus species and cultivars)
Bird garden uses: seeds, cover, prairie, waterside habitats
Moss pink (Phlox subulata)
Bird garden uses: nectar, seeds
Penstemon (Penstemon spp.)
Bird garden use: nectar
Prickly pear cactus (Opuntia compressa)
Bird garden uses: fruit, nectar
Purple coneflower (Echinacea species and cultivars)
Bird garden uses: seeds, prairie, open woodland, and meadow habitats
Sunflower (Helianthus species and cultivars)
Bird garden uses: seeds, prairie habitat
Yarrow (Achellea species and cultivars)
Bird garden uses: seeds and alternative lawn or meadow habitat

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