Plant List of Food Favorites for Avian Friends

Ilona Erwin

Quicklist of plants to use in your efforts to make your gardens more environmentally friendly. There are repetitions in the lists when certain plants are supportive of more than one type of fauna in your flora.

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Plant List for Birds

The LIST:

Annual flowers:

Dill
Calendula
Candytuft
Cosmos
Petunias
Nasturtium
Zinnias
Bachelor buttons

Perennial flowers:
Asters
Campanula
Coneflowers
Echinops
Monardas
Phlox

Read the full article on making a bird friendly garden, here

Shrubs and Trees:

Pyracantha
Viburnums
Dogwoods
Cotoneaster
Honeysuckle
Mulberry trees
Small fruit trees, ie Crabapple
Roses, specie types

Shrubs for Birds


Especially for Hummingbirds

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Annual flowers:

* Lobelias
* Four-o’clocks
* Petunias
* Nasturtium
* Geraniums
* Fuchsias
* Impatiens

Perennial flowers:

* Coralbells (Heuchera)
* Columbine
* Penstemon
* Monardas
* Phlox
* Foxglove
* Hosta

Shrubs:

* Quince (Chaenomeles)
* Azalea
* Weigela
* Honeysuckle
* Buddleia

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Ilona Erwin

I started working on this website beginning in 1998, when it was part of Ilona's Reflecting Pool. Since then I've branched out into a number of online endeavors and work at writing lots of content for my sites. "Ilona's Garden" remains my primary site and is dedicated to home gardener's success.