Ontario Native Plant List

These plants are native to Ontario which can be used as a guide to attract hummingbirds to your garden elsewhere in Canada. You can help by sending us recommendations for plants that grow well in your province to be added to the list. Photos of the plants would be appreciated.


Latin Name Common Name Flower Colour Bloom Time
Impatiens capensis Spotted Jewel-weed Red/Orange August to September
Latin Name Common Name Flower Colour Bloom Time
Agastache foeniculum Giant Blue Hyssop Blue/Purple August
Aquilegia canadensis Columbine Red May to June
Astragalus canadensis Canada Milk Vetch Cream July to August
Castilleja coccinea Scarlet Indian-paintbrush Red/Green May to June
Chelone glabra White Turtlehead White July to September
Epilobium angustifolium Fireweed Purple June to August
Epupatorium maculatum Joe Pye Weed Purple July to September
Epupatorium purpureum Joe Pye Weed Purple July to September
Hibiscus moscheutos Swamp Rose Mallow Pink July to August
Lilium canadense Canada Lily Yellow/Orange/Red June to July
Lilium michiganense Michigan Lily Orange/Red June to July
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower Red July to September
Lobelia inflata Indian-tobacco White/Purple July to September
Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia Blue/Purple July to September
Lobelia spicata Pale-spiked Lobelia White/Blue June to August
Monarda didyma Red Bee Balm Red June to August
Penstemon digitalis Foxglove Beardtongue White June to July
Penstemon gracilis Slender Beard-tongue Purple May to August
Penstemon hirsutus Hairy Beardtongue Purple May to July
Silene virginica Fire Pink Scarlet May to June
Silphium perfolaitum Cup Plant Yellow August to September
Latin Name Common Name Flower Colour Bloom Time
Lonicera canadensis American Fly-honeysuckle Green/Yellow April to May
Lonicera dioica Mountain Honeysuckle Orange/Red May
Lonicera hirsuta Hairy Honeysuckle Yellow May to July
Lonicera involucrata Bracted Honeysuckle Yellow June to July
Ribes americanum Wild Black Currant Green/Yellow April to May
Ribes glandulosum Skunk Currant Yellow April to May
Ribes hirtellum Smooth Currant Green/Red April to May
Ribes oxyacanthoides Canada Gooseberry White April to May
Ribes triste Swamp Red Currant Red April to May
Latin Name Common Name Flower Colour Bloom Time
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree Yellow/Orange April to May
Latin Name Common Name Flower Colour Bloom Time
Campsis radicans Trumpet Creeper Orange/Red July to August