10 Wildflowers that Attract Birds to Your Yard

10 Wildflowers That Attract Birds to Your Yard

If you want to attract birds to your yard and also would like to add a splash of color with flowers, might I suggest the best of both worlds?

Below are 10 wildflowers that you can plant in your yard that birds enjoy.  As an added bonus, they are all easy to grow because they are native to the United States. Most attract beautiful butterflies too.

Why Plant Wildflowers?

1.) Wildflowers are native to the United States.
2.)  They are easy to grow in most soils.
3.) They are beautiful and birds like American goldfinch, house finches, red-breasted nuthatches, white-breasted nuthatches, cardinals, blue jays, titmice, Orioles, and a whole slew of additional birds will visit them during the growing season.

In the spring, the birds enjoy a hearty feast of insects that are pollinating the flowers. Once the seeds start to ripen, the birds collect the seed to eat.

You are planting a beautiful garden to watch flourish and attracting birds as well.  It is the best of both worlds.


Excellent Wildflower Choices


1.) Asters

Chickadees and goldfinches, eat the seeds from the aster plant because they are easy for them to perch upon.

Attracts bees and other beneficial insects.

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1.) Grows as a perennial in USDA Zones: 4 – 8. It does best in full sun but can grow in partial shade areas and is extremely cold tolerant.

2.) Blue Aster flowers have large flower heads that bloom in different shades of blue throughout the summer and into early autumn.

Additional Reading:
Grow Aster From Seed
Lifecycle of a Monarch


2.) Blackeyed Susan

Plant black-eyed Susans in your garden to attract insects, birds, and butterflies. Birds eat insects that visit the flowers and seeds.

Butterflies like the black swallowtail and Eastern tiger swallowtail love to collect the nectar.

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3.) Blue Anise Hyssop

Blue Anise Hyssop is a beautiful pollinator-friendly perennial with fragrant blue or purple-hued flowers.

Great for attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

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4.) Tickseed

A hardy annual that will reseed itself and act like a perennial.  The plant will bloom from summer to fall.

Attracts bees, birds, and butterflies.

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5.) Firewheel or Indian Basket

A beautiful annual that grows 18-30 Inches with long-lasting bright red and yellow flowers. A summer and fall flowering plant growing best in dry to medium soils on full sun sites.

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6.) Liatris

A stunning, flowering plant that matures to a height of about 24 to 48 inches tall.

The flowers of Gayfeather are nectar-rich, attracting an array of beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees, hummingbirds, and ladybugs as well.

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7.) Lupines

Lupines have beautiful spike-like blooms and make excellent seed production for birds.

Attract bees, birds & hummingbirds.

Deer Resistant.

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Additional Reading:
Deer Resistant Plants
Build Mason Bee Homes


8.) Mexican Hat

The Mexican Hat is a perennial plant with red-and-gold flowers.

The plant grows 12 – 36 inches high and grows well in USDA Zones: 3 – 9.

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9.) Coneflowers

Coneflowers are a must-have for every garden.  You can purchase flowers that bloom in yellow or purple.

Extremely easy to plant and grow.

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10.) Sunflowers

Sunflowers are grown as an annual flowering plant, They will grow quickly, bloom profusely, and later die with the first killing frost.

Sunflowers are best sown outdoors as a border plant, along fences, or in fields by the masses. They will bloom throughout the summer months and seeds can be collected at the end of the season.

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Additional Reading:
Simple Deck Feeders
Feeding Butterflies

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10 Wildflowers That Attract Birds to Your Yard If you want to attract birds to your yard and also would like to add a splash of color with flowers, might I suggest the best of both worlds? Wildflowers are native to the United States. They are easy to grow in most soils. They are beautiful and birds like chickadees, bluebirds, nuthatches, cardinals, blue jays, titmice, orioles and a whole slew of additional birds will visit them during the growing season.

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