9 Plants That Attract Beautiful Bluebirds to Your Yard

Sunflowers (Helianthus spp.)

Sunflowers are a significant food source for many birds, especially during migration. Their seeds provide essential nutrients for birds like bluebirds.

Milkweed (Asclepias spp.)

Known for hosting monarch butterfly caterpillars, milkweed also attracts insects that birds, including bluebirds, feed on.

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

With its bright red petals, the cardinal flower attracts hummingbirds that bluebirds often follow for the insects stirred up during feeding.

Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

This well-behaved vine with red tubular flowers attracts hummingbirds and provides berries that are a food source for bluebirds.

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinqefolia)

Despite its resemblance to poison ivy, Virginia Creeper is harmless and its fruits are a key food source for bluebirds in winter.

Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Buttonbush s showy flowers and seeds attract ducks and other waterfowl, indirectly benefiting bluebirds by supporting the ecosystem.

Elderberry (Sambucus spp.)

Elderberry shrubs provide bright dark blue fruits that bluebirds feed on, making them a valuable addition to any bird-friendly garden.

Oak (Quercus spp.)

Oaks are a critical part of the food chain, offering nesting sites and food such as insects and acorns for bluebirds.

Dogwoods (Cornus spp.)

Dogwood trees provide fleshy fruits that are a favorite for bluebirds, along with other birds like cardinals and titmice.