I have hummingbird feeders but now want to add flowers or bushes in my flower garden at add to the attraction. Any suggestion on perennials for zone 5????
For flowers I suggest
Delphinium. Bleeding heart
Foxglove. Virginia bluebell
Lily of the valley. Fire pink
For bushes I suggest
Rose of sharon
Azalea. I hope this helps :) Here's a pic of my hummer garden.
Any number of Salvias hardy to your zone.
Annuals such as Mexican Sunflower, Fuschia and Zinnias.
Perennials such as Beardtongue (Penstemon) and Agastache spp.
The one perennial I had last year that they definitely went for was coral honeysuckle. I'm adding more plants this year, but hesitate to recommend anything I haven't had personal experience growing.
Most of my hummingbird garden last year was annuals and tender perennials. If you're willing to try something that probably won't overwinter outdoors, get a Salvia guaranitica. Blue Brazilian sage. They love it.