Are you looking for some trumpet-shaped flowers?
If so, you are in the right place.
In this post, we are going to look at some of the most beautiful flowers that look like trumpets.
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12 Trumpet Shaped Flowers That Will Drive Hummbirds Crazy!
Brugmansia (Angel’s Trumpet)
Native to Central and South America we have Brugmansia. This is a woody tree or a flowering shrub that produces large beautiful trumpet-like flowers.
For that reason, it is also known as Angel’s Trumpets.
The flowers can be white, cream, pink, red, orange, yellow, or greenish.
However, don’t let the name or the beautiful flowers fool you. While beautiful, the plant and the flowers are actually poisonous.
Because of its large flowers, it attracts a lot of hummingbirds.
Native to Asia are hostas also known as plantain lilies.
These plants are available in a wide variety of different sizes ranging from just 12 inches across all the way to 5 feet in diameter.
During the early summer months, hosta plants will produce a cluster of trumpet-shaped flowers. The flowers come in many different colors, green, blue, white, purple, yellow, or pink.
Oh and by the way, yes, hummingbirds and bees love hostas!
Lilium is a genus of perennials known for their large, beautiful flowers.
There are hundreds of varieties of lilies which means that they come in all kinds of different shapes. For example, they are available in a bowl, recurved, tunnel, and yes even a trumpet shape.
Most lilies will bloom from spring until fall.
Lilies have large petals that can be white, orange, yellow, purple, red, or pink in color. And sometimes these flowers can have freckles.
Epilobium canum (California fuchsia)
Native to the Western parts of North America is the Epilobium canum as known as the California Fuchsia.
The California Fuchsia is a perennial that is known for its brightly colored flowers. These flowers do such a good job in attracting hummingbirds that you might also hear them referred to as the hummingbird flower or the hummingbird trumpet.
The expected bloom time for this flower is up to 4 weeks long.
They are drought tolerant and thus relatively easy to care for.
Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)
The desert willow is a flowering tree that can grow up to 25 feet. While it is not a part of the willow family, it is called the desert willow because the leaves are very similar to that of a willow tree.
It produces a trumpet-shaped flower that measures between 1 to 1 1/2 inches long.
The flowers are oftentimes pink or purple with white or yellow streaks in the throat. Because they are a low-maintenance tree that does well in desert-like environments, they have become very popular in the Western States.
It is also known as Willow-leaved Catalpa, Willowleaf Catalpa, Flowering Willow, Bow Willow, Flor De Mimbre, Mimbre.
Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana)
There are 67 species in the Nicotiana family and they can be found in parts of North America, South America, and Australia. All 67 species produce a trumpet-like flower that usually opens up in the evening hours.
In addition, during the evening hours, many species release a sweet-smelling fragrance similar to the smell of jasmine.
The plants range in a wide variety of colors and sizes.
Depending on the species, the color of the flowers can be purple, red, pink, yellow, green, or white.
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
Native to Europe we have the foxglove. It was given that name because the flowers look like the fingers of a glove.
These plants grow anywhere from about 1 to 5 feet tall and they tend to blossom during the summer months.
On a single stem, you can find a cluster of 20 to 80 flowers that come in a variety of different colors including; pink, purple, white, cream, yellow, and violet.
It is important to note that these plants, while beautiful, are also extremely toxic. Its sap, flowers, seed, and leaves (including dry leaves) are all toxic, and in some cases can prove to be fatal.
Some other common names for foxglove are dead man’s bells, fairy finger, fairy bells, fairy thimbles, fairy cap, ladies’ thimble, lady-finger, rabbit’s flower, throatwort, lion’s mouth, and Scotch mercury.
Penstemon (Beardtongue Flower)
Penstemons come in a variety of different colors.
You can find them in red, pink, purple, white, and even at times, yellow. They are perennials, but they like their space.
So when planting them, make sure they are not placed too close to each other.
If you decide you would like to plant them, make sure to choose a location with full sun and well-draining soil.
Also keep in mind that they can be a great supply of nectar for bees, butterflies, and even hummingbirds, so don’t be surprised if you see them roaming around your wild garden.
Native to the Americas we have the Tecoma Stans. This is a flowering tree that can grow up to 6 feet tall. It produces clusters of bright yellow trumpet-shaped flowers. It is drought tolerant and grows well in warm climates.
It is also known as Yellow Bells, Esperanza, Yellow Trumpetbush, Ginger Thomas, Hardy Yellow Trumpet, Yellow Trumpetflower, Trumpetbush, or Yellow Elder.
These shrubby plants can grow up to 3 feet tall and up to 3 feet wide. They produce large trumpet-shaped blossoms.
They are commonly known to produce white or purple flowers, but some species can produce bright yellow or red-purple flowers.
This plant produces a walnut-sized fruit that is covered in thorns. When the fruit opens it releases a number of brown seeds. While beautiful they can spread quickly and for that reason, some people may view them as a weed.
It is important to note that all Datura plants are poisonous.
Other common names for this flower are moonflowers, thornapples, jimsonweeds, and devil’s trumpets,
Native to the Middle East, Northern Africa, and the Mediterranean areas, Daffodils are perennials that have grown in popularity all the way to North America.
They are stunningly beautiful with their star-shaped backdrop and trumpet-like center. They generally bloom in clusters so if you spot one, you’re more likely to see many more.
When you think of daffodils no doubt you think of the color yellow. However, you can also find them in other color combinations such as white and yellow, orange and yellow, white and pink, green or orange.
They bloom in the spring (though they should be planted in the fall) and need sun in order to thrive.
If you already have daffodils in your garden or decide you would like to add them to your garden, remember that they make an excellent cut flower as well.
Trumpet Vine (Campsis Radicans)
Do you enjoy bird watching?
If so, then consider planting a trumpet vine in your backyard. The trumpet-style bright orange petals are very attractive to hummingbirds.
Though quite beautiful, this plant can be a pest for some gardeners. It can be aggressive and can even choke out other plants.
That being said, an experienced gardener, can use it to adorn fences, walls, trellises, posts, as well as other structures.
In order for them to thrive, it is necessary to plant them in a dry, hot area, where they can receive direct sunlight.
Keep in mind that if it doesn’t receive the proper amount of fertilizer or the proper amount of sun it can take years to bloom.
There you have it! 12 Trumpet-shaped flowers! Which one was your favorite? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.