20 Native Plants That Attract House Finches

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This list is a surefire way to turn your backyard into the ultimate bird party. No more boring blooms – we're talking about plants that'll make your finch neighbors strut their stuff. From the chill vibes of Eastern Red Cedar to the snack haven of Sunflowers, get ready to pimp your garden and show those finches a good time. Let's make your backyard the coolest spot in town for our feathered friends!

Selecting the Right Plants

Choosing the right native plants is crucial to creating an inviting environment for house finches. Consider factors such as regional suitability, bloom time, and the types of seeds and berries that appeal to these delightful birds.

1. Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)

Eastern Red Cedar adds a touch of green elegance to your garden and serves as a fantastic shelter for finches. The dense foliage provides a cozy spot for these birds, while the small cones offer a delectable source of seeds, making it a finch-friendly haven year-round.

2. Red Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Finches can't resist the allure of the Red Cardinal Flower. Its vibrant red blooms act like a finch magnet, while the tubular shape of the flowers provides easy access to nectar. Watch your garden come alive with the delightful presence of these feathered visitors.

3. Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Finches are drawn to Purple Coneflower for its cone-shaped blooms, providing a rich source of seeds. The vibrant petals also attract them with their striking appearance.

4. Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Black-Eyed Susan's bright yellow petals and dark centers make it visually appealing to finches. The seeds produced after flowering are a favorite among these birds.

5. Bee Balm (Monarda)

Bee Balm's aromatic flowers draw finches with their vibrant colors and nectar-filled blooms. The tubular shape of the flowers allows for easy access to nectar.

6. Sunflower (Helianthus)

Their large, seed-filled heads make

Sunflowers a finch magnet. The abundance of seeds and the height of the flower make it a preferred feeding spot.

7. Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Finches are enticed by Common Milkweed's clusters of pink flowers, and the plant provides ample seeds. The milky sap also attracts various insects, offering an additional food source.

8. Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

With its lavender flowers,

Wild Bergamot attracts finches seeking nectar. The aromatic foliage adds an extra dimension to the appeal of this native plant.

9. Serviceberry (Amelanchier)

Serviceberry's berries are a hit with finches, providing a nutritious and tasty treat. The shrub's overall structure is a suitable perch for these birds.

10. Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)

Elderberry's clusters of dark berries are a finch favorite. The plant's dense branches offer ideal nesting sites and protection for these birds.

11. American Holly (Ilex opaca)

American Holly's evergreen foliage and red berries attract finches year-round. The berries serve as a valuable food source during winter.

12. Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)

Finches are drawn to Spicebush for its aromatic leaves and red berries. The plant's dense growth offers shelter and a bountiful supply of seeds.

13. Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)

Blueberry bushes entice finches with their sweet berries. The dense foliage provides a secluded space for feeding and nesting.

14. Honeysuckle (Lonicera)

Honeysuckle's tubular flowers and sweet nectar attract finches looking for a quick energy boost. The climbing nature of the plant adds vertical interest to your garden.

15. Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum)

Finches enjoy Nodding Onion for its unique nodding clusters of pink flowers. The plant's onion-scented foliage also deters certain pests, creating a healthier garden environment.

16. Wild Indigo (Baptisia)

Wild Indigo's tall spikes of pea-like flowers provide finches with a visual feast. The plant's deep roots contribute to soil health, enhancing the overall garden ecosystem.

17. Viburnum (Viburnum)

Finches are attracted to Viburnum for its clusters of berries and fragrant flowers. The plant's multi-seasonal appeal makes it a valuable addition to finch-friendly landscapes.

18. Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

Chokecherry's abundance of dark cherries is irresistible to finches. The shrub's dense foliage offers suitable nesting sites, enhancing the overall habitat.

19. Coreopsis (Coreopsis)

Finches are attracted to Coreopsis for its abundant seeds and the nectar-rich flowers, creating a feast for both their appetite and visual delight.

20. Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)

Joe-Pye Weed is the rockstar of your finch-friendly garden, boasting large and showy clusters of flowers that serve as a nectar haven for house finches. These towering blooms attract finches with their rich nectar sources and provide a picturesque backdrop. Standing tall, Joe-Pye Weed becomes a focal point where finches can indulge in visual delight and a sweet nectar feast. Watch as your garden transforms into a vibrant stage for these feathered performers.