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A List of Tubular Flowers

Updated on June 19, 2013

Another fascinating gift that we all enjoy from Mother Nature are the flowers. They all differ in shapes, colors and sizes but they all beautifies the surroundings and our gardens. They add colors to life.

And speaking of shape, tubular-shaped flowers or those trumpet flowers tend to be attractive not only to us, but to hummingbirds as well. So here goes all the flowers I had gathered in their tube-like shapes that these small birds loves.

So what are some plants that bears tubular flowers?

trumpet vine
trumpet vine | Source

Trumpet vine

Campsis radicans

A woody, climber that bears a tubular-shaped, orange to red, or yellow flowers and always manages to get my attention as our local Walmart store has trumpet vines climbing up its walls.

Hummingbirds are also attracted to its flowers which maybe a candidate for flowering plants for those wondering on how to attract hummers with hummingbird flowers. Just be careful thou as you should keep an eye on trumpet vine, this is considered an invasive plant and would grab and climb up into anything.

Lady of the Night
Lady of the Night | Source

Lady of the Night / Dama De Noche

(Cestrum nocturnum)

The dama de noche or also known as queen of the night , or lady of the night bears white, fragrant flowers and the plant was discovered by two men: Davinder Singh Sains and Ragbhir Singh Ubhi.

Lady of the Night grows for up to 13 feet in height and is a woody shrub. One special thing I like about the flowers, are they opens up at night, releasing a sweet, fragrant smell. I did tried smelling them at daytime and it wouldn't work, I can't smell anything.

There is also a dama de noche legend that goes that this plant just appeared growing on the tomb of a beautiful woman who was neglected by her husband ( a ruler), because she can't give him a child. The wife, remaining sweet and caring to her husband had the habit of spraying a sweet smelling perfume to their bedroom every night. The plant was discovered by her husband one night as he spent some time reminiscing and repenting on his wife's tomb. Maybe one good reason why it's called Queen of the Night .

cigar flowers
cigar flowers | Source

Firecracker plant / Cigar flower

Cuphea ignea

This is another attractive flowers for hummingbirds, even for butterflies and would give a display of tubular-shaped flowers during the Summer season. It would also make a good plant in a pot for those with limited space, and with regular watering, the cigar plant would do just fine. The firey, orange to red flowers loves the full sun and because with its shape resembling the cigarette, it was named cigar plant.

And with this photo here, it does looks like a lit cigar with a bit of ashes on the tip. What do you think?

Do you have tubular-shaped flowers in your garden?

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Erica sessiliflora
Erica sessiliflora | Source

Erica Sessiliflora


For some reason, I could think of a jellyfish while looking at the photo of this beautiful Erica sessiliflora flowers.

This pale white-yellow flowers also called "cape heath," is a sun loving shrub with a woody, upright branch with its needle-like leaves.

cypress vine
cypress vine | Source

Cypress vine

Ipomoea quamoclit

One of the flowering vines I had planted in a pot for the hummingbirds, and it surely gets the hummers attention as the red trumpet-shaped flowers are attractive. Cypress vine loves the sun and would grow and be climbing, twining on the trellis and its 5 points on the flowers resembles a star.

The only thing I doesn't like much about cypress vine is that, I don't have much time to enjoy seeing the flowers in bloom, I would wake up in the morning with cypress flowers opened, and on the afternoon they would be droopy already and falling off the stalks as its blossoms last only for a day.

Chandelier plant
Chandelier plant | Source

Mother of Thousands

kalanchoe delagoensis

Look at those! It resembles a chandelier which is also why this plant is also known by that name, "chandelier plant." This beauty is another sun loving plant but can also tolerate partial shaded areas and is a drought tolerant. Flowers bloom from orange to red. And for those who might want to have a mother of thousands, you can start with seeds or leaf cuttings, be warned though that this plant can go invasive as you would be up one day spotting baby chandelier plants while tending your garden or pots .

Note: Be careful handling all plant parts as all parts are poisonous when ingested.

mona lavender
mona lavender | Source

Mona lavender


A shade loving, hybrid shrub that reach up to 3 feet in height, the mona lavender displays a tubular-shaped, lavender flowers with markings in a much deep purple color.

Mona lavender would make a beautiful potted plant and an eye catcher and is also used as a bedding plant. Butterflies also loves this lavender colored flower.

Aloe flower
Aloe flower | Source

Aloe flower

Aloe brevifolia

Aloe flowers are loved by birds and this succulent plant attracts sunbirds, mousebirds, and of course those tiny, curious hummingbirds!

The aloe brevifolia leaves are spiny and green-grayish in color and loves the full sun and a well drained soil.

trumpet honeysuckle
trumpet honeysuckle | Source

Trumpet honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens

With its flowers shaped like tubes, honeysuckle flowers attract hummingbirds while its fruits, the berries, when ripe feed birds. The trumpet honeysuckle needs a trellis as it is a twining vine. The tubular flowers vary from colors of red to orange with the plant preferring full sun and can grow for up to 7 feet tall.

Also known as coral honeysuckle, trumpet honeysuckle is tolerant to drought.

Philippine violet
Philippine violet | Source

Philippine violet

Barleria cristata

With its either white, pink, or purple colored flowers, Philippine violet requires full sun for a georgeous display of flowers, but would also thrive on shady areas and can be propagated through cuttings.

Don't be bothered if this plant dies in the winter season as they come back during Spring and is also self sowing. Grows up to 6 feet tall and is related to Mexican petunia (ruellia,) barleria cristata blooms late Summer to Fall.

foxglove | Source


Digitalis purpurea

The tubular-shaped flowers of foxglove appears on a tall spike that reaches 5 ft. tall in which flowers varies in many colors including white, yellow, into pink and purple. Spots or marks can also be found on the foxglove flower and it thrives well on light sun, to deep shaded areas.

It is also known in some other names such as fairy thimbles, dead men's bells, witches gloves and throatwort.

Note: Foxglove is a poisonous plant so be careful handling with it.

Perfume flower tree
Perfume flower tree | Source

Perfume Flower Tree

Fagraea ceilanica

Growing up to 20 ft. in height, and preferring full sunlight to partial shady area, the perfume tree bears a tube-like shapes of white or orange fragrant flowers and resembles pua keni keni of Hawaii.

The perfume flower tree is discovered in a rainforest in Thailand, and would grow in a pot as a shrub. It's fragrant flowers measures about 6 inches across.


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    • precy anza profile image

      precy anza 5 years ago from USA

      I agree. :) And some of them has the sweet smelling fragrance too which adds to their beauty. Thanks for dropping by and looking. ^-^'

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      Catherine Dean 5 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

      The flowers mentioned are so of the most beautiful and life sustaining in the world. Beautiful Hub. I voted up.

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      precy anza 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for dropping by and looking Brett! ^-^' All the different shapes really makes them special. :) Just went to a Walmart garden center few weeks ago and first time I saw a balloon flower. Cool! :)

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Nature certainly knows how to create beauty! Nice information and photos. Although I am not a gardener, I can still appreciate the colours and shapes of nature.

      Voted up, interesting and Sharing.

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      precy anza 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks Anna141! ^-^'

      @ Avian: They are. Specially that cigar and the erica. I'm gonna be trying some luck on the flower topic for a while ^-^'

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      These are all beautiful flowers, many of them that I knew nothing about.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Yeah, welcome. Very lovely hub and there are some flowers you listed which I find really interesting.

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      precy anza 5 years ago from USA

      @ unknown spy: I bet those yellowbells are just beautiful in their bright yellow color. And I agree with you on the cigar flower, the name suits well ^-^'

      @ moonlake: Are you attracting hummingbirds? Or already have hummingbird visitors? They love those flowers! I had my cypress vine planted last weeks of May and I tried it on a hanging basket, so far they wasn't as a happy climber like last year when they were on a bigger pot on the ground, but they are just starting to climb.

      Appreciate both your comments and thank you for looking at this tubular flowers! ^-^'

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I have the trumpet vine and the trumpet honeysuckle. I love the little cypress vine. I have planted seeds for it but they are just barely coming up. Voted up.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Wow! Those are amazing tubular flowers! We only have here yellowbell. The Cigar flower really caught my eyes. The name really tells it all.