Pollinator Friendly Plants

 

Pollinator Friendly Plants

Create a sanctuary for bees, butterflies and other pollinators with a few of our expert tips: 

  • Plant a diverse selection of pollinator-friendly plants and flowers. They’ll provide pollen and nectar sources throughout the growing season.
  • Rethink your mowed lawn. Natural spaces support a greater diversity of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Provide uncultivated spaces with open mud and fresh water, which native mason bees need to build their nests.
  • Use beneficial insects, which bees need, to deal with pests.
  • Use selective insecticides to deal with insect pest problems.
  • Avoid applying any pesticides to plants in flower and during the day when bees, butterflies and other pollinators are active.
  • Always use any pesticide or insecticide according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Call a local beekeeper to move a large beehive if it is built in a troublesome place on your property rather than using chemicals to kill the bees.

You'll be able to attract pollinators will these plants:

PerennialsAnnuals
Agastache
Allium
Asters
Bee Balm (Monarda)
Cat Mint (Nepeta)
Columbine
Cone Flower (Echinacea)
Coreopsis
Hardy Hibiscus

Joe Pye Weed
False Sun Flower (Heliopsis)
Lavender
Milkwedd (Asclepias-
tuberosa/incarnata
)
Poppy
Sedum
Tall Phlox
Turtlehead (Chelone)

Ageratum
Clover
Dahlias
Gaillardia
Gladiolus
Nasturtium
Pentas
Petunias
Sweet Alyssum
Salvia
Sun Flower
Verbena
Zinnia

 

EdiblesHerbsFlowering Trees & Shrubs
Fruit Trees
Blackberry
Raspberry
Blueberry
Strawberry
Cantaloupe
Watermelon
Cucumber
Garlic 
Pumpkin
Squash
Pepper

Anise Hyssop
Borage
Dill
Fennel
Parsley
Sage
Thyme
Rosemary

Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)
Clethra alnifolia
Rose of Sharon
Serviceberry (Amelanchier)
Viburnum
Winterberry (Illex)