Pollinator Friendly Plants at English Gardens
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:
- Bee Balm (Monarda)
- Cat Mint (Nepeta)
- Cone Flower (Echinacea)
- Hardy Hibiscus
- Joe Pye Weed
- False Sun Flower (Heliopsis)
- Milkwedd (Asclepias-tuberosa/incarnata)
- Tall Phlox
- Turtlehead (Chelone)
- Sweet Alyssum
- Sun Flower
- Fruit Trees
- Anise Hyssop
Flowering Trees & Shrubs
- Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
- Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)
- Clethra alnifolia
- Rose of Sharon
- Serviceberry (Amelanchier)
- Winterberry (Illex)
Learn more about pollinators.