The Best Flowers for Your Pollinator Garden

Mar 21, 2021

The Importance of Pollinator Gardens

Bees are essential for the reproduction of many flowering plants and pollinate most agricultural crops. Sadly, pollinator populations have been on a steady decline due to habitat loss and the commercial use of pesticides. You can help save the wonderful pollinators of our earth by designing your very own pollinator garden! Here are 13 flowers that we love but will also help your garden thrive and attract the bees!

13 Pollinator Plants

  1. Borage

Borage provides ample sweet nectar, which is perfect for bees. 

  1. Butterfly Bush

An excellent choice for attracting butterflies! 

  1. Coneflower

Butterflies and bees enjoy a drink of this flower’s sweet nectar.

  1. Cow Parsnip

The cow parsnip is one of the best sources of nectar and pollen for a wide variety of pollinators, especially small bees, and wasps.

The sap of it causes phytophotodermatitis in humans, resulting in blisters and long-lasting scars. Ukraine
  1. Dahlia

It’s best to choose the more open types of dahlias, such as the simple single or semi-double flowered types, which are hardy and low-maintenance plants that pollinators love.

 

  1. Daisy

The classic white and yellow appearance usually associated with this flower is particularly adept at attracting helpful flying friends.

 

  1. Dandelion

Dandelions are one of the easiest, hardiest plants that offer a surefire way to attract beneficial insects to your garden. Rather than getting rid of these bright yellow delights, we should be doing everything in our power to encourage them to grow!

  1. Goldenrod

Planting late-season blooms like Solidago is key to keeping your new friends around, encouraging them to stay rather than moving on to greener pastures. 

  1. Lavender

Bees go absolutely crazy for lavender, which also has other interesting properties that help with warding off unwanted insects, such as fleas, flies, and mosquitoes.

  1. Marigold

Marigold also comes with the added bonus of being excellent for improving soil health, and its roots are supposed to ward off disease-causing soil nematodes that often afflict tomatoes and other vegetables.

  1. Milkweed

Butterflies, wild and domestic bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators enjoy visiting this flower.

  1. Snapdragon

The snapdragon deliberately releases scent during the bumblebee’s most active hours during the day, which proves irresistible for the bee!

  1. Sunflower

The beautiful sunflower is perfect for attracting insects.

 

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