Pollinators – Plants for

Many landscape plants depend on bees and other insects to move pollen from flower to flower. The insects don’t realize they are pollinating the plants they visit – they’re just looking for nectar in the flowers. You can help the flowering plants in your neighborhood by planting a pollinator-friendly flower garden. Bumblebees, solitary bees, pollinating wasps and other insects will try to fill in for honeybees.

Growing the common plants listed below insures that something is blooming for your pollinators each month of the year.

January – Giant Red mustard

February: redbud

March: Carolina jessamine

April: ajuga, crimson clover, apple, holly, thrift, abelia

May: ‘Schip’ laurel, ‘Otto Leuyken’ laurel, annual salvia, veronica, Virginia sweetspire, yarrow, scabiosa, lavender, evening primrose, dill, coreopsis

June: nandina, perennial salvia, agastache, rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium), cosmos, fothergilla, elderberry, plain (not double) zinnia, coneflower, Shasta daisy

July: bee balm, chaste tree, sunflower, phlox, dill, fennell, clerodendrum, catmint, liatris

August: Verbena bonariensis, butterfly bush, glossy abelia, Mexican sage, joe-pye weed, goldenrod, alyssum

September: butterfly weed, mountain mint, goldenrod

October: Salvia guaranitica, pineapple sage

November: aster

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