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.

POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY PLANTS
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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