Sea Holly – Can It Attract Pollinators To My Vegetable Garden

Q: I had sea holly in a flower bed last year and it was covered with many bee-type insects. Do you think sea holly could be planted in the veggie garden to attract more bees? 

A: You are smart to recognize the potential this plant offers for improved garden pollination! I can see no reason not to have it in or near a vegetable garden. The gorgeous blue flowers make up for sea holly’s spiny leaves and bracts. It does best in spots that don’t get much fertilizer or water.

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