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Plants that attract butterflies and bees

  • Black-eyed Susans are native to North America and are also known as rudbeckia. They are a colorful addition to your garden and are one of the honeybee’s favorite flowers to visit. Bees are attracted to the bright yellow and brown-centered flower. These flowers are perennials and come back year after year. They are very hardy so, you do not have to replant. 

Butterfly Bush– as its name implies, attracts butterflies and bees because the large, bright flowers are full of nectar. This is a low-maintenance shrub and flowers in the late summer and early fall, with fragrant blooms that make beautiful cut flowers. 

Coneflower, also known as echinacea, is one of the biggest bee attractors. This flower is classified as a wildflower; bees forage on both the plant’s nectar and pollen. It blooms for an extended period from midsummer to fall, providing many months of nectar for the bees and butterflies. 

Chives will flower early in the season and provide the first nectar for bees and butterflies coming out of their winter dormancy. Chives are suitable for gardeners because the perennial powerhouse can easily grow in almost any region and climate. This herb is also used for cooking.

Salvia comes in both annual and perennial varieties, which will attract bees. These flowering plants come in various colors, blooming in purple, red, and blue, so there’s bound to be a variety of salvia that the bees and butterflies will enjoy. They add a lot of color to your garden.

Grape hyacinth is one of the most fragrant blooms in the early spring garden, so it’s no wonder that bees come buzzing to these beautiful bulbs. This plant earned its name from its tight clusters of flowers that resemble grapes. Bees love grape hyacinth’s tiny blue blossoms since they are full of sweet nectar and pollen.

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