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5 Great Flowers for Pollinators

attracting pollinators

Now that spring is finally here, it’s a great time to start attracting pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your garden. Ready to do that? Let’s look at some of the flowers that these helpful creatures love.

Attracting Pollinators 1 – Swamp Milkweed

This plant has a large and bright blossom, and they’re made up of little flowers in a rose-purple color. The large, bright, terminal blossoms of this showy, 2-4 ft. perennial are made up of small, rose-purple flowers.

Things to Know

  • High water usage
  • Sun or Part Shade
  • Moist or Wet Soil
  • Slightly acidic
  • Good for attracting butterflies, espeecially Monarchs

Attracting Pollinators 2 – New England Aster

These flowers come in purple pink nad white and will grow in many different sites, including forest edges, marshes and prairies. When conditions are right, they spread easily in your garden bed.

Things to Know

  • Full sun
  • Well-draining but moist
  • Acidic soil
  • Good for attracting Pearl Essence butterflies

Attracting Pollinators 3 – Buttonbush

Buttonbush has spherical blssoms made of clusters of little pale-pink, tiny tubular floewrs.

Things to Know

  • High Water Use
  • Part shade or shade
  • Moist or wet soil
  • 6.8 to 7.2 pH
  • Good for attracting bees, butterflies, some hummingbirds

Attracting Pollinators 4 – Wild Bergamot

Wild bergamot is a showy and popular perennial. It comes in clusters of white, pink or lavender flowers and they look similar to ragged pompoms.

Things to Know

  • Medium Water Use
  • Sun and part shade
  • Dry or moist soil
  • 6.8 to 7.2 pH
  • Good for attracting hummingbirds and hummingbirds

Attracting Pollinators 5 – Pussy Willows

Pussy willows are something that you are liklely familiar with. These pretty, soft plants are often used in flower arrangements, but they also are great for attracting pollinators.

Things to Know:

  • High Water Use
  • Sun
  • Moist soil
  • 6.8 to 7.2 pH
  • Good for attracting bees

These are some of the plants that you can use for attracting pollinators to your garden. Are you having trouble getting your garden started? Contact us and we’ll be glad to help you with that. Contact us today for a quote and we’ll get back to you quickly.

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