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Attract Pollinators to Your Yard

Here’s a partial list of plants that attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators to your yard.  Check out these websites for lots more information : http://www.pollinator.org   https://ento.psu.edu/pollinators    http://www.xerces.org

KEY:  BF (Butterflies), B (Bees),  HB (Hummingbirds)

Perennials

Achillea (Yarrow)   BF, B

Agastache (Anise-hyssop)   BF, B, HB

Ajuga (Bugleweed)   B, HB

Alcea ( Hollyhock)   HB

Allium (Flowering Onion/Chives)   BF, B

Aquilegia (Columbine)   HB

Asclepias (Milkweed/ Butterfly Weed) BF, B, HB

Aster (Fall Hardy Aster) BF, B

Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)   BF, B, HB

Campanula (Harebells) BF, HB

Caryopteris (Bluebeard/Blue Mist) BF, B

Centaurea (Bachelor Buttons/ Mountain Bluet)   BF, B

Chelone (Turtlehead) BF, B

Chrysanthemum family (Shasta Daisy, Painted Daisy, Hardy Mum) BF, B

Coreopsis (Tickseed) BF, B

Delphinium (Larkspur) HB

Dianthus (Sweet William, Pinks) BF

Digitalis (Foxglove)  B, HB

Echinacea (Coneflower) BF, B, Songbirds

Echinops (Globe Thistle) BF, B

Eupatorium (Joe-pye Weed) BF

Hemerocallis (Daylily) BF

Heliopsis (False Sunflower) BF, B

Heuchera (Coralbells) HB

Hibiscus moscheutos (Rose Mallow) B, HB

Iberis (Candytuft) BF

Kniphofia (Red-hot Poker) B, HB

Lavendula (Lavender) BF, B

Liatris (Blazing Star) BF, B

Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal Flower) B, HB

Malva (Mallow) BF, B

Monarda (Beebalm) BF, B, HB

Penstemon (Beard Tongue) B, HB

Phlox (Garden Phlox) BF, HB

Physostegia (Obedient Plant) BF, B

Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan) BF, B

Salvia (Sage) BF, B, HB

Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower) BF, B

Sedum (taller types) (Autumn Stonecrop) BF, B

Solidago (Goldenrod) BF, B

Veronica (Speedwell) BF

 

Annuals

Ageratum BF

Asclepias (annual milkweed) Bf, B, HB

Aster BF, B

Basil B

Begonia (‘Bonfire’ and similar types) HB

Borage B

Calibrachoa HB

Calendula BF, B

Canna HB

Cleome   HB. B

Cosmos BF, B

Cuphea HB

Daisies (Many varieties) BF, B

Fuchsia   HB

Geranium (Mini Cascade Ivy varieties) HB

Heliotrope BF, HB

Impatiens BF, HB

Lantana BF

Morning Glory HB

Nasturtium HB, B

Nicotiana (Flowering Tobacco) BF, HB

Petunia   HB

Phlox BF

Salvia (Sage)   BF, B, HB

Verbena   BF

 

Shrubs / Vines

Abelia BF, B

Azalea & Rhododendron B, HB

Berberis (Barberry) BF

Campsis (Trumpet Vine) HB

Chaenomeles (Quince) HB

Clethra (Summersweet) BF, B

Fruits (many varieties)  BF, B

Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon) HB, B

Ilex (Holly) B

Lonicera (Honeysuckle) HB

Spirea BF

Syringa (Lilac) BF

Vaccinium (Blueberry) BF, B

Viburnum BF, B

Weigela HB