Would you love a gloriously colorful and long-blooming border that’s also a buffet for pollinators of all types? It’s not that difficult to create a habitat in your own backyard where there’s something for everyone. What’s happening in this one?
Bees will swarmto the monarda, sedum, and sneezeweed.
Butterflies will lighton the hydrangea, coneflower and Joe Pye weed.
Hummingbirds will flockto the agastache, coral bells, and daylily.
Use this as a recipe or mix in a few of the other plants below.
Flat-topped or dome-shaped clusters of small flowers and long-blooming flower make ideal landing pads for butterflies and other insects. Zone: 3 – 9
Attracts: butterflies, hummingbirds. beneficial insects such as ladybugs
Good to Know!
It is important to plant both a large variety of pollinator-loving plants and to plants lots and lots of them. One or two plants won’t do much to support wildlife; planted in clusters like this, you’ll attract a range of insects over a long period. This will ensure that your predatory and pollinating insects have a stable supply of nectar over spring, summer and fall (and in winter too, in milder climates!).
These plants will grow in a wide range of zones. If you would likespecific recommendations for your own climate, here are some links for plants that are pollinator magnets: Zone 3 – 5, Zone 6 – 8, Zone 9 – 11