Creek Side Pollinator Plant List

Researchers have identified that perennial flowers tend to be far more attractive to bees than annuals. Many different types of perennials are good for bees, from showy flowers to herbs. Herb gardens are an excellent resource for bees because they flower over a long period of time, and herbs grow fairly large and produce lots of flowers. Consider adding pollinator plants in the garden that bloom at different times of the the year to provide pollen for the bees during most of the season.  Herbaceous perennials attractive to bees available at Creek Side Gardens.

Common name Genus species (scientific name)

Anise hyssop Agastache foeniculum

Aster Aster novae-angliae – ‘Purple Dome’

Astilbe, false spirea Astilbe spp.

Beardtongues Penstemon spp.

Bee balm Monarda spp.

Bellflower Campanula spp.

Black-eyed Susan, coneflower Rudbeckia spp.

Blanket flower Gaillardia

Blazing star Liatris spicata

Butterfly bush Buddleja or Buddleia spp.

Butterfly weed Asclepias tuberosa

Catmint Nepeta spp.

Chrysanthemum (open types) Chrysanthemum

Chocolate flower Berlandiera lyrata

Clematis Clematis spp.

Common poppy, red poppy Papaver rhoeas

Common yarrow Achillea millefolium

Coral bells Heuchera spp.

Cornflower Centaurea spp.

Foxglove Digitalis spp.

Garden speedwell Veronica longifolia

Hardy geranium, blue cranesbill Geranium ibericum x (Geranium himalayense)

Hosta Hosta spp.

Lavender Lavandula

Lupine Lupinus spp.

Mints Mentha spp.

New England aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Peony Paeonia spp.

Pincushion flower Scabiosa caucasica

Purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea

Russian sage Perovskia atriplicifolia

Salvia Salvia ‘Victoria blue’,

Sedum Sedum spp.

Sedum, stonecrop Hylotelephium spectabile and telephium and cvs.

Sneezeweed Helenium

Sunflower Helianthus