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Bee Friendly Perennial Flowers

Feed The Bees With Nectar-Filled Flowers

Bee-friendly gardens provide plenty of nectar throughout the entire gardening season, from spring to late fall. Colors look completely different through the eyes of a bee - they prefer white, yellow, and blue flowers, since these colors help them make a beeline to good sources of nectar. Bees seek nectar with a high concentration of sugar, and these flowers fit the bill perfectly. Plus, our plants are neonicotinoid-free, so your garden will be a safe habitat for these buzzing pollinators. If you grow vegetables, be sure to include bee-friendly plants in your garden to ensure good pollination and a bountiful harvest.

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  1. White Wild Elderberry, Sambucus canadensis, Wild Elderberry

    This native elderberry is a spreading shrub grows to be about 8-10 feet and boasts creamy-white flowers in mid-summer, giving way to loose clusters of delicious black fruits that are...

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    Wild Elderberry Wild Elderberry Sambucus canadensis
    $22.65
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    This native elderberry is a spreading shrub grows to be about 8-10 feet and boasts creamy-white flowers in mid-summer, giving way to loose clusters of delicious black fruits that are high in nutrients and antioxidants. The foliage then turns a deep burgundy in Autumn, completing the wonderfully-changing cycle of this beautiful shrub. (Sambucus canadensis)
  2. Hepatica acutiloba

    One of springs earliest woodland wildflowers, and always considered one of the most beautiful, native Hepatica is quite common in eastern forests. The blooms vary dramatically in col...

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    Hepatica Hepatica, Liverwort Hepatica acutiloba
    As low as $12.65
    Per Bag of 3
    One of springs earliest woodland wildflowers, and always considered one of the most beautiful, native Hepatica is quite common in eastern forests. The blooms vary dramatically in color, and range from white to lavender to (rarely) pink. Growing from 4 to 6" in height, lovely Hepatcia will spread and naturalize over time in most soils with dappled sunlight. (Hepatica acutiloba)
  3. Amazing Grace Creeping Phlox, Phlox subulata

    Amazing Grace Creeping Phlox welcomes spring with a flush of white blooms bearing a vibrant magenta eye. Petals may take on a flush of pink to complement the rosy highlights. Needle-...

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    Amazing Grace Creeping Phlox Amazing Grace Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata Amazing Grace
    As low as $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Amazing Grace Creeping Phlox welcomes spring with a flush of white blooms bearing a vibrant magenta eye. Petals may take on a flush of pink to complement the rosy highlights. Needle-like, evergreen foliage forms a dense mat making a lush groundcover perfect for cascading over walls or across slopes. Flowers attract butterflies to the garden. (Phlox subulata)
  4. White Elderberry Johns, Sambucus canadensis, Elderberry

    This Elderberry not only delights with beautiful blooms and delicious berries, but provides multi-seasonal interest with foliage that changes to red-orange in the fall months. Attrac...

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    Johns Elderberry Johns Elderberry Sambucus canadensis Johns
    $22.65
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    This Elderberry not only delights with beautiful blooms and delicious berries, but provides multi-seasonal interest with foliage that changes to red-orange in the fall months. Attract wildlife and gain the nutrients of Elderberries with this stunning shrub! This Elderberry is not self-pollinating, so we recommend planting with the Wild Elderberry for best pollination. (Sambucus canadensis)
  5. White Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis, Bloodroot

    Bloodroot’s unique, cigar-shaped leaves slowly unfurl and open into large, water lily-like foliage. Bearing pristine white flowers with golden-yellow centers, Bloodroot illumin...

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    Bloodroot Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis
    As low as $12.65
    Per Bag of 3
    Bloodroot’s unique, cigar-shaped leaves slowly unfurl and open into large, water lily-like foliage. Bearing pristine white flowers with golden-yellow centers, Bloodroot illuminates the garden floor with breathtaking springtime beauty. Happiest with partial shade and moist soils, Bloodroot gets its name from the crimson sap that flows through its roots and stems. (Sanguinaria canadensis)
  6. White Dutchman's Breeches, Dicentra cucullaria

    One of America‚s most famous wildflowers, Dutchman‚s Breeches is a small, wild version of Bleeding Heart, with creamy white flowers so named for their resemble to a pair ...

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    Dutchman's Breeches Dutchman's Breeches Dicentra cucullaria
    $13.32
    Per Bag of 3
    One of America's most famous wildflowers, Dutchman's Breeches is a small, wild version of Bleeding Heart, with creamy white flowers so named for their resemble to a pair of upside-down, hung-to-dry pants. Blooming in early spring, the delicate fern-like foliage lasts on, changing from a gray-green to pale yellow. A simple yet striking addition to the shade or woodland garden. (Dicentra cucullaria)
  7. Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata, Photo Credit Darlene Williams

    ‚Ice Ballet‚ Swamp Milkweed is a staple of the butterfly garden, providing essential food, nectar and shelter to Monarchs at every life stage. Clouds of fragrant, bright-...

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    Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed Swamp Milkweed Ice Ballet Asclepias incarnata Ice Ballet
    As low as $13.32
    Per Bag of 3
    'Ice Ballet' Swamp Milkweed is a staple of the butterfly garden, providing essential food, nectar and shelter to Monarchs at every life stage. Clouds of fragrant, bright-white blooms also attract and support a crowd of other pollinators. While many Swamp Milkweeds make their homes in wetlands, 'Ice Ballet' thrives in drier soils. (Asclepias incarnata)
  8. Whorled Milkweed, Asclepias verticillata- Photo Credit Joshua Mayer, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

    Whorled Milkweed earns it‚s name from it‚s skinny, „whorled leaves„. Small clusters of white flowers bloom a little later in the season providing color in yo...

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    Whorled Milkweed Whorled Milkweed Asclepias verticillata
    As low as $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Whorled Milkweed earns it's name from it's skinny, "whorled leaves". Small clusters of white flowers bloom a little later in the season providing color in your garden when most flowers have disappeared. Prepare to entertain many types of pollinators such as butterflies, and bees with this Asclepias. Monarchs will lay their eggs and the larvae (caterpillars) will enjoy a late season feast. When planting this perennial you can be proud to be supporting the Monarch population. (Asclepias verticillata)
  9. Anemone Honorine Jobert hybrida, Windflower

    Anemone Honorine Jobert also known as windflower is a compact and vigorous bloomer. Honorine Jobert produces beautiful white flowers that are excellent for cutting. Great for woodl...

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    Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone Honorine Jobert Japanese Anemone Anemone Honorine Jobert
    $18.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Anemone Honorine Jobert also known as windflower is a compact and vigorous bloomer. Honorine Jobert produces beautiful white flowers that are excellent for cutting. Great for woodland settings or shaded areas. (Anemone Hybrida)
  10. Campanula Rapido White, Rapido White Bellflower, photo courtesy of Walter's Garden

    Bellflower Rapido White has a profusion of white, open-bell shaped flowers that cover this compact plant from late spring all through summer. This bellfower is an improvement from t...

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    Rapido White Bellflower Rapido White Bellflower Campanula carpatica Rapido White
    $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Bellflower Rapido White has a profusion of white, open-bell shaped flowers that cover this compact plant from late spring all through summer. This bellfower is an improvement from the older "Clips" series, with flowers appearing up to four weeks earlier. Border your paths and walkways for a charming cottage look. Rapido White is perfect for small garden spaces or containers to spruce up your patio. (Campanula carpatica)
  11. Wyldewood Elderberry, Sambucus canadensis x Wyldewood with berries

    ‘Wyldewood’ Elderberry is an outstanding native shrub that creates wildlife habitat and year-round beauty, with the added benefit of a bountiful crop of edible berries. G...

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    Wyldewood Elderberry Wyldewood Elderberry Sambucus canadensis x Wyldewood
    As low as $22.65
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    ‘Wyldewood’ Elderberry is an outstanding native shrub that creates wildlife habitat and year-round beauty, with the added benefit of a bountiful crop of edible berries. Green lance-shaped foliage surrounds huge 12” white-petaled flower heads that bloom with a lemony scent in midsummer, followed by rich purple berries. Fast-growing, it’s a fantastic choice for growing along a fence, as a garden backdrop, or as a hedgerow to create privacy. (Sambucus canadensis)
  12. Aralia Cordata Sun King, Japanese Spikenard

    Ideal for shrub & foliage lovers, ‘Sun King’ Golden Japanese Spikenard boasts beautiful large compound leaves in a golden shade of chartreuse. ‘Sun King’ can ...

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    Sun King Aralia Sun King Japanese Spikenard Aralia cordata Sun King
    $22.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Ideal for shrub & foliage lovers, ‘Sun King’ Golden Japanese Spikenard boasts beautiful large compound leaves in a golden shade of chartreuse. ‘Sun King’ can grow upwards of four feet tall in a single season, and gives you bright color where you need it most - in your shady or part shade beds. When gardeners need to brighten and enliven their shady spaces, they increasingly turn to ‘Sun King’ Golden Japanese Spikenard for striking color and vigor. Small late summer flowers attract pollinators, and blue-black berries are eaten by birds. Plus, these beautiful plants are deer resistant! (Aralia cordata)
  13. White Bleeding Heart White, Dicentra spectabilis, Bleeding Heart

    White Bleeding Heart makes a stunning addition to the shade or moon garden, with pure white, heart-shaped blooms that hang from arching, pale green stems. A classic choice for bright...

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    White Bleeding Heart Common Bleeding Heart White Dicentra spectabilis Alba
    $10.65
    Per Bag of 1
    White Bleeding Heart makes a stunning addition to the shade or moon garden, with pure white, heart-shaped blooms that hang from arching, pale green stems. A classic choice for brightening dark areas, plant them with ferns, hostas, and other textural shade plants that will set off their delicate blooms. Deer resistant. (Dicentra spectabilis)
  14. White Flame Dwarf Garden Phlox in container garden, Phlox paniculata White Flame

    White Flame® Dwarf Garden Phlox offers all of the flower power of its bigger cousins, but in a compact, manageable size. In mid-to-late summer, pure white panicles of star-shaped bl...

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    White Flame® Phlox White Flame® Dwarf Garden Phlox PP#16,259 Phlox paniculata White Flame®
    $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    White Flame® Dwarf Garden Phlox offers all of the flower power of its bigger cousins, but in a compact, manageable size. In mid-to-late summer, pure white panicles of star-shaped blossoms top the strong 12-18” stems, attracting butterflies, bees, and moths. The deep green lanceolate foliage of White Flame® provides a backdrop for this native stunner, and shows strong mildew resistance. Pure white flowers on tall stems make beautiful cut flowers, and deadheading will encourage more blooming. An excellent option for small gardens and tight spaces, or anywhere you’d like to add a bright spot in a sunny garden! (Phlox paniculata)
  15. Honeymoon French Kiss Helleborus, White and Purple Lenten Rose

    Honeymoon™ ‘French Kiss’ Hellebore will welcome spring with a spectacular display of white blossoms adorned with raspberry-pink veining above thick evergreen foliag...

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    Honeymoon™ French Kiss Helleborus Honeymoon™ French Kiss Lenten Rose Helleborus Honeymoon™ French Kiss
    $30.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Honeymoon™ ‘French Kiss’ Hellebore will welcome spring with a spectacular display of white blossoms adorned with raspberry-pink veining above thick evergreen foliage. Hellebores, also called Lenten Rose, bloom six weeks or more, beginning in late winter and lasting well into spring. Flowers gently nod atop sturdy stems, making for excellent cut flowers. Hellebores are exceptionally easy to grow, are deer and rabbit resistant, and make lovely cut flowers. As these plants will naturalize and spread, they’re perfect for filling shade and woodland gardens with lovely blooms. (Helleborus)
  16. Pink and White Foam Flower, Tiarella cordifolia, Foam Flower

    Foam Flower’s white, feathery plumes create a mystical look in the spring garden. This interesting plant is deer resistant and will thrive in full sun to partial shade. (Tiare...

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    Foam Flower Foam Flower Tiarella cordifolia
    $12.65
    Per Bag of 3
    Foam Flower’s white, feathery plumes create a mystical look in the spring garden. This interesting plant is deer resistant and will thrive in full sun to partial shade. (Tiarella cordifolia)
  17. Lesser Catmint, Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta with yellow butterfly

    Calamintha creates a serene, inviting space with clouds of tiny white blossoms and dense, finely textured foliage that releases a rejuvenating minty fragrance. Flowering from earl...

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    Calamintha Lesser Catmint Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta
    $10.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Calamintha creates a serene, inviting space with clouds of tiny white blossoms and dense, finely textured foliage that releases a rejuvenating minty fragrance. Flowering from early summer until fall, Calamintha attracts a host of pollinators. Drought tolerant plants spread gently and will drape over the edges of containers and rock walls, softening hard edges as a lovely filler, edging plant, or groundcover. 2021 Perennial Plant of the Year. (Calamintha nepeta)
  18. Biokovo Cranesbill, Geranium cantabrigiense Biokovo

    Looking for an elegant, low-maintenance groundcover? This Geranium, also known as Crane’s Bill, is the perfect choice for you. Delicate, pure white blooms are splashed with pin...

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    Biokovo Geranium Biokovo Cranesbill Geranium cantabrigiense Biokovo
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Looking for an elegant, low-maintenance groundcover? This Geranium, also known as Crane’s Bill, is the perfect choice for you. Delicate, pure white blooms are splashed with pink and create a carpet of color in the summer garden. It grows in full sun to light shade and tolerates most soil types. This garden favorite attracts pollinators and will quickly become one of your favorite go-to perennials for low-growing blooms. It spreads heartily, but is easy to control.
  19. Li'l Bang Starlight Coreopsis with Red and White Blooms, Photo Courtesy Of Walters Gardens

    Li‚l Bang™ ‘Starlight’ Coreopsis packs plenty of personality into a small package, shimmering with season-long blooms from summer to fall. Pure white serrated pet...

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    Li'l Bang™ Starlight Coreopsis Li'l Bang™ Starlight Tickseed PP#28,005 Coreopsis verticillata Li'l Bang™ Starlight PP#28,005
    $10.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Li'l Bang™ ‘Starlight’ Coreopsis packs plenty of personality into a small package, shimmering with season-long blooms from summer to fall. Pure white serrated petals are accented with unique markings in magenta and gold, giving flowers a star-like effect. Sweet nectar attracts bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to the garden. Cool green foliage is deer resistant, extremely disease resistant, and adds lovely texture to the garden. (Coreopsis verticillata)
  20. Big Bang™ Polaris Coreopsis, Coreopsis x verticillata Big Bang™ Polaris, close up of flower bloom

    The delicate thread-leaf foliage of ‚Big Bang™ Polaris Coreopsis‚ sets the stage for large snowy white flowers with a golden center. Blooming non-stop from summer throu...

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    Big Bang™ Polaris Coreopsis Big Bang™ Polaris Tickseed PP#27491 Coreopsis x verticillata Big Bang™ Polaris PP#27491
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    The delicate thread-leaf foliage of 'Big Bang™ Polaris Coreopsis' sets the stage for large snowy white flowers with a golden center. Blooming non-stop from summer through fall, it attracts butterflies and bees, as well as seed-eating songbirds, while being of no interest to rabbits and deer. This drought-tolerant native cultivar can be used for cut flowers and will gently spread when happy.
  21. Shooting Star, Dodecatheon meadia

    Shooting Star is a hardy wildflower native to North America with striking blooms that appear in late spring. Delicate, dart-like blossoms with peeled-back petals dangle from tall ste...

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    Shooting Star Shooting Star Dodecatheon meadia
    $13.32
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    Shooting Star is a hardy wildflower native to North America with striking blooms that appear in late spring. Delicate, dart-like blossoms with peeled-back petals dangle from tall stems and vary in shades of white (most common) and pink (less common). Two colorful bands of deep purple and golden yellow circle the base of each flower. A simply exceptional addtion to shady spots. PPAF (Dodecatheon meadia)
  22. PowWow White Echinacea growing in garden, photo courtesy of Walters Garden Inc.

    ‘PowWow White’ Coneflower is a robust echinacea with pristine petals, sturdy stems and neat, tidy foliage. Upright, center cones are eye-catching, transitioning from pale...

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    PowWow® White Echinacea Coneflower PowWow® White PAS702918 Echinacea purpurea PowWow® White PAS702918
    As low as $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    ‘PowWow White’ Coneflower is a robust echinacea with pristine petals, sturdy stems and neat, tidy foliage. Upright, center cones are eye-catching, transitioning from pale green at the base to pure gold at each tip. A fast grower, ‘Powow White’ is long-blooming, drought tolerant, and cold hardy once established. A haven for pollinators.
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