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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. Long Blooming Lavender Collection

    The Long Blooming Lavender Collection includes 5 lavenders that bring a graceful bouquet of aroma to sunny areas. Includes fragrant ‚Munstead,‚ compact ‚Sensation...

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    Long Blooming Lavender Collection Long Blooming Lavender Collection Lavandula
    As low as $46.65
    Per Collection of 5
    The Long Blooming Lavender Collection includes 5 lavenders that bring a graceful bouquet of aroma to sunny areas. Includes fragrant 'Munstead,' compact 'Sensational!™', humidity-tolerant 'Phenomenal', intensely fragrant 'Grosso', and pollinator attracting 'Hidcote.' All prefer fast-draining soils, so choose a location with that in mind, or plant in containers with bottom holes, and allow plants to dry out between watering. (Lavandula)
  2. Purple Lavender Provence, Lavandula x intermedia, Lavender

    ‚Provence‚ Lavender is tolerant of poor soils and a true heat lover; it‚s even known to withstand heavy doses of summertime humidity. One of the tallest and most fr...

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    Provence Lavender Lavender Provence Lavandula x intermedia Provence
    As low as $10.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Provence' Lavender is tolerant of poor soils and a true heat lover; it's even known to withstand heavy doses of summertime humidity. One of the tallest and most fragrant varieties, 'Provence' grows to be 30-36” tall and is an excellent choice for creating an aromatic hedge. With exceptionally long, mauve-purple spikes of flowers that are complemented by its silver-green foliage, it's a beautiful sight when swaying in the breeze. (Lavandula x intermedia).
  3. Anise Hyssop close up of purple flowers with visiting pollinator, Blue Giant Hyssop, Agastache foeniculum

    Anise Hyssop is a native perennial that keeps you in fragrant pollinator heaven from mid-summer to fall. With a sweet licorice-mint fragrance, long lasting pale purple flowers, and a...

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    Anise Hyssop Anise Hyssop, Blue Giant Hyssop Agastache foeniculum
    As low as $13.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Anise Hyssop is a native perennial that keeps you in fragrant pollinator heaven from mid-summer to fall. With a sweet licorice-mint fragrance, long lasting pale purple flowers, and an easy-to-grow nature, this is a pollinator powerhouse favored by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Its leaves make a delicious tea too! Deer and rabbit resistant. (Agastache foeniculum)
  4. Purple Echinacea purpurea, Coneflower

    Echinacea purpurea, or purple coneflower, produces long-lasting mauve pink to purple daisy-like flowers. Coneflower is one of the finest native perennials, attracting all types of bu...

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    Purple Coneflower Coneflower Echinacea purpurea
    As low as $10.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Echinacea purpurea, or purple coneflower, produces long-lasting mauve pink to purple daisy-like flowers. Coneflower is one of the finest native perennials, attracting all types of butterflies, birds and bees to your garden. This easy to grow coneflower is tough, withstanding both drought and cold temperatures. (Echinacea purpurea)
  5. Showy Goldenrod, Solidago speciosa, photo courtesy of Mt. Cuba Center

    Among the most dramatic of all the Solidago species, Showy Goldenrod sports torch-like wands of brilliant ochre yellow flowers in mid to late summer. Goldenrods long-lasting blooms a...

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    Showy Goldenrod Showy Goldenrod Solidago speciosa
    As low as $13.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Among the most dramatic of all the Solidago species, Showy Goldenrod sports torch-like wands of brilliant ochre yellow flowers in mid to late summer. Goldenrods long-lasting blooms an abundance of pollen attracts bees and beneficial insects,making it ideal for pollinator gardens. This rugged, easy-to-grow native plant will naturalize to form a large swath to brighten your late-season landscape. (Solidago)
  6. Fashionably Early Flamingo Phlox, Phlox paniculata Fashionably Early Flamingo, photo courtesy of Walters Garden Inc.

    Enjoy the beauty of tall garden phlox up to three weeks earlier with Fashionably Early Flamingo Phlox. This native cultivar features fragrant orchid-purple flower clusters that attra...

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    Fashionably Early Flamingo Phlox Fashionably Early Flamingo Phlox PP#29911 Phlox paniculata Fashionably Early Flamingo PP#29911
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Enjoy the beauty of tall garden phlox up to three weeks earlier with Fashionably Early Flamingo Phlox. This native cultivar features fragrant orchid-purple flower clusters that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and look beautiful in cut flower bouquets. Attractive deep green upright foliage is mildew resistant.
  7. Black Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

    Black Eyed Susan, or Rudbeckia, produce golden yellow flowers with a black center, similar to a daisy. As one of the most popular wildflowers grown, they‚re often found in gard...

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    Black Eyed Susan Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Black Eyed Susan, or Rudbeckia, produce golden yellow flowers with a black center, similar to a daisy. As one of the most popular wildflowers grown, they're often found in gardens and meadows. Butterflies, bees and other pollinators are attracted to Black Eyed Susans for their sweet nectar. Blooms arrive in midsummer and last into the fall. (Rudbeckia hirta)
  8. Red Phlox Starfire, Phlox paniculata, Garden Phlox in the garden

    ‚Starfire‚ Phlox is a standout variety with striking, cherry-red flowers and dark burgundy-bronze leaves. Its fragrant, showy blooms attract a variety of pollinators to t...

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    Starfire Phlox Garden Phlox Starfire Phlox paniculata Starfire
    $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Starfire' Phlox is a standout variety with striking, cherry-red flowers and dark burgundy-bronze leaves. Its fragrant, showy blooms attract a variety of pollinators to the garden, including hummingbirds and butterflies. With vibrant color and an enthusiastic tendency to rebloom after deadheading, 'Starfire' makes a great addition to cutting gardens and summer bouquets. Prefers full sun. (Phlox paniculata)
  9. Swamp Milkweed Soulmate, Asclepias incarnata, Pink Milkweed

    ‚Soulmate‚ Swamp Milkweed is an essential North American native that provides vital food for developing Monarch butterflies. Cherry pink flowers with white centers emanat...

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    Soulmate Swamp Milkweed Swamp Milkweed Soulmate Asclepias incarnata Soulmate
    As low as $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Soulmate' Swamp Milkweed is an essential North American native that provides vital food for developing Monarch butterflies. Cherry pink flowers with white centers emanate a sweet vanilla fragrance that calls in countless other pollinators. Beyond its beautiful color and sweet scent, this compact milkweed tolerates moist soils and is a great choice for small-space gardens. Deer resistant. (Asclepias incarnata)
  10. KICKIN® Carmine Red Aster, Aster novae-angliae, with bee

    KICKIN® Carmine Red Aster brings vibrant, magenta-red blooms to the fall garden. A profusion of daisy-like flowers covers every inch of this compact, mounding aster for weeks at a t...

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    KICKIN® Carmine Red Aster KICKIN® Carmine Red Aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
    $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    KICKIN® Carmine Red Aster brings vibrant, magenta-red blooms to the fall garden. A profusion of daisy-like flowers covers every inch of this compact, mounding aster for weeks at a time, providing a rich source of nectar for pollinators. This low-maintenance marvel maintains a tight, bushy habit without cutting back. (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
  11. Censation Pink Perfection Oriental Poppy, Papaver orientale Censation Pink Perfection

    Censation™ Pink Perfection Oriental Poppy gives you the perennial power of Oriental Poppies with the soft, silky tones that are famous with the annual wildflowers. In spring, softl...

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    Censation™ Pink Perfection Oriental Poppy Censation™ Pink Perfection Oriental Poppy Papaver orientale Censation™ Pink Perfection
    $13.32
    Per Bag of 1
    Censation™ Pink Perfection Oriental Poppy gives you the perennial power of Oriental Poppies with the soft, silky tones that are famous with the annual wildflowers. In spring, softly serrated lavender-pink petals around a dark black center balance bold and beautiful aesthetics. Pollinator-friendly blooms will have garden visitors buzzing. The poppy’s telltale fuzzy light green foliage adds texture to the garden. (Papaver)
  12. Magnus Echinacea, Coneflower

    ‚Magnus‚ Coneflower has vibrant pink, ray-like flowers that surround deep-orange center cones, attracting plentiful pollinators to the garden throughout the summer. Leavi...

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    Magnus Echinacea Purple Coneflower Magnus Echinacea purpurea Magnus
    As low as $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Magnus' Coneflower has vibrant pink, ray-like flowers that surround deep-orange center cones, attracting plentiful pollinators to the garden throughout the summer. Leaving the spent stems and flowerheads in place to overwinter will also attract birds. Coneflowers are notably tough native plants and 'Magnus' is no exception, withstanding drought, clay, humidity and harsh winter conditions without complaint. Easy to grow, this plant is a great choice for beginner and experienced gardeners alike. (Echinacea purpurea)
  13. Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida

    With slender petals surrounding the central cone, Pale Purple Coneflower offers a charming, showy addition to pollinator-friendly gardens. This native wildflower blooms from early to...

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    Pale Purple Coneflower Pale Purple Coneflower Echinacea pallida
    As low as $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    With slender petals surrounding the central cone, Pale Purple Coneflower offers a charming, showy addition to pollinator-friendly gardens. This native wildflower blooms from early to mid-summer, offering food for bees and birds earlier than most Coneflowers. Though it has a delicate appearance, its deep roots are resilient and drought tolerant, a must-have for native plant enthusiasts! (Echinacea pallida)
  14. White Swan Echinacea blooming in the garden

    Coneflower White Swan is the white version of Purple Coneflower. Together, the two make a great show. (Echinacea purpurea)...

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    White Swan Echinacea Coneflower Echinacea purpurea
    $8.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Coneflower White Swan is the white version of Purple Coneflower. Together, the two make a great show. (Echinacea purpurea)
  15. Orange Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa

    Butterfly Weed is the iconic, bright orange beauty that‚s a staple in every butterfly garden. This showy native wildflower is easy to grow, cold hardy, and does well in poor, d...

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    Butterfly Weed Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa
    As low as $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Butterfly Weed is the iconic, bright orange beauty that's a staple in every butterfly garden. This showy native wildflower is easy to grow, cold hardy, and does well in poor, dry soils. Long-lasting clusters of small, flat-topped flowers are crowned with a yellow, sun-kissed "corona" and bloom from June through August. Butterfly Weed is an important nectar source for Monarch butterflies and its leaves provide essential food for developing Monarch caterpillars - but expect to see a variety of pollinators making use of this plant. Please note the Bag of 3 are bareroots. (Asclepias tuberosa)
  16. 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 Plant - 3" Pot
    '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)
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