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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. Jacob Cline Bee Balm, Monarda didyma Jacob Cline with Hummingbird

    ‚Jacob Cline‚ Monarda is a colorfully vibrant, mildew-resistant variety of the cherished Bee Balm plant. Loved by both gardeners and hummingbirds, crimson red crown-shape...

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    Jacob Cline Bee Balm Jacob Cline Bee Balm, Bergamot Monarda didyma Jacob Cline
    As low as $10.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Jacob Cline' Monarda is a colorfully vibrant, mildew-resistant variety of the cherished Bee Balm plant. Loved by both gardeners and hummingbirds, crimson red crown-shaped blooms appear on tall, herbaceous plants in mid summer. Its fragrant foliage and tolerance of pests, mildew and clay soils make 'Jacob Cline' a true favorite in the perennial bed. Deer resistant. (Monarda)
  2. Blue Vervain, Verbena hastata

    Blue Vervain forms impressive spikes of tiny blue-violet flowers that rise above neighboring plants. This easy-to-grow perennial wildflower adds a lovely vertical accent without over...

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    Blue Vervain Blue Vervain Verbena hastata
    As low as $15.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Blue Vervain forms impressive spikes of tiny blue-violet flowers that rise above neighboring plants. This easy-to-grow perennial wildflower adds a lovely vertical accent without overpowering. With an extended bloom time, this native flower is an important food source for birds and pollinators when many summer flowers have passed. Blue Vervain also tolerates wet soil, for a beautiful addition to rain gardens.(Verbena)
  3. Spotted Joe Pye Weed with pink flowers and visiting pollinator, Eupatorium maculatum

    The large, fragrant flower clusters of Joe Pye Weed are always abuzz with pollinator activity. Their abundant nectar provides a vital food source from late summer into fall. This low...

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    Joe Pye Weed Spotted Joe Pye Weed Eutrochium maculatum
    As low as $13.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    The large, fragrant flower clusters of Joe Pye Weed are always abuzz with pollinator activity. Their abundant nectar provides a vital food source from late summer into fall. This low-maintenance native plant is rabbit- and deer-resistant and thrives in moist soil. Give this tall, majestic perennial plenty of room and it will spread to form impressive stands. (Eutrochium maculatum)
  4. Common Sneezeweed, Helenium autumnale, photo courtesy of Mt. Cuba Center

    Standing tall in a meadow or garden bed, Helenium autumnale is a must-have for native plant enthusiasts. Joyfully arching toward the sun, flowers feature scalloped golden petals arou...

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    Helenium autumnale Common Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale
    $15.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Standing tall in a meadow or garden bed, Helenium autumnale is a must-have for native plant enthusiasts. Joyfully arching toward the sun, flowers feature scalloped golden petals around a button-like center. Tall stems are covered in dark green lanceolate leaves. With abundant late-season blooms, this native wildflower is a rich source of food for both native bees and honey bees preparing for autumn.
  5. Mariachi™ 'Siesta' Helenium, close up of flower

    Mariachi™ ‚Siesta‚ Helenium PP#25,969 has got it all--excellent hardiness, hot color, and compact size! Compact ‚Siesta‚ is from the new Mariachi™ series ...

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    Mariachi™ Siesta Helenium Mariachi™ Siesta Helen's Flower PP#25,969 Helenium Mariachi™ Siesta PP#25,969
    $13.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Mariachi™ 'Siesta' Helenium PP#25,969 has got it all--excellent hardiness, hot color, and compact size! Compact 'Siesta' is from the new Mariachi™ series of colorful Sneezeweeds, and boasts fascinating cone centers of maroon and gold surrounded by petals in bright bluish red. Sometimes called Helen Flower or Sneezeweed, it's covered in blooms from summer to fall. 'Siesta' should be planted in a well-drained sunny soil with average fertility. A pollinator favorite. (Helenium)
  6. Aster Purple Dome

    The violet daisy-shaped blooms of ‚Purple Dome‚ Aster pair beautifully with its honey yellow centers and forest green foliage. This native wildflower is easy to grow and ...

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    Purple Dome New England Aster New England Aster Purple Dome Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
    As low as $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    The violet daisy-shaped blooms of 'Purple Dome' Aster pair beautifully with its honey yellow centers and forest green foliage. This native wildflower is easy to grow and compact, making it a great choice for containers, borders and small-space gardens. 'Purple Dome' bursts into bloom in the late summer, providing much-needed color and vital nectar for pollinators right when much of the garden has finished for the season. (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
  7. American Gold Rush Black Eyed Susan

    American Gold Rush‚ Black Eyed Susan PP#28498 is a new cultivar that delivers the intense golden color of traditional Black-Eyed Susans, with the benefit of disease-resistant b...

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    American Gold Rush Black Eyed Susan American Gold Rush Black Eyed Susan PP#28498 Rudbeckia x American Gold Rush PP#28498
    $15.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    American Gold Rush' Black Eyed Susan PP#28498 is a new cultivar that delivers the intense golden color of traditional Black-Eyed Susans, with the benefit of disease-resistant breeding and a slightly smaller stature. Their deep green, narrow foliage will stay fresh and beautiful throughout the season, even in humid areas. 'American Gold Rush' blooms heavily from mid-summer through early fall. Rich ochre blooms are a pollinator favorite in a sunny garden or meadow. (Rudbeckia)
  8. 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.
  9. Common Ironweed, Vernonia fasciculata

    If there were awards for best pollinator support, native Common Ironweed would win the day. Clusters of brilliant purple flowers top the tall stems, creating a purple crown. Growing ...

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    Common Ironweed Common Ironweed Vernonia fasciculata
    As low as $15.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    If there were awards for best pollinator support, native Common Ironweed would win the day. Clusters of brilliant purple flowers top the tall stems, creating a purple crown. Growing to 6 feet tall, Common Ironweed is a great pick for the back of a border, or the edges of a yard or meadow. Bees of all types love native Ironweed, as do butterflies. (Vernonia fasciculata)
  10. 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)
  11. Giant Black Eyed Susan or Great Coneflower, Rudbeckia maxima

    Bring the native beauty of the prairie to your garden beds with the dramatic Giant Black Eyed Susan. Low, gray-green foliage clusters send up tall stalks 4-6 feet tall topped with ye...

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    Giant Black Eyed Susan Giant Black Eyed Susan, Great Coneflower Rudbeckia maxima
    $13.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Bring the native beauty of the prairie to your garden beds with the dramatic Giant Black Eyed Susan. Low, gray-green foliage clusters send up tall stalks 4-6 feet tall topped with yellow coneflowers in early summer. Blooms are loved by finches and butterflies. A low-maintenance plant that excels in average and poor soils. Deer resistant. (Rudbeckia maxima)
  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm, Rudbeckia with Monarch Butterfly

    ‚Goldsturm‚ Black Eyed Susan brings a burst of showy color to the full-sun garden. Golden yellow, daisy-like petals surround nectar-rich, brown center ‚buttons&sbqu...

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    Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm
    As low as $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Goldsturm' Black Eyed Susan brings a burst of showy color to the full-sun garden. Golden yellow, daisy-like petals surround nectar-rich, brown center 'buttons' set atop deep green foliage. Unbothered by most pests, poor soils, drought and humidity, 'Goldsturm' is easygoing and the perfect addition to flower arrangements and pollinator gardens. Deer resistant and long-lasting. (Rudbeckia fulgida)
  15. Rose Marvel' Meadow Sage

    Rose Marvel‚ Meadow Sage is an exciting addition to your pollinator-friendly garden. Columns of magenta flowers on burgundy stems will entice hummingbirds and butterflies, whil...

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    Rose Marvel Meadow Sage Rose Marvel Meadow Sage Salvia nemorosa Rose Marvel
    $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Rose Marvel' Meadow Sage is an exciting addition to your pollinator-friendly garden. Columns of magenta flowers on burgundy stems will entice hummingbirds and butterflies, while fragrant green foliage resists deer and rabbits. Flowers are the largest of any pink meadow sage, blooming in spring and summer, and are excellent for cut flower arrangements. Plant in sun in well-drained soil. Hardy and drought tolerant once established. (Salvia nemorosa)
  16. Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm, Monarda fistulosa with pollinator

    The tubular nectar-rich flowers of Wild Bergamot Bee Balm are magnets for bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. It blooms from midsummer into fall with fragrant pale purple flowers th...

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    Wild Bergamot (Bee Balm) Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm Monarda fistulosa
    As low as $13.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    The tubular nectar-rich flowers of Wild Bergamot Bee Balm are magnets for bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. It blooms from midsummer into fall with fragrant pale purple flowers that seem to burst from the buds like fireworks. This easy-care native perennial is deer resistant, adaptable to most soil types, and freely spreads to create swaths of color and fragrance. (Monarda fistulosa)
  17. Heucherella Gold Zebra PP22,104, Foamy Bells Gold Zebra

    Heucherella Gold Zebra provides constant vibrant color all summer long with bright yellow and deep red foliage. In mid-late spring white, bell-shaped flowers bloom for added interes...

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    Gold Zebra Heucherella Foamy Bells Heucherella Gold Zebra PP22,104
    $15.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Heucherella Gold Zebra provides constant vibrant color all summer long with bright yellow and deep red foliage. In mid-late spring white, bell-shaped flowers bloom for added interest. This Heucherella is easy to grow and low maintenance. Great for small spaces in shady gardens, or for added texture and interest in containers. Commonly known as Gold Zebra Foamy Bells, Heucherella is a hybrid between Coral Bells and Foam Flower. (Heucheralla)
  18. Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

    Common Milkweed is the most-well known of the milkweeds – and an important food source and host plant for Monarch butterflies. This reliably cold-hardy native plant is as beautiful...

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    Common Milkweed Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca
    As low as $13.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Common Milkweed is the most-well known of the milkweeds – and an important food source and host plant for Monarch butterflies. This reliably cold-hardy native plant is as beautiful as it is tough. Clusters of tightly-closed lavender buds open to reveal sweetly-fragrant pink blossoms, attracting a menagerie of local pollinators to the garden. Long-lasting plants produce spectacular interest at every stage of growth. (Asclepias syriaca)
  19. 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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