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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-shaped blooms appea...

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    Jacob Cline Bee Balm Jacob Cline Bee Balm, Bergamot Monarda didyma Jacob Cline
    As low as $9.32
    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. 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)
  3. Soulmate Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

    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 vani...

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    Soulmate Swamp Milkweed Swamp Milkweed Soulmate Asclepias incarnata Soulmate
    As low as $153.98
    Per Tray of 16
    '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)
  4. 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. Leaving the spent s...

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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)
  5. 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 set atop deep green folia...

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    Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm
    As low as $7.99
    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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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 compact, makin...

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    Purple Dome New England Aster New England Aster Purple Dome Aster novae-angliae Purple Dome
    As low as $72.98
    Per Tray of 12
    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. (Aster novae-angliae)
  8. PowWow® Wild Berry Echinacea

    This unique Echinacea produces showy, rose-purple blooms that last throughout the summer, even without deadheading. PowWow Wild Berry puts out more flowers than any other Coneflower ...

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    PowWow® Wild Berry Echinacea Coneflower PowWow® Wild Berry PAS702917 Echinacea purpurea PowWow® Wild Berry PAS702917
    As low as $137.98
    Per Tray of 16
    This unique Echinacea produces showy, rose-purple blooms that last throughout the summer, even without deadheading. PowWow Wild Berry puts out more flowers than any other Coneflower variety and will attract a variety if pollinators. Sturdy, upright stems make this echinacea a great choice for windy spots and cutting gardens alike. (Echinacea purpurea)
  9. 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)
  10. Blue Ajuga Black Scallop, Ajuga reptans, photo courtesy of Walters Garden Inc.

    Black Scallop Ajuga is a fast-growing and attractive groundcover with burgundy-black leaves and spiky, violet-blue flowers. Growing only 4 to 6 inches tall and flowering in late spri...

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    Black Scallop Ajuga Black Scallop Bugleweed PP#15815 Ajuga reptans Black Scallop PP#15815
    As low as $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Black Scallop' Ajuga is a fast-growing and attractive groundcover with burgundy-black leaves and spiky, violet-blue flowers. Growing only 4 to 6 inches tall and flowering in late spring, 'Black Scallop' is fairly forgiving when it comes to soil and sunlight, but prefers things on the moist side. A great choice for attracting pollinators early in the season. Deer resistant. PP#15815 (Ajuga reptans)
  11. 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)
  12. Creeping Thyme Elfin, Thymus serpyllum

    Low growing and tough, this Thyme is perfect planted in a rock path or as a lawn alternative. Lavender-pink flowers emerge in early summer and attract pollinators to the garden. (Thy...

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    Elfin Creeping Thyme Elfin Creeping Thyme Thymus serpyllum Elfin
    As low as $10.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Low growing and tough, this Thyme is perfect planted in a rock path or as a lawn alternative. Lavender-pink flowers emerge in early summer and attract pollinators to the garden. (Thymus)
  13. Purple Liatris spicata Violet, Liatris spicata, Blazing Star or Gayfeather

    This butterfly magnet produces a low clump of grassy looking leaves topped by tall spikes of bright magenta-purple hues which make for excellent cut flowers beginning in midsummer. (...

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    Floristan Violet Blazing Star Floristan Violet Blazing Star, Gayfeather Liatris spicata Floristan Violet
    $17.32
    Per Bag of 25
    This butterfly magnet produces a low clump of grassy looking leaves topped by tall spikes of bright magenta-purple hues which make for excellent cut flowers beginning in midsummer. (Liatris spicata)
  14. 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-white blooms a...

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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)
  15. Eupatorium Baby Joe, Joe Pye Weed with Coreopsis

    Baby Joe Dwarf Joe Pye Weed is the solution for butterfly lovers short on space in the garden. This compact variety grows to a manageable 2-3’ tall and limits its spread. Baby Joe ...

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    Baby Joe Dwarf Pye Weed Dwarf Pye Weed Baby Joe PP#20320 Eupatorium dubium Baby Joe PP#20320
    $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Baby Joe' Dwarf Joe Pye Weed is the solution for butterfly lovers short on space in the garden. This compact variety grows to a manageable 2-3’ tall and limits its spread. 'Baby Joe' has gorgeous purple blooms that add sweet fragrance to the late-season garden, supplying butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees with vital nectar. Deer resistant. (Eupatorium dubium) PP#20320
  16. Burgundy Glow Ajuga, Ajuga reptans Burgundy Glow

    Burgundy Glow Ajuga is a vibrant, spreading groundcover with multi-colored foliage and purple-blue flowers. Maroon and green leaves are edged with cream and can create a dense carpet...

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    Burgundy Glow Ajuga Burgundy Glow Bugleweed Ajuga reptans Burgundy Glow
    As low as $6.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Burgundy Glow' Ajuga is a vibrant, spreading groundcover with multi-colored foliage and purple-blue flowers. Maroon and green leaves are edged with cream and can create a dense carpet over even the toughest-of-soils in full and part shade. Growing 4-6" tall and 12-18" wide, 'Burgundy Glow' is considered evergreen in warmer regions. (Ajuga reptans)
  17. Purple Foxglove Dalmation Rose, Digitalis, Foxglove

    This easy-to-grow Foxglove variety is an early-bloomer, adding gorgeous purple color to the late spring garden. Dalmation Rose is deer resistant and makes for gorgeous spring bouquet...

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    Dalmation Rose Foxglove Dalmation Rose Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Dalmation Rose
    $10.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    This easy-to-grow Foxglove variety is an early-bloomer, adding gorgeous purple color to the late spring garden. Dalmation Rose is deer resistant and makes for gorgeous spring bouquets. (Digitalis purpurea)
  18. Red Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria, Lobelia fulgens

    Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria is a hybrid of Americas famous wild lobelia with deeper red bloom and dark burgundy foliage. Hummingbirds love them. (Lobelia cardinalis or Lobelia fu...

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    Queen Victoria Lobelia Queen Victoria Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis or Lobelia fulgens Queen Victoria
    $10.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Cardinal Flower Queen Victoria is a hybrid of Americas famous wild lobelia with deeper red bloom and dark burgundy foliage. Hummingbirds love them. (Lobelia cardinalis or Lobelia fulgens)
  19. Campanula Rapido Blue, Rapido Blue Bellflower, photo courtesy of Walter's Garden

    Rapido Blue Bellflower is a must-have heavy bloomer that will add character and charm to your garden borders and paths. Rapido Blue Bellflower explodes in a mound of purple flowers ...

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    Rapido Blue Bellflower Rapido Blue Bellflower Campanula carpatica Rapido Blue
    $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Rapido Blue' Bellflower is a must-have heavy bloomer that will add character and charm to your garden borders and paths. 'Rapido Blue' Bellflower explodes in a mound of purple flowers up to four weeks earlier than the older "Clips" series. Plant in containers and add instant color to your patio with these upward facing bell shaped flowers. (Campanula carpatica)
  20. Blue Cardinal Flower with two monarch butterflies, Lobelia siphilitica, Cardinal Flower

    Great Blue Lobelia (also called Blue Cardinal Flower) is a tough, hardy perennial with large leaves and gorgeous, light blue blooms. An easy to grow native that will thrive in a part...

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    Great Blue Lobelia Blue Cardinal Flower Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue
    As low as $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Great Blue Lobelia (also called Blue Cardinal Flower) is a tough, hardy perennial with large leaves and gorgeous, light blue blooms. An easy to grow native that will thrive in a partly sunny, moist spot in your garden, this Lobelia will spread and multiply when given the chance. Blooms appear late in the season and provide important nectar to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer and rabbit resistant. (Lobelia siphilitica)
  21. 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)
  22. Catlin's Giant Bugleweed, Ajuga reptans Catlin's Giant

    Catlins Giant Ajuga creates a thick, weed-smothering groundcover in almost any spot, tolerating poor soils and full shade with grace. The gorgeous, deep-indigo flower spikes attract ...

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    Catlin's Giant Ajuga Catlin's Giant Bugleweed Ajuga reptans Catlin's Giant
    As low as $6.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Catlin's Giant' Ajuga creates a thick, weed-smothering groundcover in almost any spot, tolerating poor soils and full shade with grace. The gorgeous, deep-indigo flower spikes attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden in late spring and pair beautifully with the bronze-tinged leaves. Try this one under trees and in other spots where grass struggles to grow. (Ajuga reptans)
  23. Pink Foxglove Candy Mountain, Digitalis purpurea, Foxglove

    Candy Mountain Foxglove makes a showy display with rose-pink flowers on strong, four foot stalks that emerge from a large rosette of soft foliage. The upward facing blooms reveal pa...

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    Candy Mountain Foxglove Candy Mountain Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Candy Mountain
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Candy Mountain' Foxglove makes a showy display with rose-pink flowers on strong, four foot stalks that emerge from a large rosette of soft foliage. The upward facing blooms reveal pale pink throats with burgundy spots. This foxglove is a biennial and will bloom the second year, but let seeds fall to produce more amazing flowers in seasons to come! (Digitalis purpurea)
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