BEE FAVORITE PERENNIALS 2017-04-03T12:42:52+00:00

 

FAVORITE PERENNIALS FOR ATTRACTING BEES

Achillea millefolium (Common Yarrow)
Actaea / Cimicifuga (Bugbane)
Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop)
Allium (Edible & Ornamental Onions)
Anemone canadensis (Canada Windflower)
Anemone cylindrica (Thimbleweed)
Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’ (Grapeleaf Anemone)
Anemonella thalictroides (Rue Anemone)
Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern Red Columbine)
Aruncus dioicus (Sylvan Goatsbeard)
Asclepias (Milkweed)
Aster (Aster) – (North American native Asters may also be found listed under the following generic names: Ampelaster, Doellingeria, Eurybia, Ionactis, Oclemena,
Seriocarpus & Symphyotrichum)
Astilbe (False Spirea)
Astragalus canadensis (Canadian Milk Vetch)
Baptisia alba (White False Indigo)
Baptisia lactea (White False Indigo)
Berlandiera lyrata (Chocolate Flower)
Buddleja (Butterfly Bush) – tender
Cacalia atriplicifolia / Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (Pale Indian Plantain)
Calamintha (Calamint)
Campanula (Bellflower)
Centaurea (Perennial Cornflower)
Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead)
Chrysanthemum (Mum) – single flowered types
Clematis (Clematis)
Coreopsis palmata (Prairie Tickseed)
Dalea candida (White Prairie Clover)
Dalea purpurea (Purple Prairie Clover)
Desmodium canadense (Showy Tick Trefoil)
Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman’s Breeches)
Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower)
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Echinops (Globe Thistle)
Eremurus stenophyllus (Narrow-leaved Foxtail Lily)
Eryngium (Sea Holly)
Eupatorium fistulosum / Eutrochium  fistulosum (Hollow Joe-pye Weed)
Eupatorium maculatum / Eutrochium maculatum (Joe-pye Weed)
Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset)
Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)
Geranium (Cranesbill)
Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke)
Helenium (Helen’s Flower)
Helianthus (Sunflower)
Heliopsis helianthoides (Oxeye Sunflower)
Heuchera (Coral Bell)
Hosta (Hosta)
Hydrophyllum virginianum (Virginia Waterleaf)
Hyssopus officinalis (Hyssop)
Inula royleana (Himalayan Elecampane)
Lavandula (Lavender)
Leucanthemella serotina (Hungarian Daisy)
Liatris (Blazingstar)
Ligularia (Golden Ray)
Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)
Lupinus (Lupine)
Maianthemum canadense (False Lily of the Valley)
Malva (Mallow) – short-lived
Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm)
Mentha (Mint) – many are aggressive spreaders
Mitella diphylla (Bishop’s Cap)
Monarda (Bee Balm)
Nepeta (Catmint)
Origanum (Culinary & Ornamental Oreganos)
Osmorhiza claytonii (Bland Sweet Cicely)
Osmorhiza longistylis (Long-styled Sweet Cicely)
Pachysandra (Pachysandra)
Paeonia (Peony)
Parthenium integrifolium (Wild Quinine)
Penstemon (Beard-tongue)
Perovskia (Russian Sage)
Phlox pilosa (Prairie Phlox)
Physostegia virginiana (False Dragonhead)
Polemonium reptans (Creeping Jacob’s Ladder)
Polygonatum biflorum (Smooth Solomon’s Seal)
Potentilla arguta (Prairie Cinquefoil)
Prunella vulgaris (Self-heal)
Pulsatilla patens (American Pasqueflower)
Pycnanthemum (Mountain Mint)
Ratibida columnifera (Long-headed Coneflower)
Ratibida pinnata (Yellow Coneflower)
Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) – tender
Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)
Ruellia humilis (Wild Petunia)
Salvia (Sage)
Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot)
Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)
Scrophularia marilandica (Figwort)
Sedum (Stonecrop) – (Stonecrops may also be found listed under the following generic names: Hylotelephium, Petrosedum, Phedimus, Rhodiola & Sinocrassula)
Silphium perfoliatum (Cupplant)
Solidago (Goldenrod) – (Goldenrods may also be found listed under the following generic names: Euthamia & Oligoneuron)
Stachys (Betony
Stokesia laevis (Stoke’s Aster) – tender
Taraxacum officinale (Common Dandelion)
Thermopsis caroliniana (Carolina Lupine)
Thymus (Thyme)
Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio Spiderwort)
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)
Trifolium repens (White Clover)
Uvularia grandiflora (Large-flowered Bellwort)
Verbena hastata (Blue Vervain)
Verbena stricta (Hoary Vervain)
Vernonia (Ironweed)
Veronica (Speedwell)
Veronicastrum (Culver’s Root)
Viola pubescens (Downy Yellow Violet)
Zizia aurea (Golden Alexander)

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