Must-Have Flowers That Attract Garden Pollinators


Flowers need to be pollinated before they can produce. See which beautiful blooms pollinators love the most.


DAHLIAS -Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love dahlias. Pollinators like open center dahlia varieties, unlike petals that are too close together for them to access such as pom-pom or cactus dahlia varieties.

COSMOS - Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love cosmos blooms. This annual will bloom from late spring until the fall’s first frost.


ZINNIAS - These are a favorite for bees and hummingbirds. Birds love the seeds that develop once the pollinators have feasted on their nectar.


SNAPDRAGONS - Bumblebees love snapdragons for so many reasons. The bell-shaped flower is perfect for the bees to buzz in and out.


CONEFLOWERS & BLAZING STAR - Also known as echinacea, coneflowers are loved pollinators. Birds like the drying seed heads. Monarch butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds love Blazing Star.


SUNFLOWERS - Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to sunflowers.. Birds love to eat the seeds. It has bee-healing properties in its pollen so be sure to plant open-pollinated sunflower varieties.


DAISIES -These perennials are an early summer bloomer and stick around until the first part of August in my garden. They are great pollen producers and attract bees and butterflies.


BLACK-EYED SUSANS -This plant, also known as Rudbeckia, blooms from mid-summer to fall and attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, as well as birds who love the seeds.


Attracting pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your garden is easier than you think with these flowers.

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