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Draw Pollinators Like Bees & Butterflies to Your Garden

If you dream of a garden filled with butterflies, bees, and bumblebees, use flowering perennials to create a wonderful garden that is buzzing with life. And you will boost biodiversity at the same time. Way to go!


Mix & Match

The more variety in plants, the more life in the garden. Perennials offer so much variety: different types, colors, shapes, heights, and flowering times. If you have flowers in your garden from early spring until well into autumn, there will be plenty of nectar to go around for butterflies, bees, and other insects. What’s more, birds will eat the seeds of various flowering plants. Even more life in your garden!


10 Great Nectar Providers

  • Yarrow (Achillea)
  • Knotweed (Persicaria)
  • Stonecrop (Sedum)
  • Michaelmas daisy (Aster)
  • Catmint (Nepeta)
  • Thoroughwort (Eupatorium)
  • Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)
  • Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Sage (Salvia)
  • Purple coneflower (Echinacea)
Source: iVerde ‘Perennial Power’