Bees are one of the most beneficial insects. They not only help pollinate plants but also kill harmful insects to help plants thrive. They can do their best to protect the environment and ensure food supplies. They are beneficial to us as well as the world around us.
So, in the post today, we want to share ways to attract this good insect to your garden. And here is a list of the 20 best beautiful flowers to accompany the world of the bee. Moreover, attracting bees is the best way to have a high yield without posing any risk to the garden. That is the reason why they should be welcomed as good friends into your gardens. Let check these flowers right now.
#1 Bee Balm (Monarda Sp.)
Bee Balm (Monarda Sp.) is friendly with bees. They readily grow in most parts of the country and flower profusely through summer. What’s more, the aromatic leaves and flowers can be used to make herbal tea. For best results, grow them in a sunny part of the garden where plenty of moisture is available.
#2 Blackeyed Susan (Rudbeckia Hirta)
The cheerful Rudbeckia is popular with bees and other pollinators. Besides the signature sunny yellow with dark centers, the flowers come in bronze, mahogany, and red, some having two-tone petals. These perennials are easy to grow and quickly establish themselves in sunny spots, performing well even in poor soil and dry conditions.
#3 Stonecrop (Sedum Spp.)
These succulents with showy heads of tiny flowers are easy-care plants with neat habits. Sedums are easily propagated from stem and leaf cuttings and seeds. Once established, they thrive without much mollycoddling, making them the ideal choice for dry areas and lazy gardeners. They require is good drainage and some sun.
#4 Goldenrod (Solidago Spp.)
It is quite natural for hordes of wild bees to throng to these herbaceous perennials that are natives of the American continents. A feast of nectar and pollen await them in the tiny flowers that make up the golden yellow branching spikes.
#5 Butterfly Bush – (Buddleja Davidii)
This flowering bush is a butterfly magnet as the name implies, but bees and other nectar lovers like hummingbirds find the long spikes of tiny, fragrant flowers equally attractive. Pink and purple are the most common flower colors, but you can get them in blue, lavender, orange, cream, and white as well. Depending on your zone, you can grow this perennial as a bush or a small tree, but pruning is necessary to promote profuse flowering. It loves the sun.
#6 Purple Coneflower (Echinacea Purpurea)
This perennial native to the eastern United States is guaranteed to draw bees and butterflies to your garden all through its flowering season extending from midsummer to late fall. The pink-purple flowers are used for preparing cold and flu remedies, so it is an additional reason to plant them in your garden.
#7 Joe-pye Weed (Eutrochium Purpureum)
This flower is not only attractive to bees but looks spectacular in any garden that can accommodate them. There are white-flowered varieties too. Joe-pye weed prefers sunny locations but does well in partial shade too. Often reaching 5-7 feet, the plants are best suited for the back of the garden. When planted in moist soil, they form large clumps.
#8 Lavender (Lavendula Augustifolia)
This aromatic plant attracts bees, the pretty lavender blooms that come out from late spring to summer can perfume the home and garden and flavor your dishes. It is a low-maintenance plant that tolerates drought and poor soil. They do well in containers as well as in the ground as long as they have enough sunlight and good drainage.
#9 Snowdrops (Galanthus Spp.)
One of the first flowers to appear in late winter to early spring, the snowdrops do not often wait for the snow to melt away. And the bees that have nearly emptied their winter reserves can hardly wait for their arrival. Attract them to your garden with a patch of snowdrops naturalized in the landscape. Snowdrops do well in partial shade and love humus-rich soil. You can plant the tiny bulbs in fall, in rich, well-draining soil, and keep the moisture in with leaf mulch.
#10 Crocus (Crocus Spp.)
This is another early flowering bulb that can provide the much-needed sustenance to bees. Coming out in jewel-like blues and purples and cheery yellows, these little flowers can have a great impact on the bees as well as the landscape. They don’t need much care once established. Choose varieties with staggered blooming time to extend the show.