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Plants For Pollinators

A garden of Flowering Perennials in Shades of Purple
Plants For Pollinators
Designing a garden for pollinators? Below are a few tips and a list of some of our favorite plants for pollinators, grouped by bloom time.
  • Plant a variety of flowers which bloom throughout all seasons of the year.
  • Select plants which bear a variety of flower colors, and plant similar colors together.
  • Practice Integrated Pest Management.
  • Incorporate native plants—they are the best source of food for pollinators.
  • Talk with our garden gurus for additional suggestions that will work in your garden.
Columbine Blue

Spring (March - May)

  • Baby Blue-Eyes (Nemophila menzeisii)
  • CA Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)
  • CA Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
  • Columbine (Aquilegia spp.)
  • Foxglove (Digitalis spp.)
  • Godetia (Clarkia amoena)
  • Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)
  • Larkspur (Delphinium spp.)
  • Lungwort (Pulmonaria spp.)
Columbine Blue
Lavender 'Munstead'

Summer (June - August)

  • Buckwheat (Eriogonum spp.)
  • Catmint (Nepeta spp.)
  • Hummingbird Mint (Agastache spp.)
  • Lavender (Lavandula spp.)
  • Oregano (Origanum spp.)
  • Penstemon (Penstemon spp.)
  • Sage (Salvia spp.)
  • Thyme (Thymus spp.)
  • Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)
Lavender 'Munstead'
Autumn Sage

Autumn (September - November)

  • Aster (Aster spp.)
  • Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)
  • Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia spp.)
  • Goldenrod (Solidago spp.)
  • Japanese Anemone (Anemone x hybrida)
  • Sneezeweed (Helenium spp.)
  • Sunflower (Helianthus spp.)
Autumn Sage 'Mirage Pink'
Lenten Rose

Winter (December - February)

  • California Wild Lilac (Ceanothus spp.)
  • Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles spp.)
  • Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis)
  • Manzanita (Arctostaphylos spp.)
  • Mediterranean Pink Heath (Erica darleyensis)
  • Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus spp.)
  • Sun Camellia (Camellia sasanqua)
  • Western Redbud (Cercis spp.)
  • Willow (Salix spp.)
Lenten Rose
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