POLLINATOR GARDEN - Notes from Paulina

May 28, 2015

POLLINATOR GARDEN - BUTTERFLY, BEES, HUMMINGBIRDS, BENEFICIAL INSECTS

 

 

 

Early Blooming Plants:

 

 

Crocus

 

 

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) excellent early nectar plant!

 

 

Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis sylvatica)

 

 

Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis)

 

 

 

Mid-Late Spring/Early Summer:

 

 

Alyssum - annual variety, not the perennial

 

 

Allium (Allium bulgaricum)

 

 

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

 

 

Aster (perennial)

 

 

Bellflower (Campanula)

 

 

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

 

 

Calendula

 

 

California Lilac (Ceonothus)

 

 

California Poppy (Eschscholzia)

 

 

Cat Mint (Nepeta mussinii, not N. cataria) - good insect deterrent

 

 

Chive (blossoms good for pollinators)

 

 

Cranesbill (Geranium)

 

 

Columbine

 

 

English Daisy (Bellis perennis)

 

 

Figwort (Scrophularia auricular ‘Variegate’) - good foliage plant for insects for hummingbirds

 

 

Foxglove

 

 

Lavender ‘Otto Quast’ (Lavandula stoechas cultivar)

 

 

Lupines

 

 

Ribes (Flowering Currant)

 

 

Virginia Strawberry* (Fragaria virginiana)  May - August

 

 

 

Mid-Late Summer/Early Fall:

 

 

Bronze Fennel (tall perennial)

 

 

Cosmos (annual)

 

 

Echinacea/Coneflower

 

 

Globe Thistle

 

 

Honeysuckle (Lonicera)

 

 

Lavender (Lavandula officinalis/angustifolia)

 

 

Mallow & Hollyhock (red or purple better for hummingbirds)

 

 

Russian Sage (Perovskia)

 

 

Stonecrop (Sedum)

 

 

Showy Milkweed* (Asclepias speciosa) June -August

 

 

Sunflower, Maximilian* (Helianthus maximiliani)  August-Sept

 

 

Yarrow, Western* (Achillea millefolium var occidentalis) 

 

 

Wild Bergamot/Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)

 

 

Zinnias (annual)

 

 

 

*  = Host Plants

 

 

By keiko honda at 9:58am