Flowers That Make Your Garden More Bee-Friendly

Aster Asters have little daisy-like blooms, but bees don't distinguish between them. They adore them! New England asters produce pollen and nectar into autumn. Bees are still busy after summer, so they need food even if it's getting colder.

Bee Balm Okay, bees will probably like a plant with “bee” in its name. Bee balm blooms. This beautiful mint-related perennial blooms from mid-summer to early October in pinks, purples, and reds.

Black-eyed Susan Black-Eyed Susans, a sunny flower, are durable prairie plants that can tolerate summer heat, making them a backyard garden favorite. Bees really enjoy their nectar and pollen.  

A Butterfly Bush Plant a butterfly bush to make your garden bee- and butterfly-friendly. Fast-growing deciduous shrubs, these enormous bushes shed their leaves annually, but bees and butterflies love the lilac and pink flowers.

Goldenrod Goldenrod grows back every year, so plant it once and forget it. Its beautiful yellow blossoms brighten a late summer garden and attract pollinators in early October.

Honeysuckle Due of their fragrance, honeysuckles are attractive garden flowers. That makes them popular with gardeners and beekeepers. Honeysuckle blossoms are climbers, so grow them where they can be draped over a support structure to show off their beauty.

Lavender While lavender is recognized for its calming effects, it can also make your garden more bee-friendly. This fragrant perennial blooms all summer. Both flowers and foliage are fragrant and come in bluish lavender, deep indigo, lavender, light purple, and sky blue.

Lilac Lilacs are beautiful shrubs or little trees, depending on what you grow. In April, its beautiful flower scent attracts bees and butterflies to your backyard garden.