Pollinator Plant List

Plant pollinator list

Create a healthy garden with butterflies, hummingbirds and bees.


Plants that attract butterfly larvae or caterpillars
Borage, fennel, grasses, hollyhock, lupine, milkweed, nettle, thistle, willow



Plants that attract butterflies
Alyssum, aster, bee balm, butterfly bush, calendula, cosmos, daylily, delphinium, dianthus, fennel, globe thistle, goldenrod, hollyhock, lavender, liatris, marigold, musk mallow, nasturtium, oregano, phlox, purple coneflower, Queen Anne's Lace, sage, scabiosa, Shasta daisy, stonecrop, verbena, yarrow, zinnia


Plants that attract hummingbirds
Ajuga, bee balm, begonia, bleeding heart, butterfly weed, canna, cardinal flower, century plant, columbine, coral bells, cleome, dahlia, dame's rocket, delphinium, pinks, four o'clock, foxglove, fuchsia, geranium, gladiolus, hollyhock, impatiens, iris, lantana, liatris, lily, lupine, nasturtium, nicotiana, paintbrush, penstemon, petunia, phlox, sage, salvia, scabiosa, scarlet sage, sweet William, verbena, yucca, zinnia


Plants that attract bees
Allium, aster, basil, bee balm, borage, cleome, cosmos, flax, four o'clock, blanket flower, geranium, giant hyssop, glove thistle, goldenrod, helianthus, hyssop, Joe-pye weed, lavender, lupine, marjoram, mint, mullein, paint brush, poppy, rosemary, sage, skullcap, sunflower, thyme, verbena, wallflower, wild rose, zinnia


Flowering/fruiting trees and shrubs that attract pollinators
Almond, apple, wild lilac, willow, plum, pear, hawthorn, linden, locust, raspberry, black currant, gooseberry


What’s the buzz? The sound of summer. Filling your garden with flowering plants that bees like is the perfect way to a part of the cycle of nature. Bees are hardworking insects—pollinating our crops and flowers for us and feeding themselves and their community at the same time. And, don’t forget the honey—one of nature’s simplest pleasures.