Plant Lists

Plants for Pollinator Gardens

Pollinators are extremely important workers in our garden. By designing a landscape with pollinators in mind, you can have a garden that will attract these helpful critters.

Plants for Pollinator Gardens

Perennial Shrub
Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora)
Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii)

Perennial Herb
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Chives (Allium schoeonoprasum)
Garlic (Allium sativum)
Mint (Mentha spp.)
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Annual Herb
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
Dill (Anethum graveolens)
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Perennial Flower
Aster (Aster spp.)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Goldenrod (Solidago spp.)
Lantana (Lantana spp.)
Salvia (Salvia spp.)
Verbena (Verbena spp.)

Annual Flower
Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
Impatiens (Impatiens spp.)
Lantana (Lantana spp.)
Marigold (single-flowered types) (Tagetes spp.)
Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)
Pentas (Pentas lanceolata)
Petunia (Petunia x hybrida)
Salvia (Salvia spp.)
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Verbena (Verbena spp.)
Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

List adapted from: Beyond Butterflies: Gardening for Native Pollinators, Jeffery Webb,

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