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Plants that Attract Bees

If you are looking to attract bees and other pollinators to your yard, we suggest trying some of the following plants!


  • Yarrow (Achillea milefolium)
  • Anise Hyssop (Agastache)
  • Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa
  • Onion (Allium spp.)
  • Garlic (Allium spp.)
  • Chives (Allium spp.)
  • Leek (Allium spp.)
  • Scallion (Allium spp.)
  • Butterfly Weed (Asclepias spp.)
  • Aster
  • Astilbe
  • Aster (Berheya purpurea)
  • Aster (Berlandiera lyrata)
  • Lesser Calamint (Calamintha nepeta)
  • Bellflower (Campanula spp.)
  • Corn Flower (Centaurea spp.)
  • Clematis (Clematis spp.)
  • Cone Flower (Echinacea)
  • Globe Thistle (Echinops)
  • Foxtail Lily (Eremurus stenophyllus)
  • Sea Holly (Eryngium spp.)
  • Fennel (Foeniculum)
  • Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
  • Hardy Geranium (Geranium ibericum x)
  • Blue Cranebill (Geranium ibericum x)
  • Johnson’s Blue (Geranium himalayense)
  • Sneezeweed (Helenium)
  • Sunflower (Helianthus)
  • Sedum (Hylotelephium)
  • Inula (Inula royleana)
  • Himalayan elecampane (Inula royleana)
  • Lavender (Lavandula spp.)
  • Blazing Star (Liatris)
  • Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
  • Cut-leaf Mallow (Malva alcea)
  • Mints (Mentha spp.)
  • Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
  • Bee Balm (Monarda)
  • Catmint (Nepeta)
  • Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
  • Poppies (Papaver fhoeas)
  • Beardtongue (Penstemon)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • Rudbeckia (Rudbeckia spp.)
  • Salvia
  • Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa)
  • Sedum
  • Aster (Symphyotrichum)
  • Thyme (Thymus)
  • Garden Speedwell (Veronica longifolia)


  • Spider Plant (Cleome)
  • Dahlia
  • Heliotrope
  • Lantana
  • Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia)
  • Basil (Ocimum basilicum)


  • BlackShrubs
  • Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)
  • Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)
  • Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
  • Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia)
  • Dogwood – Silky, Gray & Red-Osier (Cornusspp.)
  • Cotoneaster
  • Dwarf Fothergilla (Fothergillia gardenia)
  • Common Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
  • Holly – common European, Box-leaved,
    & Winterberry (Ilex aquifolium, crenata and verticillata)
  • Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)
  • Mockorange (Philadelphus coronarius)
  • Eastern Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
  • Bush Cinquefoil (Pontentilla fruiticosa)
  • Sumac (Rhus spp.)
  • Rogosa Rose (Rosa rugosa)
  • Raspberry (Rubus spp.)
  • Elderberry (Sambucusspp.)
  • Spirea (Spiraea)
  • European Cranberry Bush (Viburnum opulus)


  • Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
  • Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.)
  • Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)
  • Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
  • Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
  • Hawthorn (Crategus spp.)
  • Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)
  • Crabapple (Malus spp.)
    Black Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica)
  • Cherry (Prunus spp.)
  • Peach (Prunus spp.)
  • Plum (Prunus spp.)
  • Almond (Prunus spp.)
  • Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana)
  • Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana)
  • Black Locust (Robinia pseudocacia)
  • Willow (Salix spp.)
  • Linden, Basswood (Tilia americana)
  • Little Leaf Linden (Tilia cordata)

Source: Michigan State University, Feb. 2016


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