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Perennial flowers that attract pollinators to your garden

Plant these perennials and you're sure to have loads of beneficial pollinators visiting your garden, including butterflies, bees, moths and hummingbirds. The flowers listed here have been chosen for their colors, shapes and fragrance, and are all varieties known to attract and support pollinators - perfect for planting near veggie beds.

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  1. Burgundy Glow Ajuga, Ajuga reptans Burgundy Glow

    ‚Burgundy Glow‚ Ajuga is a vibrant, spreading groundcover with multi-colored foliage and purple-blue flowers. Maroon and green leaves are edged with cream and can create ...

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    Burgundy Glow Ajuga Burgundy Glow Bugleweed Ajuga reptans Burgundy Glow
    As low as $6.65 Sale $5.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Burgundy Glow' Ajuga is a vibrant, spreading groundcover with multi-colored foliage and purple-blue flowers. Maroon and green leaves are edged with cream and can create a dense carpet over even the toughest-of-soils in full and part shade. Growing 4-6" tall and 12-18" wide, 'Burgundy Glow' is considered evergreen in warmer regions. (Ajuga reptans)
  2. Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm, Rudbeckia with Monarch Butterfly

    ‚Goldsturm‚ Black Eyed Susan brings a burst of showy color to the full-sun garden. Golden yellow, daisy-like petals surround nectar-rich, brown center ‚buttons&sbqu...

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    Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm
    As low as $7.99 Sale $6.39
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Goldsturm' Black Eyed Susan brings a burst of showy color to the full-sun garden. Golden yellow, daisy-like petals surround nectar-rich, brown center 'buttons' set atop deep green foliage. Unbothered by most pests, poor soils, drought and humidity, 'Goldsturm' is easygoing and the perfect addition to flower arrangements and pollinator gardens. Deer resistant and long-lasting. (Rudbeckia fulgida)
  3. Jacob Cline Bee Balm, Monarda didyma Jacob Cline with Hummingbird

    ‚Jacob Cline‚ Monarda is a colorfully vibrant, mildew-resistant variety of the cherished Bee Balm plant. Loved by both gardeners and hummingbirds, crimson red crown-shape...

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    Jacob Cline Bee Balm Jacob Cline Bee Balm, Bergamot Monarda didyma Jacob Cline
    As low as $9.32 Sale $7.46
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Jacob Cline' Monarda is a colorfully vibrant, mildew-resistant variety of the cherished Bee Balm plant. Loved by both gardeners and hummingbirds, crimson red crown-shaped blooms appear on tall, herbaceous plants in mid summer. Its fragrant foliage and tolerance of pests, mildew and clay soils make 'Jacob Cline' a true favorite in the perennial bed. Deer resistant. (Monarda)
  4. Hepatica acutiloba

    One of springs earliest woodland wildflowers, and always considered one of the most beautiful, native Hepatica is quite common in eastern forests. The blooms vary dramatically in col...

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    Hepatica Hepatica, Liverwort Hepatica acutiloba
    As low as $15.99
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    One of springs earliest woodland wildflowers, and always considered one of the most beautiful, native Hepatica is quite common in eastern forests. The blooms vary dramatically in color, and range from white to lavender to (rarely) pink. Growing from 4 to 6" in height, lovely Hepatcia will spread and naturalize over time in most soils with dappled sunlight. (Hepatica acutiloba)
  5. Blue Ajuga Black Scallop, Ajuga reptans, photo courtesy of Walters Garden Inc.

    ‚Black Scallop‚ Ajuga is a fast-growing and attractive groundcover with burgundy-black leaves and spiky, violet-blue flowers. Growing only 4 to 6 inches tall and flowerin...

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    Black Scallop Ajuga Black Scallop Bugleweed PP#15815 Ajuga reptans Black Scallop PP#15815
    As low as $7.99 Sale $6.39
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Black Scallop' Ajuga is a fast-growing and attractive groundcover with burgundy-black leaves and spiky, violet-blue flowers. Growing only 4 to 6 inches tall and flowering in late spring, 'Black Scallop' is fairly forgiving when it comes to soil and sunlight, but prefers things on the moist side. A great choice for attracting pollinators early in the season. Deer resistant. PP#15815 (Ajuga reptans)
  6. Black Eyed Susan Prairie Sun close up yellow flowers

    Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ produces gorgeous daisy-like blooms from early-summer through frost. Large, 5-inch flowers bear overlapping rings of orange petals tipped in lemon...

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    Prairie Sun Black Eyed Susan Prairie Sun Black Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia hirta Prairie Sun
    $7.99 Sale $6.39
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ produces gorgeous daisy-like blooms from early-summer through frost. Large, 5-inch flowers bear overlapping rings of orange petals tipped in lemon-yellow and surrounding a bright green eye. Flowers stand atop tall sturdy stems perfect for cutting and attract scores of butterflies. Low maintenance and deer resistant. (Rudbeckia hirta)
  7. Catlin's Giant Bugleweed, Ajuga reptans Catlin's Giant

    ‚Catlin‚s Giant‚ Ajuga creates a thick, weed-smothering groundcover in almost any spot, tolerating poor soils and full shade with grace. The gorgeous, deep-indigo f...

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    Catlin's Giant Ajuga Catlin's Giant Bugleweed Ajuga reptans Catlin's Giant
    As low as $6.65 Sale $5.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Catlin's Giant' Ajuga creates a thick, weed-smothering groundcover in almost any spot, tolerating poor soils and full shade with grace. The gorgeous, deep-indigo flower spikes attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden in late spring and pair beautifully with the bronze-tinged leaves. Try this one under trees and in other spots where grass struggles to grow. (Ajuga reptans)
  8. Wild Elderberry, Sambucus canadensis

    This native elderberry is a spreading shrub grows to be about 8-10 feet and boasts creamy-white flowers in mid-summer, giving way to loose clusters of delicious black fruits that are...

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    Wild Elderberry Wild Elderberry Sambucus canadensis
    $19.99
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    This native elderberry is a spreading shrub grows to be about 8-10 feet and boasts creamy-white flowers in mid-summer, giving way to loose clusters of delicious black fruits that are high in nutrients and antioxidants. The foliage then turns a deep burgundy in Autumn, completing the wonderfully-changing cycle of this beautiful shrub. (Sambucus canadensis)
  9. Orange Foxglove Apricot Beauty, Digitalis purpurea

    ‚Apricot Beauty‚ Foxglove produces gorgeous, pastel apricot-pink blooms with spotted and speckled interiors. Bell-shaped flowers dangle off tall, sturdy spires that form...

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    Apricot Beauty Foxglove Apricot Beauty Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Apricot Beauty
    $10.65 Sale $8.52
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Apricot Beauty' Foxglove produces gorgeous, pastel apricot-pink blooms with spotted and speckled interiors. Bell-shaped flowers dangle off tall, sturdy spires that form atop foliage-rich plants. Plant this biennial beauty in the back border of any sunny or partially sunny area and it will bloom throughout the summer. (Digitalis)
  10. Indian Summer Black Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy, Rudbeckia hirta Indian Summer

    Indian Summer is a new Black-eyed Susan with large, semi-double flowers. A real easy to grow beauty. (Rudbeckia hirta)...

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    Indian Summer Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer Black Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia hirta Indian Summer
    $7.99 Sale $6.39
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    Indian Summer is a new Black-eyed Susan with large, semi-double flowers. A real easy to grow beauty. (Rudbeckia hirta)
  11. Pink Foxglove Mertonensis, Digitalis close up flower

    Blooming in a lovely shade of coppery rose, Foxglove ‘Mertonensis’ brings tall stalks of bell-shaped flowers and tidy green foliage to the back border. Growing 3-4’...

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    Merton Foxglove Merton Foxglove Digitalis grandiflora x purpurea
    $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Blooming in a lovely shade of coppery rose, Foxglove ‘Mertonensis’ brings tall stalks of bell-shaped flowers and tidy green foliage to the back border. Growing 3-4’ tall, this biennial foxglove is happiest in full to part shade gardens and is easy to care for. Cutting plants back to their base after flowers have faded may bring a second round of blooms. Deer resistant. (Digitalis x mertonensis)
  12. Dalmatian Peach Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, Photo Courtesy of Walters Garden Inc.

    Dalmatian Peach Foxglove adds soft color and elegant structure to the garden. Spikes of bell-shaped blooms open a lovely shade of pink and fade to pale peach with age. Small orange f...

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    Dalmatian Peach Foxglove Dalmatian Peach Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Dalmatian Peach
    $10.65 Sale $8.52
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Dalmatian Peach Foxglove adds soft color and elegant structure to the garden. Spikes of bell-shaped blooms open a lovely shade of pink and fade to pale peach with age. Small orange freckles dot the throat of each blossom. A graceful cut flower, harvest stems when just the lowest blooms are open. Hummingbirds and bees adore these early season blooms. (Digitalis purpurea)
  13. Lupine Gallery Blue, Lupinus

    ‚Gallery Blue‚ Lupine grows 18-24 inches tall and shares its saturated indigo blooms in early summer. Pollinators are drawn to the nectar-rich spires of densley-packed, s...

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    Gallery Blue Lupine Gallery Blue Lupine Lupinus x intermedia Gallery Blue
    $9.32 Sale $7.46
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Gallery Blue' Lupine grows 18-24 inches tall and shares its saturated indigo blooms in early summer. Pollinators are drawn to the nectar-rich spires of densley-packed, sweet pea-shaped blossoms, but deer and rabbits will leave them alone. Showy, palmate foliage makes a great backdrop for late-season blooms after 'Gallery Blue' finishes its summer show. (Lupinus)
  14. Candy Mountain Foxglove

    ‚Candy Mountain‚ Foxglove makes a showy display with rose-pink flowers on strong, four foot stalks that emerge from a large rosette of soft foliage. The upward facing bl...

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    Candy Mountain Foxglove Candy Mountain Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Candy Mountain
    $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Candy Mountain' Foxglove makes a showy display with rose-pink flowers on strong, four foot stalks that emerge from a large rosette of soft foliage. The upward facing blooms reveal pale pink throats with burgundy spots. This foxglove is a biennial and will bloom the second year, but let seeds fall to produce more amazing flowers in seasons to come! (Digitalis purpurea)
  15. Dalmation Rose Foxglove with pollinator

    This easy-to-grow Foxglove variety is an early-bloomer, adding gorgeous purple color to the late spring garden. Dalmation Rose is deer resistant and makes for gorgeous spring bouquet...

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    Dalmation Rose Foxglove Dalmation Rose Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Dalmation Rose
    $10.65 Sale $8.52
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    This easy-to-grow Foxglove variety is an early-bloomer, adding gorgeous purple color to the late spring garden. Dalmation Rose is deer resistant and makes for gorgeous spring bouquets. (Digitalis purpurea)
  16. Foxglove Foxy Hybrids, Digitalis purpurea, Foxglove

    The Foxy Hybrids Foxglove Mix blooms in soothing pastel shades of pink, purple yellow, cream and white all with burgundy, spotted throats. This foxglove blooms the first season so pl...

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    Foxy Hybrids Foxglove Mix Foxy Hybrids Foxglove Mix Digitalis purpurea Foxy Hybrids Mix
    $7.99 Sale $6.39
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    The Foxy Hybrids Foxglove Mix blooms in soothing pastel shades of pink, purple yellow, cream and white all with burgundy, spotted throats. This foxglove blooms the first season so plants are shorter and sturdier. Deer resistant and able to handle part-shade, foxglove make great edging plants along woodland areas where they may naturalize. Best known as a popular bouquet flower and for its ability to attract hummingbirds. (Digitalis purpurea)
  17. Pink Ajuga Pink Lightning, Ajuga reptans, Bugleweed

    ‚Pink Lightning‚ Ajuga is a fast-growing groundcover with a unique look. Soft, sage green leaves are trimmed with cream edges, creating a beautiful backdrop for the bubbl...

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    Pink Lightning Ajuga Pink Lightning Bugleweed PP#22255 Ajuga reptans Pink Lightning PP#22255
    As low as $9.32 Sale $7.46
    Per Plant - 3" Pot

    'Pink Lightning' Ajuga is a fast-growing groundcover with a unique look. Soft, sage green leaves are trimmed with cream edges, creating a beautiful backdrop for the bubblegum-pink flower spikes that appear in late spring. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, 'Pink Lightning' will spread rapidly when well-watered. (Ajuga) PP#22255

  18. Cherokee Sunset Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

    Cherokee Sunset Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) casts an autumn glow across the garden with large double and semi-double blooms burning in radiant yellow, orange, and copper hues. A dar...

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    Cherokee Sunset Black-Eyed Susan Cherokee Sunset Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
    $7.99 Sale $6.39
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    Cherokee Sunset Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) casts an autumn glow across the garden with large double and semi-double blooms burning in radiant yellow, orange, and copper hues. A dark mahogany center and chocolate brown eye accent the warm tones. Sturdy, upright stems and bright green foliage resist deer and rabbit browsing. An award-winning beauty for season-long color. Easy-to-grow self-seeding annual in cooler zones. (Rudbeckia hirta)
  19. rudbeckia hirta, black-eyed susan orange sahara

    Sahara Black-Eyed Susan brings elegant, antique hues to a long-time garden favorite. Large, mostly double flowers bloom dusty rose, copper, amber, and russet against a dark chocolate...

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    Sahara Black-Eyed Susan Sahara Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
    $7.99 Sale $6.39
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Sahara Black-Eyed Susan brings elegant, antique hues to a long-time garden favorite. Large, mostly double flowers bloom dusty rose, copper, amber, and russet against a dark chocolate eye for soft color and loads of texture. Blooming midsummer through fall, collect handfuls for showy autumn bouquets. Velvety blooms attract a diversity of wildlife, from pollinators to songbirds. Grow as a perennial in zones 9-10, it’s a self-seeding annual in cooler zones. (Rudbeckia hirta)
  20. Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler, Lonicera sempervirens

    Fast growing ‚Major Wheeler‚ Honeysuckle‚s blooms are true red and plentiful, appearing with enthusiasm throughout the summer season. This variety is resistant to p...

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    Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler
    $21.32 Sale $17.06
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Fast growing 'Major Wheeler' Honeysuckle's blooms are true red and plentiful, appearing with enthusiasm throughout the summer season. This variety is resistant to powdery mildew and can even hold its own in humid environments, where it still presents fresh-looking foliage to accompany its clusters of tubular flowers. Vining and growing to 8-10' tall, 'Major Wheeler' is a non-aggressive, non-invasive honeysuckle that needs the support of a trellis, cage or fence to wind and wrap itself around. Right at home in containers and tolerant of partial shade, plant this one to attract hummingbirds. (Lonicera sempervirens)
  21. Red Lupine Gallery Red, Lupinus, Lupine

    ‚Gallery Red‚ is a compact plant that stuns with tapered, crimson red spires covered in tightly-packed, pea-shaped blooms. Ignored by deer and adored by butterflies, bumb...

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    Gallery Red Lupine Gallery Red Lupine Lupinus x intermedia Gallery Red
    $9.32 Sale $7.46
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Gallery Red' is a compact plant that stuns with tapered, crimson red spires covered in tightly-packed, pea-shaped blooms. Ignored by deer and adored by butterflies, bumble bees and hummingbirds, 'Gallery Red' blooms in the earlier half of the season. Popular in bouquets and very cold hardy. (Lupinus)
  22. Purple Wild Spiderwort, Tradescantia subaspera, Wild Spiderwort

    A native treasure found in woodlands and open fields, Wild Spiderwort has light purple flowers with a unique look. Three petals surround vivid center stamens with contrasting chartre...

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    Wild Spiderwort Wild Spiderwort Tradescantia subaspera
    $17.32
    Per Bag of 3
    A native treasure found in woodlands and open fields, Wild Spiderwort has light purple flowers with a unique look. Three petals surround vivid center stamens with contrasting chartreuse anthers. Growing in clumps formed by arching, grass-like foliage, Wild Spiderwort is apt to spread and mutiply, making it a great choice for edging beds. Prefers moist soils. (Tradescantia subaspera)
  23. Camelot Lavender Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea Camelot Lavender

    ‚Camelot Lavender‚ Foxglove adds elegance and charm to the summer garden with large, lilac-colored flowers and maroon-speckled interiors. A butterfly and hummingbird magn...

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    Camelot Lavender Foxglove Camelot Lavender Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Camelot Lavender
    $10.65 Sale $8.52
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Camelot Lavender' Foxglove adds elegance and charm to the summer garden with large, lilac-colored flowers and maroon-speckled interiors. A butterfly and hummingbird magnet, 'Camelot Lavender' is the perfect choice for planting near your favorite sitting spot in any sunny to partly-shaded garden. Deer and rabbit resistant. (Digitalis)
  24. White Creeping Wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens, Creeping Wintergreen or Checkerberry

    Creeping Wintergreen or also known as Gaultheria Redwood™ forms large mats of glossy green groundcover in the woods. This plant produces light pink flowers in late spring followed...

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    Redwood® Creeping Wintergreen Redwood® Creeping Wintergreen, Checkerberry Gaultheria procumbens Redwood®
    $15.99 Sale $14.39
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Creeping Wintergreen or also known as Gaultheria Redwood™ forms large mats of glossy green groundcover in the woods. This plant produces light pink flowers in late spring followed by red berries in the fall. (Gaultheria procumbens)
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