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Pollinator Attractors

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link to availability listWhy attract pollinators?

bee feeding on sedum blossomIn their determined search for nourishment, pollinating species, including bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies, hungrily dip into nectar-laden flowers, unwittingly brush up against recieving stigma, and in so doing tranfer pollen grains from one plant to another. This simple act of fertilization allows flowering plants to produce seed, often in the form of a fruit or vegetable. Through this process, pollinators are responsible for much of thebee food we eat. Vegetables and fruit that have been visited by pollinators grow larger and more flavorful. In fact, without pollinators, the bountiful gardens we all love would become an unreachable goal. As pollinator populations decline, it is important to include food sources for these essential creatures in our yards to help supply them with ample habitat and do all we can to ensure their survival. Plant several of your chosen plants to better draw pollinators from farther distances and remember to plant for a variety of bloom shapes, colors, and seasons to provide a steady source of food for pollinators. Your garden will love you for it!


Below are listed some of the best pollinator attractors we grow.
Click on your selection to learn more about the plant.

Red Velvet YarrowAchillea millefolium ''Red Velvet'
Red Velvet Yarrow
sweet marjorumOriganum marjorana
Sweet Marjorum
Sunny Seduction YarrowAchillea millefolium "Sunny Seduction"
Sunny Seduction Yarrow
Cardinal PenstemonPenstemon cardinalis
Cardinal Penstemon
Terra Cotta YarrowAchillea millefolium 'Terra Cotta'
Terra Cotta Yarrow
firecracker penstemonPenstemon eatonii
Firecracker Penstemon
Apricot Sunrise Anise HyssopAgastache 'Apricot Sunrise'
Apricot Sunrise Anise Hyssop

Catherine de la Mare foothill penstemonPenstemon heterophyllus 'Catherine de la Mare'
Foothill Penstemon
golden jubilee anise hyssopAgastache 'Golden Jubilee'
Golden Jubillee Anise Hyssop
Margarita BOP Foothill PenstemonPenstemon heterophyllyus
'Margarita BOP'
Margarita BOP Foothill Penstemon
Sunset HyssopAgastache rupestris
Sunset Hyssop
gay penstemonPenstemon laetus
Gay Penstemon
garden chivesAllium schoenoprasum
Grassleaf Garden Chives
saint helena mountain pridePenstemon newberryi 'St. Helena'
St. Helena Mountain Pride
Corkskrew onionAllium senescens glauca
Corkskrew Onion
mountain pridePenstemon newberryi
Mountain Pride
giant garden chivesAllium shoenoprasm 'Forescate
Giant Garden Chives
mersea yellow pineleaf penstemonPenstemon pinifolius 'Mersea Yellow'
Mersea Yellow Pineleaf Penstemon
dillAnethum gravolens
Dill
pincushion penstemonPenstemon procerus
Pincushion Penstemon
Golden Spur ColumbineAquilegia chrysantha
Golden Spur Columbine
bridge penstemonPenstemon rostriflorus
Bridge Penstemon

Asclepias speciosa
Showy Milkweed
Meadow PenstemonPenstmon rydbergii
Meadow Penstemon
Pigeon point coyote bushBaccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Point'
Pigeon Point Dwarf Coyote Bush


Rocky Mountain PenstemonPenstemon strictus
Rocky Mountain Penstemon
false indigoBaptisia australis
False Indigo

Dusky PenstemonPenstemon whippleanus
Dusky Penstemon,
Whipple's Penstemon
borageBorago officinalis
Borage
jerusalem sagePhlomis russeliana
Jerusalem Sage
Texas Sundrops Calylophus berlandieri
Texas Sundrops, Berlandier's Sundrops
turkey tangle frog fruitPhyla nodiflora
Turkey Tangle Frog Fruit
Autumn Blue SpireaCaryopteris incana
Autumn Blue Spirea
self-healPrunella vulgaris spp. lanceolata
Self-heal
bluebeardCaryopteris x clandonensis
Bluebeard

 

Wonderful PomegranatePomegranate, 'Wonderful
Punica granatum 'Wonderful'
Anchor Bay California LilacCeanothus gloriosus 'Anchor Bay'
Anchor Bay California Lilac

 

 

Golden CurrantRibes aureum
Golden Currant
Joyce Coulter California LilacCeanothus 'Joyce Coulter'
Joyce Coulter California Lilac
Sierra CurrantRibes Nevadense
Sierra Currant
white jupiters beardCentranthus ruber 'Albus'
White Jupiter's Beard

Pink Flowering CurrantRibes sanguineum glutinosum
Pink Flowering Currant
Western RedbudCercis occidentalis
Western Redbud
Benenden Blue RosemaryRosmarinus officinalis 'Benenden Blue'
'Benenden Blue Upright Rosemary
Desert WillowChilopsis linearis
Desert Willow
Trailing RosemaryRosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
Trailing Rosemary
pipestemsClematis lasiantha
Pipestems
highveld sun roseRosa 'Highveld Sun'
Highveld Sun Groundcover Rose
moonbeam coreopsisCoreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
Moonbeam Threadleaf Coreopsis
goldsturm black eyed susanRudbeckia fulgida ' Goldsturm'
Goldsturm Black-Eyed Susan
emberglow crocosmiaCrocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emberglow'
Emberglow Crocosmia
Prairie SageSalvia azurea grandiflora
Prairie Sage
george davidson crocosmiaCrocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davidson'
George Davidson Crocosmia
Bee's Bliss SageSalvia 'Bee's Bliss
Bee's Bliss Creeping Sage
tree chollaCylindropuntia imbricata
Tree Cholla
Salvia chamaedryoides
Germander Sage
Cardoon BlossomCynara cardunculus
Cardoon
cleveland sageSalvia clevelandii
Cleveland Sage
perennial yellow foxgloveDigitalis grandiflora
Perennial Foxglove
coahuila sageSalvia coahuilensis
Coahuila Sage
purple coneflowerEchinacea purpurea
Purple Coneflower
honey melon pineapple sageSage, Honey Melon Pineapple
Salvia elegans 'Honey Melon'
Wayne Roderickseaside daisyErigeron glauca 'Wayne Roderick'
Seaside Daisy

 

indigo woodland sageSalvia forskaohlei
Indigo Woodland Sage
Bowles mauve wallflowerErysimum 'Bowles Mauve'
Bowles Mauve Wallflower

 

pink autumn sageSalvia greggii 'Pink'
Pink Autumn Sage
red martin spurgeEuphorbia martinii 'Red Martin'
Red Martin Spurge
Vatican White Clary SageSalvia sclarea var turkestanica alba ‘Vatican White’
Vatican White Clary Sage
Bronze Leaf FennelFoeniculum vulgare rubrum 'Smokey'
"Smokey"Bronze Leaf Fennel
Sierra De San Antonio SageSalvia x jamensis 'Sierra de San Antonio'
Sierra de San Antonio Sage
lemon queen sunflowerHelianthus 'Lemon Queen'
Lemon Queen Perennial Sunflower'
hotlips sageSalvia x jamensis 'Hotlips'
Hotlips Sage
Coral BellsHeuchera x briziodes 'Bressingham Hybrids'- Coral
Coral Bells
Transylvanian SageSalvia Transylvanica
Transylvanian Sage
Owl's ClawsHymenoxys hoopesii
Owl's Claws
salad burnetSanguisorba minor
Salad Burnet

hyssopHyssopus officinalis
Hyssop
Blue ElderberrySambucus mexicana
Western Blue Elderberry
primrose jasmineJasminum mesnyi
Primrose Jasmine
Lemon Fizz Lavender CottonSantolina rosmarinifolia 'Lemon Fizz'
Lemon Fizz Lavender Cotton
heart leaf penstemonKeckiella cordifolia
Heart Leaf Penstemon
Pincushion FlowerScabiosa caucasica 'Fama'
Pincushion Flower
KnautiaKnautia macedonica
Knautia
pink mist pincushion flowerScabiosa columbaria 'Pink Mist'
Pink Mist Pincushion Flower
sweet bay laurelLaurus nobilis
Bay Leaf, Sweet Bay Laurel
bertram anderson stonecropSedum 'Bertram Anderson'
Bertram Anderson Stonecrop
Hidcote LavenderLavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Hidcote English Lavender
corsican stonecropSedum dasyphyllum 'Major'
Corsican Stonecro
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Purple Bouquet English LavenderLavandula angustifolia 'Purple Bouquet'
Purple Bouquet English Lavender
frosty morn sedumSedum 'Frosty Morn'
Autumn Stonecrop
Lisa Marie Dwarf English LavenderLavandula x chaytorae 'Lisa Marie'
Lisa Marie Dwarf English Lavender
Tiny Urchin StonecropSedum humisifusum 'Tiny Urchin'
Tiny Urchin Stonecrop
White flowered grosso lavendinLavandula x intermedia 'Alba'
White Grosso Lavendin
Red StonecropSedum moranense
Red Stonecrop
Grosso LavendinLavandula x intermedia 'Grosso'
Grosso Lavendin
Sierra StonecropSedum obtusatum
Sierra Stonecrop

Baja Pitcher SageLepechinia hastata
Baja Pitcher Sage
Cape Blanco StonecropSedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'
Cape Blanco Stonecrop
blue flaxLinum perenne lewisii
Blue Flax
Matrona StonecropSedum spectabile 'Matrona'
Matrona Stonecrop
Chaparral HoneysuckleLonicera interrupta
Chaparral Honeysuckle
Pale StonecropSedum sediforme
Pale Stonecrop

Sticky Monkey FlowerMimulus aurantiacus
Sticky Monkey Flower
October DaphneSedum sieboldii
October Daphne
Scarlet MonadellaMonardella macrantha
Scarlet Monardella
Autumn Joy StonecropSedum 'Autumn Joy'
Autumn Joy Stonecrop
mountain pennyroyalMonardella odoratissima
Mountain Pennyroyal
vera jameson stonecropSedum 'Vera Jameson'
Vera Jameson Stonecrop
Coyote MintMonardella villosa
Coyote Mint
Spiraea (densiflora) splendens
Mountain Spirea
Walkers Low CatmintNepeta faasenii 'Walker's Low'
Walker's Low Catmint
Creeping GermanderTeucrium cossoni-majoricum
Creeping Germander
Spanish CatmintNepeta tuberosa
Spanish Catmint
Yellow GermanderTeucrium flavum
Yellow Germander
cinnamon basilOcimum basilicum 'Cinnamon'
Cinnamon Basil
silver bush germanderTeucrium fruticans
Bush Germander
mrs. burns lemon basilOcimum basilicum citriodora 'Mrs. Burn's Lemon'
Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil
Caucasian GermanderTeucrium hyrcanicum 'Purple Tails'
Caucasian Germander
dark opal basilOcimum basilicum 'Dark Opal'
Dark Opal Basil
Lemon ThymeThymus citriodora
Lemon Thyme
lettuce leaf basilOcimum basilicum 'Lettuce Leaf',
Lettuce Leaf Basil
English ThymeThymus vulgaris
English Thyme
red rubin basilOcimum basilicum 'Red Rubin'
Red Rubin Basil
Ithurial's SpearTriteleia laxa 'Corrina'
Ithurial's Spear, Fool's Onion', Grass Nut
sweet basilOcimum basilicum
Sweet Basil
purple top vervainVerbena bonariensis
Purple Top Vervain
thai basilOcimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora
Thai Basil
chaste treeVitex agnus-castus
Chaste Tree
Hooker's Evening PrimroseOenothera elata
Hooker's Evening Primrose
California FuchsiaZauschneria californica
California fuchsia
fireworks southern sundropsOenothera fruticosa 'Fireworks'
Fireworks Southern Sundrops
California FuchsiaZauschneria californica 'Catalina'
Catalina California Fuchsia
evening primroseOenothera perennis
Little Evening Primrose
Solidarity Pink California FuchsiaZauschneria californica 'Solidarity Pink'
Solidarity Pink California Fuchsia
Low Prickly PearOpuntia humifusa
Low Prickly Pear
california fuchsiaZauschneria latifolia
(Epilobium latifolium)
California Fuchsia
hopleys purple oreganoOriganum laevigatum 'Hopley's Purple'
Hopley's Purple Ornamental Oregano
 
   
For more helpful tips, see this brochure put out by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service