For a bee- and butterfly-filled garden, choose plants which attracts these insects. Not only will you have a beautiful garden full of blooms, the birds, bees, and butterflies will also make it livelier and melodious for you.
It isn’t nicknamed a bird’s paradise for nothing. Heliconia attracts birds with its leaf like bracts which houses its yellow blooms. Birds pollinate these hardy plants so expect the birds to drop by when pollination time comes.
Also known as Pot Marigold, this hardy plant sports orange-red flowers which attracts the birds, bees and butterflies. It thrives under full sun to a lightly shaded area. You also won’t have to worry about it becoming deer food since it naturally repels deer away.
Korean Bee Tree
From its name, you know it will attract bees come pollination time. Its small white flowers which comes out around June to August also attracts butterflies. After the white flowers, it bears red fruits which eventually turns black. This bee tree can grow up to 25-30 feet in height and thrives in sunny spots.
Its bright yellow and red flowers not only attract the bees, its hues can also be extracted and used as dyes for food and clothing. Nowadays, it is used as a substitute for saffron and can also be a good source of heart-friendly cooking oil. This plant loves sunny and dry regions so make sure to plant it in a fertile, well-drained soil for bigger and brighter blooms.
With its purple and pink or pink and white flower hues, it’s no wonder why the bees and the butterflies love to hover by fuchsia. A trick to make the fuchsia keep on blooming is by trimming the end of the branch where you want it to bloom. Fuchsias also need hydration so make sure they always stay cool in the heat of summer for pretty blooms.