Gardening
Flowers That Attract Pollinators

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Kai Magsanoc

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Gardening
Flowers That Attract Pollinators

By

Kai Magsanoc

February 7, 2021

A beautiful and healthy garden is one that helps not just plants to thrive but animals, too

Flowers are a magnificent addition to any garden. They brighten things up and make you feel like nature’s giving you a fresh bouquet daily. But did you know the benefits they give to the world as well? They produce pollen which draw pollinators in to make an even better garden and to help spread the plants to further places.

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There are a lot of different types of pollinators: honey bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, etc. They all serve their purpose in beautifying our garden and making us happier. They help maintain diversity within your garden’s population. They help plants reproduce and produce enough seeds for other gardens as they drop them along the way.

But not all flowers attract the same amount of pollinators so here are the ones that do

1. Butterfly Bush

The name itself is a dead giveaway of which pollinator it attracts the most! Butterfly bushes produce beautiful purple rods of flowers shaped like cones. They require at least 6 hours of sunlight to live and will possibly die if they’re overwatered due to their sensitivity to wet soil.

2. Bee Balm

The Bee Balm comes in a variety of colors from red to pink to purple to white. They have a daisy-like shape, thrive in full sunlight, and need good air circulation. Otherwise, they develop mildew on their leaves.

3. Calendula

The Calendula is a brilliant orange yellow flower that is said to help cure wounds, rashes, infections, etc. That’s another good reason to have them around. They can thrive in partial to full sun but required fertile and properly drained soil.

4. Black-Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susans bear a very close resemblance to the all-time favorite sunflowers! They require minimal care and bloom in the late summer. This flower also requires full sun and well-drained soil.

5. Dahlia

Dahlias have a rainbow of colors to choose from depending on their variety, and can grow up to 4 or 5 feet tall! Imagine having your kid standing beside a 5-foot-tall flower, wouldn’t that be adorable? They thrive with 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight.

6. Daisy

Daisies are one of the easiest flowers to grow. They can be planted directly into your garden! Once grown, they require at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.

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Now that you know which flowers will attract those pollinators, go and get them! They’re peaceful beings and, as long as you steer clear from the bees, you’re good to go.

These flowers, despite being already pretty, are made even prettier and more abundant with the help of these pollinators. So make sure you remember they’re your best friends in gardening.

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