Echinacea

Bee on Echinacea
Bee on Echinacea

Plant Echinacea to Help Save the Bees. Echinacea. Echinacea  (Echinacea Purpurea) forms beautiful purple coneflowers that attract bees and pollinators. Typical size is two to four feet tall, but I’ve seen well nurtured Echinacea grow to six feet.  Echinacea is used as a medicinal herb to protect against and combat the flu, colds, and infections. Echinacea plants take some care to get started, but with care will turn into great perennial sources of bee forage. Great Native plant pick

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Phacelia

 

Bee on the Phacelia
Bee on the Phacelia

Phacelia is one of the best flowers to plant to save the bees. They are blue fragrant flowers that attract bees from miles around.  It is a quick growing annual plant that can reach heights of up to 4 feets. Very popular in Europe as a cover crop for improving the soil. Phacelia is beautiful, easy to grow, and is a great source of food for local bees, and pollinators.

 

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