What plants attract bees?

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I’d like to bring more bees/ butterflies to my yard. Looking to plant some new items that will help them flourish. I’m in Pennsylvania.

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  • 2dogal 2dogal on May 04, 2018
    Butterfly bushes.
  • Amanda Amanda on May 04, 2018
    Bee's love Bee Balm, and cone flowers. You could also plant some sunflowers.
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on May 04, 2018
    Butterfly bush, Bee Balm. For bees really anything that blooms will bring them in.
  • 27524803 27524803 on May 04, 2018
    Check with a LOCAL nursery... they will know what plants bees love in YOUR area... and those that do well in your area.
  • Ellis Ellis on May 05, 2018
    Any bright colored flowers. Ones that I can think of are zinnias and cosmos. Right now, the bees are enjoying the blossoms on the cherry tree and the azaleas.
  • Dfm Dfm on May 05, 2018
    There are garden plans on the better homes and gardens Web site....is geared to zone 5, there you should find a butterfly garden and a plant list.
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on May 05, 2018
    Check with your local nursery and see if "Butterfly Plants" will grow in your planting zone!
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 05, 2018
    Scents of lavender draw the bees, and as many others have said the Butterfly bush will attract them as well as butterflies.
    Contact your local nursery for flowers that produce lots of pollen and have simple easy access to it, that's what the bees are after.
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