Bees, Butterflies & Hummingbirds: Fragrant Plants that Attract Pollinators

Attract Pollinators to Encourage a Thriving Ecosystem
By Gina LiVorio Posted on 5/27/2019

Pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are an essential aspect of plant and flower reproduction as well as a thriving ecosystem. Pollinators have an important job, and that’s to move pollen from one plant to another to allow fertilization and the production of seeds. Pollination is more important than we think, because it’s responsible for the fruit we eat and the maintenance of a diverse ecosystem. Plants can only make offspring by producing seeds, which is where pollination comes in.

We often think of pollination and associate it with pesky bees. However, bees are needed for our environment to flourish. Plant a garden that invites bees, as well as other pollinators like butterflies, hummingbirds, moths, beetles and birds. Pollinators are attracted to fragrant smells and bright colors, which are welcome aspects to any garden as it is.

Below is a list of plants and flowers that attract pollinators, so you can do your part in encouraging pollination:

Lilac

Lantana

Lavender

Zinnia

Borage

Goldenrod

Sage

Sunflower

Yarrow

Oregano

 

Create a garden that’s vibrant in color and delightfully fragrant to attract pollinators. Browse our thousands of verified flower seed vendors to find any of the above flowers and more, quicker than ever before.