• Lynda Bevere

18 BEST FULL SUN ANNUALS FOR BEES AND OTHER POLLINATORS

Being May here in Zone 6 New Jersey, it is time to think about planting annuals. Annuals are simply beautiful and add wonderful summer long color to planting beds and containers. Pollinators also love annuals and since one of the best things you can do for the health of our pollinators is to have a series of flowers in bloom throughout the growing season, annuals undoubtedly are a great way to do so. However, not all annuals are beneficial to bees and other pollinators. To make it easy, below are a list of 18 annuals to plant in full sun which will have the bees and pollinators humming a happy tune.


1. Floss Flower (Ageratum houstonianum)


2. Calendula (Calendula officinalis)


3. Calibrochoa (Calibrochoa sp.)


4. Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)



5. Dahlia (Dahlia sp.)


6. Lantana (Lantana camara)


7. Lobelia (Lobelia sp.)


8. Marigold (Tagetes sp.)



9. Nasturtium (Tropaeolum sp. )


10. Petunia (Petunia sp.)


11. Salvia (Salvia sp.)


12. Snapdragon (Antirrhinum sp.)


13. Spider Flower (Cleome sp.)


14. Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)


15. Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)




16. Sunflower (Centaurea sp., Helianthus sp.)


17. Verbena (Verbena sp.)


18. Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)







8 views0 comments