The Q&A Archives: Insect Pollenated Flowers

Question: I would like to find perennials that are pollenated by insect rather than by wind. Is there a way to search for that on your website? I live in zone 5 and am interested in pink/blue/purple flowering perennials for shade and partial shade, that are easy to maintain.

Answer: I'm sorry, that information isn't on the website, but a general guideline is that brightly colored, scented, attractive flowers are pollinated by insects or birds. The colors attract them. Plain, non-descript flowers, such as the long, narrow catkins that hang down on many legume-type trees, are wind-pollinated. So, most "garden-type" flowers are insect pollinated.

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