The Q&A Archives: Plants for bumblebees

Question: Which plants would be best to encourage bumblebees in the Sonoran Desert near Tucson, AZ?

Answer: Bumblebees will visit your garden if you have lots of things in bloom from spring through autumn. Here are a few of their favorite plants:
Bee Balm
Blazing Star, Gayfeather, Liatris
Fleabane, Erigeron
Blanket Flower, Gaillardia
Geranium, Geranium sanguineum
Lavender, Lavandula
Mallow, Lavatera
Pincushion, Scabiosa
Purple Cornflower, Echinacea
Yellow Bells
Mexican Honeysuckle

Best wishes with your garden!

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