Plants for bumblebees - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Claire Macha
Tucson, AZ
Question by cdmacha
August 3, 2007
Which plants would be best to encourage bumblebees in the Sonoran Desert near Tucson, AZ?


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Answer from NGA
August 3, 2007

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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:
Anemone
Aster
Anchusa
Bee Balm
Blazing Star, Gayfeather, Liatris
Fleabane, Erigeron
Dahlias
Blanket Flower, Gaillardia
Geranium, Geranium sanguineum
Lavender, Lavandula
Mallow, Lavatera
Pincushion, Scabiosa
Purple Cornflower, Echinacea
Roses
Rosemary
Yellow Bells
Mexican Honeysuckle

Best wishes with your garden!

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