Ask a Question forum: Plants/flowers that do not atract bees

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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Mar 11, 2015 2:23 PM CST
I live in MN zone 4 and I was wondering what flowers/plants doesnt attract bees/ wont spread/ become invasive/ looks good and is low maitmence.

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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Mar 11, 2015 2:27 PM CST Admin

You sure can't go wrong with daylilies. The cultivar Kwanzo can be invasive but the rest of them generally just stay in a nice tidy clump.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Mar 11, 2015 2:33 PM CST
Okay... will see.
Name: Jude
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
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Mar 11, 2015 4:07 PM CST
I found this information on star nursery website:

Plants that do not attract Bees:
Japanese Anemones
Trumpet Vines
Raywood Ash Tree
Creeping Fig
Palm Trees
Dusty Miller
Red Fountain Grass
Deer Grass
Blue Oat Grass
Pampas Grass
Japanese Blood Grass
Regal Mist Grass
Mexican Feather Grass

Low attraction to Bees: Geraniums
Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Mar 11, 2015 10:33 PM CST
I have seen bees going to various palm trees when they flower; also to some of the ornamental grasses.
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