Pollinator Plants & Flowers for Sale from KVB
We offer a wide variety of flowering plants that are ideal for filling out butterfly beds, pollinator gardens, and even focal point plantings that benefit from the added charm of attracting hummingbirds and bees. Our perennial pollinator plant selection includes dahlias, crocosmia, echinacea, tuberoses and so much more—all at economical wholesale pricing and backed by our No Risk Guarantee.
What Are Pollinator Plants?
Plants for pollinators are diverse in nature, and include flowering perennials, annuals and shrubs. These plants serve as crucial sources of nectar and pollen, which are vital for maintaining the thriving populations of various pollinators such as hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other helpful insects. By sustaining a robust population of these pollinators, these plants ensure the continued production of seeds, flowers and crops, leading to a vibrant garden. Pollinator plants also play a vital role in preserving ecosystems and biodiversity.
What Are the Best Pollinator Perennials to Plant?
Many different types of plants can attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other beneficial insects. The best plants for attracting pollinators often have bright, fragrant flowers and produce nectar or pollen. Here are some examples:
Coneflowers—Also known by their botanical name echinacea, these hardy perennials are beloved by bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Astilbes—During the summer months, many other flowering plants have faded and options are limited, so astilbes offer pollinators a valuable food source.
Hollyhocks—Their tall flower spikes are filled with nectar and pollen. The long-blooming flowers can nourish bees, butterflies and hummingbirds throughout the summer.
Crocosmias—Here is another plant that blooms in summer, providing pollinators with a vital food source when other flowering plants may be less abundant.
Daylilies—Many bees and other pollinators are drawn to the bright colors and distinctive patterns of daylilies. Some of the flowers also release an appealing fragrance.
Bleeding Hearts—These pretty plants bloom in early spring, when food sources can be scarce for pollinators that emerge early in the year.
Phlox—It produces a lot of nectar and pollen during its long blooming period, which can last from spring through fall. Also, pollinators notice the brightly colored flowers.
Eremurus—Also known as Foxtail Lilies, the impressive height of the flower spikes can draw pollinators into the garden from afar. The spikes are densely packed with small, nectar-rich blooms.
Geraniums—Their long flowering period can attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds from early spring to late fall. Geraniums are also prolific producers of both nectar and pollen.
Hibiscus—The large, vibrant blooms are attractive to a wide range of pollinators.
Heuchera—It bears many clusters of small flowers over a long period, typically from late spring to early fall, to provide a source of nectar for months.
Liatris—This wildflower is native to North America, and native plants are particularly attractive to native bees, butterflies and other beneficial bugs.
Oriental Poppies—The flowers produce nectar and a wealth of pollen. Butterflies feed on the nectar, while honeybees are nourished by both nectar and pollen.
Tuberose—The strong, sweet fragrance it emits, especially at night, helps to attract various pollinators, including bees, butterflies and particularly moths that are active after dark.
Keep in mind that a diversity of plants will attract a diversity of pollinators. Also, try to choose plants that will provide blooms throughout as much of the year as possible, to provide a consistent food source for pollinators. Planting native species is also generally beneficial, as these plants are well adapted to your climate and soil conditions, and local pollinators have evolved to use them as a food source.