Plants for Polinators

Pollinators and Plant Select® with Sonya Anderson

 

PERENNIALS:

Agastache – any
Agastache cana – double bubble mint
Ajuga – bugleweed
Asclepias tuberosa – butterfly weed
Alcea rosea – hollyhock
Asters
Centaurea montana – perennial bachelor button
Coronilla varia – crownvetch
Digitalis – foxglove
Echinops – globe thistle
Eryngium – sea holly
Euphorbia
Gaura
Lamium – nettle
Liatris – gayfeather
Limonium latifolium – sea lavender
Malva- mallow
Monarda – beebalm, any
Nepeta faassenii x ‘Six Hills Giant’
Nepeta mussinii – catmint
Papaver -poppy, any
Penstemon – beardtongue, any
Perovskia – Russian sage
Phlox subulata
Polygonum – Border Jewel, or any
Prunella – self- heal
Salvia
Solidago – goldenrod
Sedums – stonecrop
Sedum spectabile
Sempervivum
Stachys lanata (lambs ear)
Teucrium – germander
Thyme – wooly
Veronica
Verbascum – mullein, any

WILDFLOWERS

Asters
Blue mustard
Chicory
Clovers
Datura
Eupatorium – esp. Joe Pye Weed
Goldenrod
Lythrum (illegal)
Milkweed
Mustard
Phacelia
Prickley pear
Rocky Mt. Bee Plant
Silphium speciosum (showy rosinweed)
Teasel
Thistle
Vervain
Wild cucumber
Yucca

HERBS

Anise hyssop
Borage
Catnip
Chives
Comfrey
Horehound
Hyssop
Lavender
Marjoram
Mints
Motherwort
Origanum
Sage
Santolina
Thyme

SHRUBS:

Buddleia
Caragana – esp. wild bees
Caryopteris
(blue mist spirea)
Chrysothamnus nauseosus
(rabbitbrush)
Cotoneasters
Cytisus – scotch broom
Euonymus
Fallugia paradoxa (Apache plume)
Nanking Cherry
Privet
Rubus deliciosus (Boulder raspberry)
Serviceberry
Snakeweed
Sorbaria sorbifolia (ash leaf spirea)
Spirea

TREES:

Amur maple
Buckeye/Horse chestnut
Catalpa
Crab
European spindle tree
(Euonymus europeus)
Fruit trees
Golden Raintree
(Koelreuteria paniculata)
Hawthorn
Linden
Mayday tree (Prunus padus)
Pussywillow
Russian Olive
Wild Plum
Willows – for pollen

OTHER:

Berries: raspberries, strawberries, currants, etc.
Vines: silver lace vine (polygonum aubertii), virginia creeper
Cover crops: clovers, buckwheat
Alfalfa
Annuals: sunflowers, lavatera, cosmos, cleome, datura, larkspur, marigolds portulaca, morning glories, snapdragons, zinnias
Vegetables: squash, melons, cucumbers, onions (flowers)
Sweet clover
Honeydew – from willows
Spring bulbs – esp. allium

About NCBA – Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association

The Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association (NCBA) is an organization of both hobbyist and commercial beekeepers.  We exist to provide a forum for education in beekeeping both to our members and to the general public, and for exchange of ideas and experiences.  We also enjoy some ability to provide savings in bees by purchasing as a group.  We are affiliated with the Colorado State Beekeepers Association.  We meet once a month with the above objectives in mind.  Each meeting strives to discuss one or two subjects of interest in beekeeping.  Whenever possible we will discuss beekeeping and hive maintenance activities appropriate for the next month.  We also like to provide time for members to discuss beekeeping among themselves.  Once a year, usually around January, we conduct a multi-session beginning beekeeping class.  On completion of the class, we offer you the opportunity to join the association, to order bees, and we offer you a mentor to help you get off to a good start.  If you have any interest in keeping bees, we encourage you to join us. We believe joining a beekeeping association such as ours is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to start beekeeping. By joining now you will receive our news letter as well as notification of upcoming classes and meetings.  Dues are modest and affiliates members with the Colorado State Beekeepers Association. See the pages about future and past meetings for examples of meeting content..

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