insectaries

 
 

These flowering plants attract pollinating insects such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, which are needed to spread pollen to turn flowers into fruit!

Others in this group are so strongly scented that they confuse and deter pests.

Here is a list of good insectaries to plant in temperate climates:

  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Bee Balm
  • Lavender
  • Rosa Rugosa
  • Borage
  • Nasturtium
  • Anise Hyssop
  • Calendula
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Clover
  • Alfalfa
  • CA poppy
  • Yarrow
  • Monkey Flower
  • Humming Bird Sage