Plant Varieties That Are Pollinator-Friendly

While there may be bulbs blooming, it is still too early to plant in Colorado. Use this time to plan your spring and summer landscape. While doing so, consider planting for pollinators. Create a habitat for birds, bees, butterflies, and insects as they are very important within our urban ecosystem.

Pollinator-friendly plants are easy to incorporate! You may already have some of them. If you have limited space for plants, consider placing them in containers on your porch or patio.

A variety of plants attract and meet the needs of many kinds of pollinators throughout the growing season. hummingbirds enjoy long, tubular flowers, while some butterflies prefer a wide, flat flower that serves as a landing pad. Annuals like dianthus, nasturtium, zinnia, and lantana are good at attracting pollinators. 

Perennials with staggered bloom times give pollinators food and shelter throughout the growing season. Plants to consider are Colorado Columbine, echinacea, gaillardia, penstemon and salvia. 

For more pollinator plant suggestions, contact our team to schedule a consultation.

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