Plants for Pollinators: Attract Birds, Bees, Hummingbirds, and Butterflies

Plant a garden to sustain wildlife and benefit the planet.

Lavender

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Pollinators love Lavender and we carry a good selection of different varieties. You'll find Lavender in our one-gallon area and in our larger-sized area with Salvias and Sages.

Lavender

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Lavender is also available in small containers in our Herb and Vegetable section so you can find just the size plant for you! Aromatic Lavender is a sprig and summer stunner -- visually and with its fragrance.
Butterfly Feeding on Lavender

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Milkweed

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The Monarch Butterfly MUST HAVE Milkweed to survive. That's why we make having Milkweed year-round a priority and have partnered with top growers to do so.

Milkweed

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You'll find Milkweed in three-gallon containers, as well as one-gallon and sometimes smaller containers. Though it may look a bit like a weed when it's not in bloom, Milkweed is essential to the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly.

Love Purple? So Do Butterflies

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Butterflies and other pollinators are often attracted to purple-flowering plants like this Duranta.

Scabiosa

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Scabiosa is not only an attractive perennial to have in your garden, it also attracts butterflies.

Alyssum

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Butterflies are attracted to Alyssum, which flowers in white and purple AND is great as a border, low-growing ground cover, and container plant.

MarigoldsĀ 

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Butterflies love Marigolds.

Lupine

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Hummingbirds and bees are attracted to Lupine, which is also a plant caterpillars (butterfly larvae) need.

Winifred Gilman Salvia

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Sage attracts many pollinators.

Thyme, Oregano Attracts Bees

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When the herbs Thyme and Oregano flower, you might see bees buzzing around those plants. That's because bees like them.

Mustard

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Mustard plants are a favorite of bees.

Ceanothus, aka California Lilac

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