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

Plant a garden to sustain wildlife and benefit the planet.

Lavender

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

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

Milkweed

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

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

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

Scabiosa

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

Alyssum

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 

Butterflies love Marigolds.

Lupine

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

Winifred Gilman Salvia

Sage attracts many pollinators.

Thyme, Oregano Attracts Bees

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

Mustard

Mustard plants are a favorite of bees.

Ceanothus, aka California Lilac

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