These plants are for the bees and are beneficial to Honeybees as well as our many native bee species like Bumblebees and Leaf Cutter Bees. Bees generally see flowers that are in the blue and green spectrum better than those in the red spectrum although they can still find red flowers via the scent of the sugary nectar. Plants that have flowers that the bees can rest on are also beneficial, as gathering nectar and pollen is and arduous and all consuming task. Plants in the Bean and Pea Family (Fabaceae), Verbena Family (Verbenaceae), and those in the Mint Family (Lamiaceae) were seemingly designed with these guys in mind. Some plants like Hollies even provide a caffiene kick! So plant these and Bee happy!
Few Salvias can compete with the ever popular 'Indigo Spires' for pure flower power but the newly introduced 'Mystic Spires' may have an edge. The tall spikes of deep indigo flowers are born from late spring to frost on this vigorous yet compact growing perennial. A great addition to the garden world! Good drainage may be necessary to ensure winter survival in zone 7. An excellent choice that is compact enough for containers or the garden. Mystic Spires has excellent heat tolerance, loves the sun, and the dark blue flowers attract a variety of pollinators including bees, butterflies, and the occasional hummingbird. Item# 9418.