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!
Hundreds of 1" wide lavender daisies with a yellow eye literally cover these plants for weeks beginning in late summer and continuing into mid fall. The Kickin® Lavender Asters are dense well-branched mounding plants with fine textured narrow foliage that require no pinching or pruning to get this form of the New England Aster to produce mum-like plants for an extended show of color late in the season. Use these perennials where you would normally buy Chrysanthemums whether as part of the perennial border, landscape, or as container plants. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12018