Pollinator Plants for the Garden
Certain plants can provide vital support to pollinators by offering nectar, pollen, shelter, and gathering spots. Marty DeHart showcases a variety of these plant superstars that can have your garden buzzing with activity.
Plants Featured in this Clip
PYCNANTHEMUM virginianum (mountain mint)
GAILLARDIA (blanket flower)
MONARDA fistulosa (wild bergamot)
RUDBECKIA hirta 'Cherokee Sunset'
RUDBECKIA hirta 'Prairie Sun'
- Gaillardia grows easily from seeds planted directly in the ground and will re-seed and sprawl through the garden.
- Bergamot is a larval host to the hermit sphinx, orange mint moth, and raspberry pyrausta.
- Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' is a special cultivar that is unique and tough enough to be both a 2003 All-America Selections winner and a Fleuroselect Winner in Europe.
Marty's lifelong passion for plants has led her to a long and varied career in horticulture: she's been a professional grower of gloxinias and African violets as well as perennials, a native plant propagator, a landscaper and landscape designer. She deeply enjoys learning constantly and sharing what she learns about plants, particularly information and techniques that can produce thriving plants and green-thumbed gardeners.