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'

Gardener Extras

  1. Gaillardia grows easily from seeds planted directly in the ground and will re-seed and sprawl through the garden.
  2. Bergamot is a larval host to the hermit sphinx, orange mint moth, and raspberry pyrausta.
  3. 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 DeHart

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