Pot Plants for Insects

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Honeybees, mining bees, bumblebees, hoverflies, butterflies and moths all need our help. Grow these pollen and nectar-rich herbs:

  • Lemon Balm
  • Mint
  • Fennel
  • Lavender
  • Chamomile

Try these flowering pot plants:

  • Coreopsis
  • Nicotiana
  • Scabious
  • Monarda (bee balm)
  • Bidens (the simple, single flowered variety)

but forget about verbena, pelargoniums and fuchsias as far as the insects are concerned.

By Adam Hardy

Zoologist at heart. Environmentalist by necessity. Stage hand, financial trader, secretary, card payments designer, software developer, fossil fuel big data warehouse consultant. Amateur psychologist. Now climate change salvage engineer.