June is a great month for pollinators, as there are many plants in bloom that provide them with nectar and pollen. Here are some examples of plants that are particularly attractive to pollinators in June:
- Lavender (Lavandula): Lavender is a fragrant herb that produces beautiful purple flowers in June. Its nectar-rich blooms are particularly attractive to bees and butterflies.
- Bee balm (Monarda): Bee balm, also known as bergamot, produces clusters of bright pink or red flowers that are very attractive to hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.
- Coneflower (Echinacea): Coneflowers produce beautiful daisy-like flowers in shades of pink, purple, and white. They are particularly attractive to bees and butterflies.
- Salvia (Salvia): Salvia, also known as sage, produces spikes of flowers in shades of blue, purple, pink, and red. They are particularly attractive to bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.
- Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia): Black-eyed Susan produces bright yellow flowers with dark centers. They are particularly attractive to bees and butterflies.
- Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa): Butterfly weed produces clusters of orange flowers that are particularly attractive to monarch butterflies.
These plants are not only beautiful, but they also provide important resources for pollinators during the critical summer months. By planting these and other pollinator-friendly plants in your garden, you can help support local populations of bees, butterflies, and other important pollinators.