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NOVA SCOTIA BEE FRIENDLY FLOWERS - BEE helpful and plant bee ready plants

March 19, 2017

The second installment on honeybee friendly flowers for your garden.

 

Tailoring our gardens to ensure the honeybees have adequate and appealing forage throughout their active period is really not that difficult.  It just takes a bit of knowledge and pre-planning.

 

Please remember that the chart below does not cover every flower or plant, and is provided as a guideline.  (It’s what we will be planting as well).  And again in case you missed the Spring flower blog, HRM is considered to be in plant hardiness zone 6a/6b.

 

These flowers are considered Summer Bloomers:

 

 

 BEEBALM

Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9

Plant: spring

Sun: Full

Blooms :  summer and fall

Height :  2.5 to 4 feet

 

 COSMOS

Zone: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

Plant: spring and summer

Sun:  full sun

Blooms :  summer and fall

Height :  1 to 8 feet

 

 ENCHINACEA

Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8

Plant: late spring

Sun:  full sun

Blooms :  summer

Height : up to 4 feet

 

 SNAPDRAGON

Zone: 9,10

Plant: early spring

Sun:  part sun

Blooms :  summer and fall

Height :  1 to 8 feet

 

 FOXGLOVE

Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8

Plant: spring

Sun:  part sun

Blooms :  summer

Height :  1 to 8 feet

 

 HOSTA

Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Plant: spring

Sun:  summer

Blooms :  summer

Height :  6 inches to 4 feet

 

 FORGET ME NOTS

Zone: 5,6,7,8,9

Plant: spring

Sun:  part sun

Blooms :  spring and summer

Height :  6 to 12 inches

 

 

 

 

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