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Bee friendly perennials for pots

johnbaronjohnbaron Posts: 75
Ive got a few more pots to fill and would like some recommendations for perennials that bees love but that will be happy in pots.  (I can over winter them in the greenhouse if necessary)

Thanks in advance. 


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    Lavender, Nepeta, Eryngium, Erysimum, Salvia & Rosemary.
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    Lavender & small white Hebe are what I have used this year. The bees appear to enjoy visiting both. Photo shows white hebe & another bee attraction Aubretia Dr Mules
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    edited May 2018
    Red valerian, alchemilla, ox eye daisies. 
  • johnbaronjohnbaron Posts: 75
    Thanks I'll have a look at some of those, I think we have some ox-eye and Erysimum or something similar we picked up from a bee friendly section of a garden centre last year (I had to check I wasn't taking bees with me it was so popular) so I'm looking for more floral plants like that ideally. 

  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,369
    Lupins always work well for me and they're easy to multiply from root cuttings. Cat mint is also really easy and popular with pollinators.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Baltic parsley, astrania, hesperis, oregano, bee balm, lemon balm.
  • MarranMarran Posts: 181
    Geum - Totally Tangerine is great in a pot!
  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653
    edited May 2018
    Verbena bonariensis, purple loosestrife, coreopsis, fuchsia, asters, penstemon.. will need potting on after a few years. If you can get big pots, lupins & delphiniums (stops the slugs and snails) 
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