ID of plant bees like and is it good for them?

292967292967 Posts: 2
Trying to make my garden more interesting for bees. I am not really a plant expert. I was gifted some of this plant from a relatives garden. She was unsure of the plants name. It grows very easily. It is just starting to flower and the bees really like it. I do not think it produces seeds but spreads from growing outwards. I would like to know the name of the plant.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,824
    Geranium x cantabrigiense.  If the Bees like it, it's good for them. Mine isn't out yet
  • 292967292967 Posts: 2
    Many thanks nutcutlet.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 15,838
    They like all sorts of hardy geraniums.  If you can get some geranium phaeum for a shady corner they'll provide flowers even earlier and the bees will be happy.

    If you go to the RHS website you can download a list of plants for pollinators.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Jess is in the GardenJess is in the Garden Posts: 999
    Obelixx said:
    They like all sorts of hardy geraniums.  If you can get some geranium phaeum for a shady corner they'll provide flowers even earlier and the bees will be happy.

    If you go to the RHS website you can download a list of plants for pollinators.
    Yes, the bees are positively swarming around my potted geranium Phaeums Love watching them at work!
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 997
    Geranium pyrenaica (big tough plant, easy to grow) is doing the job for us right now, along with lavender. And rosemary. Haven't noticed many bees on the G. phaeum, but then ours are in shade.
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