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Shade pollinators

Hi all,

Does anyone have any recommendations for perennial bee/butterfly attractors that would grow well in shade?



  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,916

    Pulmonaria. Epimedium. Rosa rugosa .Raspberry.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,718

    Ajuga, lamium. Both good for ground cover and the bees like the flowers.

  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    Wild strawberry.  Geranium phaeum.  Take a look at for ideas.

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,245

    Geranium phaeum has been my number 1 bumble bee plant this spring - whether in the shade or not. Mine is G. phaeum 'Samobor' which has handsome marked leaves. It flowered from April to mid June and was rarely without bees in attendance.  Now my white foxgloves are taking over bumble bee duty in the same spot.

  • Katherine WKatherine W Posts: 410

    Foxgloves. Pulmonaria most definitely.

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