Pollinator-Friendly Plants for Fall
In our growing cities, it's important to consider how the plants we select for our landscapes function in urban environments. Plants connect us to present life—bees and birds and all other creatures sewn together in our ecosystem—as well as to the past, and deeper human cultural meaning. Although not all plants are directly utilized by humans, they are important in other ways. Even in the city, plants support our food web, stabilize the soil with their roots, and form relationships with other plants that we directly rely on.
Below are a few plants that Bartram’s Garden has for sale that support the pollinator insects in the Philadelphia area. Click on the scientific name (underlined) to visit the plants product page.
- Asclepias tuberosa - Butterflyweed; Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed; Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed; Asclepias verticillata - Whorled Milkweed
- Monarda didyma - Bee Balm
- Pycnanthemum muticum - Mountain Mint; Pycnanthemum tenuifolium - Mountain Mint
- Conoclinum coelestinum - Blue Mistflower
- Echinacea purpurea - Coneflower