Six Types of Flowers to Attract Helpful Insects

Learn about types of flowers that will lure beneficial insects to your lawn and garden spaces, helping them to flourish.

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Viper's Bugloss (<i>Echium vulgare</i> "Blue Bedder"<i>) </i>

Biennial viper's bugloss bears attractive pink buds that open to reveal blue flowers. It is one of the most popular plants for butterflies, bees, and other insects. It prefers alkaline, light soils and is often found in undisturbed soil or coastal areas. This fully hardy plant prefers full to partial sun and well-drained soil. H: 20 inches (50 cm); S: 16 inches (40 cm)

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