The term “pollination” often conjures up an itchy, sneezy feeling that comes along with allergies; however, the process refers to the transfer of pollen to fertilize the seed-producing ovaries of flowers. Pollination is absolutely necessary for a vibrant and fertile garden space.
Some of the most common pollinators include butterflies, beetles, flies, ants, birds, and bees. In order to create a welcoming environment in your garden for pollinators, you should be sure to incorporate the following elements:
- Food and water
- A space that ideal for the pollinators to live with the appropriate shelter
- A place that the pollinators can reproduce without being disturbed
- Materials for nesting
There are certain plants that you can include in your garden design that will help to attract pollinators and cause them to stick around. One of these plants is the Salvia leucantha Mexican Bush, which is perfect for attracting bees. This plant is distinguishable for its hairy violet-purple flowers and silvery gray foliage.
Another spectacular plant to consider for bringing more pollinators to your garden is Salvia leucantha “Midnight” Bush Sage, which is appealing to both butterflies and bees.
A third salvia plant to consider for attracting pollinators to your garden is Salvia leucantha x elegans “Anthony Parker,”which is a bee and hummingbird nectar plants that produces wonderful blooms late summer through the fall season.
Vincent Gardens is one of the few salvia plant growers in the area and offers a wide selection of plants to help you attract more pollinators to your garden. Contact us to learn more about the pollination process and which plants you should incorporate into your garden for the best results.