What flowers to plant/buy for our area of Zone 5? These flowers have done well for us…
Bees go crazy on these blossoms (which I was under the impression were Island Bush Poppies) as can be seen in this fuzzy photo of six bees on a Hypericum. It’s covered with bees mid June to late July.
Dahlias, blackberries (main Oregon crop for bees), sunflowers, wall flowers, rosemary are also good bets for bees, as well as cotoneaster which grows wild and provides food late in the season.
These are plants we’ve had in our garden. I’m sure there are many more. Please fill free to add to the list in the comments.
Many of these flowers serve as butterfly attractors also. See Butterflies.