any plants to attract bees and that are 8" high or less?

Lynn NevinsJune 9, 2013

Does anyone know of any full-sun plants that attract bees but that are also 8" high or less, so that they'd work in my windowboxes? (Anything higher would just look odd in a windowbox....)

Otherwise, if I were to put a bee-attracting plant in say a 10-inch pot, are there any you'd recommend that would work in a smallish pot?

Thanks!

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CecilWesterhof

Marigolds.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 12:46AM
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Lynn Nevins

thanks for your reply. hopefully there will be other suggestions as...I really dislike marigolds. ;-( I tend to like flowers that are more wild looking and delicate...and my overall color scheme in my garden is shades of green, yellow/green, yellow, blues and purples...

Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 5:34PM
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CecilWesterhof

Lavender
Sedum
Crocus
Bluebell
Hellebore
Forget-me-not
Pulmonaria

Depending on the variant.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 6:57PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Sweet alyssum. I really can't think of any others that are 8" or less.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 7:00PM
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surya55_gw

Sweet william (upright)
pincushion flower (cascading)
dwarf daylilies maybe Stella D'oro? (cascading)

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 11:02PM
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river_city(7b)

Clover?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 11:22PM
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kchd(7b/8a MS)

Some cultivars of Rose vervain (Glandularia canadensis) grow quite low. I have some in my beds and they are no taller than 12", creeping along the ground.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 10:36PM
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edlincoln(6A)

There are a number of plants that grow more then 8" high but can be trimmed to that height without preventing them from producing flowers. Clover, Purple Prairie Clover, Echinacia/Purple Cone Flower.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 12:41PM
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domehome(9 CA)

I just planted a new one from the nursery last week - Gallardia "Arizona Apricot". It is a low growing compact yellow daisy with a fat Gallardia center. The bees love it! I'm collecting seed so I can grow it next year.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2013 at 5:26PM
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