Flowers That Attract Butterflies But Not Bees

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Flowers that attract butterflies but not bees

Flowers that attract butterflies but not bees

We all want Beautiful butterflies in our garden but we also want that our kids are safe from the bees that come to flower after butterflies.lets learn about Flowers that attract butterflies but not bees.

Flowers that attract butterflies but not bees

    • Achillea, Yarrow.
    • Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly Milkweed.
    • Gaillardia grandiflora, Blanket Flower.
    • Alcea rosea, Hollyhock.
    • Helianthus, Sunflower.
    • Chrysanthemum maximum, Shasta Daisy.
    • Lobularia maritima, Sweet Alyssum.
    • Aster, Aster.




  • Rudbeckia hirta,
  •  Black-eyed Susan or Gloriosa Daisy Coreopsis,
  •  Coreopsis Cosmos,
  • Cosmos Dianthus,
  •  Dianthus Echinacea purpurea,
  • Purple Coneflower Rosa,
  • Roses Verbena bonariensis,
  •  Verbena Tagetes,
  • Marigold Zinnis elegans,
  • Zinna Phlox, Phlox

These are the flowers you can have that will attract butterfly. But Do they invite Bees Too?



First Let me Clear your mindset about Bees from the experience of this awesome gardener.

Gardner 1 – If you have caterpillars, you probably will get bees. At least wasps like to take them. But many of the bees that I get on my nectar plants, pay no attention to me. Teach her to look before touching and how to tell the difference between wasps and the bees that are just into nectarine.

Gardner 2– Most plants that attract butterflies are going to attract bees too. They both like nectar…Perhaps having a few bees around can help you teach your grand-daughter that bees are relatively harmless and they mind their own business when left alone?




Gardener 3 – I agree, that you should teach her how to coexist with bees and that they will not hurt her unless provoked. I am allergic to bees and realized that I had two choices — stay out of the garden (never!) or learn how to live with them.

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