Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sedums and bees

bees on Sedum 'Matrona'
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' is often on lists of butterfly-attracting plants.

It's a great plant, to be sure, drought-tolerant and with multi-season interest.  But flowers are short-lived, and are more bee-attracting than butterfly-attracting, as far as I've observed.

Sedum 'Matrona' is similar.

It's also a great plant, taller than 'Autumn Joy' and with attractive purplish stems and foliage.

The one in our garden in flower now is covered with bees: bumblebees, carpenter bees, sweat bees, honeybees, with only an occasional small butterfly.

bee on Sedum

butterfly on Sedum

Sedum 'Matrona'
The crowns of flowers are bee magnets.

1 comment:

  1. Lisa,

    I have had these plants in the garden since the graden was created almost 15 years ago. One of them moved itself 8 foot from where it was planted. Hope you get some decent rain!!


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