Best Bets: Plants for Particular Uses
These plants attract myriad beneficial insects. The red and blue superscribed numbers after particular species reflect the rankings for total pollinator visits and for pollinator diversity over 3-year period during which Penn State Extension monitored 86 native species, e.g., Pycnanthemum muticum was ranked #1 for visits and #2 for diversity.
The printable Best Bets fact sheet listed below links to individual Tried and True Native Plant fact sheets. There are more plants than could be included in a one page hand-out, so over time, we will be be adding additional plants to the categories on the right. Please note we have a public education class on this topic as well.
Best Bets Fact Sheet
Public Education Class
Learn which plants will attract and fill the needs of our native pollinators even if your garden space is limited to a small yard, a patio, or a balcony. Best gardening practices for pollinators and special considerations for designing and maintaining successful containers of native plants will also be discussed.