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Seedland is happy to provide you with this chart of annual and tender perennial bee friendly flowers and wildflowers. By planting these flower seeds you will attract and feed native (including bumble bees) and honey bees. This will help to conserve the bee population which has seen a decline in recent years due to habitat loss and chemical usage.

This chart lists flowers for gardens and wildflowers that are:

  • Biennial - Wildflower or Flower lives for 2 years.
  • Perennial - Wildflower or Flower lives for 3 or more years.
  • Tender Perennial - A perennial wildflower or flower that grows as an annual in cold climates.

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Bee Flowers - Annuals

Annual Bee Flower Chart
Plant Name Type Pollen (P) or Nectar (N) Source Weeks to First Bloom Spring Bloomer Summer Bloomer Fall Bloomer Bee Visitors
Annual Gaillardia
(Gaillardia pulchella)
A P/N 9-10   X   honey bee, native bees
Baby Blue Eyes
(Nemophila menziesii)
A N/P 7-8 X X   honey bee, native bees
(Ocimum basilicum)
A N 9-10   X   honey bee
Bird's Eyes
(Gilia tricolor)
A P/N 7-8 X     small bees
Blazing Star
(Mentzelia lindleyi)
A P/N 6-7   X   bumble bees
Bluebell, California
(Phacelia campanularia)
A P/N 5-6 X     honey bee, bumble bees,
(Borago officinalis)
A N 8-10 X honey bee
Calendula/Pot Marigold
(Calendula officinalis)
A P/N 6-7   X   honey bee, native bees
California Poppy
(Eschscholzia californica)
TP P 6-7 X X   honey bee, bumble bees,
Candytuft, Annual
(Iberis umbellata)
A P/N 7-8 X X   small native bees
China Aster, Single Mix
(Callistephus chinensis)
A N 14-15   X X honey bee
Chinese Forget-Me-Not
(Cynoglossum amabile)
A P/N 8-9 X X   honey bee
Chinese Houses
(Collinsia heterophylla)
A N 8-9 X X   bumble bees
(Clarkia unguiculata)
A N 7-8 X X   honey bee, bumble bees,
Clover, Crimson
(Trifolium incarnatum)
A P/N 7-8   X   honey bee
Coreopsis, Plains
(Coreopsis tinctoria)
A P/N 7-8   X   honey bee, native bees
(Centaurea cyanus)
A P/N 8-9   X   honey bee
(Cosmos bipinnatus)
A P/N 8-9   X X honey bee, bumble bees,
Cosmos, Sulphur
(Cosmos sulphureus)
A P/N 9-10   X X honey bee, native bees
Dwarf Godetia
(Clarkia amoena)
A N 9-10   X   honey bee, native bees
(Nemophila maculata)
A N/P 6-7 X X   native bees
Globe Gilia
(Gilia capitata)
A P/N 7-8 X X   honey bee, bumble bees,
Lemon Mint
(Monarda citriodora)
A N 11-12   X X bumble bees
(Nigella damascena)
A N 10-11   X   honey bee
Marigold, French
(Tagetes patula)
A P,N 7-8   X X honey bee, native bees
Partridge Pea
(Cassia fasciculata)
A P 9-10   X X honey bee
Pincushion Flower
(Scabiosa atropurpurea)
A P/N 11-12   X X honey bee, native bees
Poppy, Corn
(Papaver rhoeas)
A P 9-10   X   honey bee
Rocky Mountain Beeplant
(Cleome serrulata)
A N 9-10   X   honey bee, bumble bees, native bees
Sunflower, Annual
(Helianthus annuus)
A P/N 9-10   X   honey bee, bumble bees, native bees
Sunflower, Prairie
(Helianthus petiolaris)
A N 9-10   X   honey bee, native bees
Sweet Alyssum
(Lobularia maritima)
TP P/N 5-6 X X X honey bee, sm. native bees
Sweet Mignonette
(Reseda odorata)
A P/N 6-7 X X   honey bee
Sweet Pea
(Lathyrus odoratus)
A N 6-8 X X   bumble bee, native bees
Tidy Tips
(Layia platyglossa)
A P/N 7-8   X   honey bee
(Zinnia elegans)
A P/N 7-8   X X honey bee
* Bloom times for USDA zone 5, adjust for your zone. - An Informational Website From
PHOTOGRAPH NOTE: The color of wildflowers viewed in digital pictures on this site will vary depending on the monitor used and display settings.  The actual grow-out color of any wildflower species will depend on many unknown variables including site fertility, weather, time of year, lighting effects for the time of day, etc. Colors of any one wildflower usually will vary in shade from pictures available on this site or from the same or similar wildflowers grown at different locations. While we make every effort to try and present the most likely true color of wildflowers on this site, pictures shown are not guaranteed to be true to color.
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List of Wildflowers Individual Species
180+ Different Wildflower Varieties

180+ Varieties
of Wildflowers
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Alyssum, Carpet-Snow
Alyssum, Dwarf Sw Pink
Alyssum, Dwarf Sw.Pur.
Alyssum, Sweet
Aster, Bigelow's
Aster, China
Aster, Golden
Aster, New England
Aster, Prairie
Aster, Sky Blue
Aster, Smooth
Aster, White Upland
Baby Blue-Eyes
Baby's Breath, Annual
Baby's Breath, PER.
Balsamroot, Arrowleaf
Basket of Gold
Beardtongue, Nar. Lf
Beeplant, Rocky Mtn.
Bellflower, Tussock
Bird's Eyes
Bishop's Flower
Black-Eyed Susan
Black-Eyed Susan Sw.
Black-Eyed Susan vine
Blazing Star
Blazing Star, Rough
Blood Flower
Bluebell, California
Bluebonnet, Texas
Bundleflower, Illinois
Candytuft, Annual
Candytuft, Perennial
Catchfly, Nodding
Chamomile, Roman
Chinese Forget-me-not
Chinese Houses
Clarkia, Deerhorn
Clover, Crimson
Clover, Prairie Purple
Clover, Prairie White
Clover, Round Bush
Columbine, Blue
Columbine, Dwarf
Columbine, Eastern
Columbine, Mix Colors
Compass Plant
Coneflower, Clasping
Coneflower, Cutleaf
Coneflower, Dwarf Red
Coneflower, Grey-Head
Coneflower, MexicanHat
Coneflower, Narrow-lf
Coneflower, Pale Purple
Coneflower, Prairie
Coneflower, Purple
Coneflower, Yellow
Coreopsis, Dwarf Lance
Coreopsis, Dwarf Plains
Coreopsis, Red Plains
Coreopsis, Lance-leaf
Coreopsis, Plains
Cornflower - Polka Dot
Cornflower, Blue
Cornflower, Dwarf Blue
Cosmos, Dwarf
Cosmos, Sulphur
Cup Plant
Daisy, African
Daisy, Creeping
Daisy, Dwarf Shasta
Daisy, Engleman
Daisy, English
Daisy, Fleabane
Daisy, Garland
Daisy, Gloriosa
Daisy, Ox-Eye
Daisy, Painted
Daisy, Shasta
Daisy, Sleepy
Daisy, Yellow
Dame's Rocket
Flax, Blue
Flax, Lewis
Flax, Scarlet

Gaillardia, Annual
Gaillardia, Per. Dwarf
Gaillardia, Perennial
Gaillardia, Yellow
Gayfeather, Thickspike
Gilia, Globe
Gilia, Scarlet
Globemallow, Goose Lf
Globemallow, Scarlet
Godetia, Dwarf
Godetia, Lilac
Goldeneye, Showy
Goldenrod, Rigid
Golden Alexander
Hyssop, Lavender
Indian Paintbrush
Iris, Wild Blue
Ironweed, Prairie
Johnny Jump-Up
Larkspur, Rocket
Larkspur, Western
Lupine, Arroyo
Lupine, Mountain
Lupine, Per. Purple
Lupine, Russell
Lupine, Yellow
Mallow, Tree
Maltese Cross
Marigold, Desert
Marigold, French
Milkweed, Butterfly
Milkweed, Showy
Milkweed, Swamp
Mint, Lemon
Nodding Pink Onion
Partridge Pea
Penstemon, Palmer
Penstemon, Rocky Mtn.
Penstemon, Shelf-Leaf
Penstemon, Smooth
Petunia, Wild
Phlox, Ann. Mix Colors
Phlox, Mountain
Phlox, Red Annual
Pinks, Cottage
Pinks, Fringed
Pinks Maiden
Pinks, Sweet William
Poppy, Calif. Orange
Poppy, Corn
Poppy, Dwarf California
Poppy, Iceland
Poppy, Oriental
Poppy, Red Corn
Poppy, Calif.Mix Colors
Primrose, Com. Evening
Primrose, Dwarf Evening
Primrose, Pale Evening
Primrose, Showy Even.
Primrose, Tall Evening
Rattlesnake Master
Rockcress, Purple
Rockcress, White
Sage, Blue
Sage, Pitcher
Sage, Scarlet
Sagewort, Prairie
Snapdragon, Spurred
Sneezeweed, Autumn
Snow -in-summer
Spiderwort, Ohio
Spiderwort, Prairie
Stock, Virginia
Sunflower, Maximilian
Sunflower, Ox-Eye
Sweet Blk-Eyed Susan
Sweet Pea, Perennial
Thyme, Creeping
Tickseed, Leavenworth

Trefoil, Bird's Foot
Verbena, Moss
Vervain, Blue
Vervain, Hoary
Wallflower, English
Wallflower, Siberian
Yarrow, Gold
Yarrow, Red
Yarrow, Western
Yarrow, White
Zinnia, Classic
Zinnia, Creeping
Zinnia, Pumila Mix

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