Landscaping for pollinators

You can support pollinator health by planting flowering plants where birds, bees and other pollinators can forage for nectar and pollen. Planting pollinator-friendly plants around your home, office, or other available land can boost resources for beneficial insects and increase pollinator population growth. If you’re living in California, here are a few resources that our lab has developed to help you choose which species to plant: You can purchase many of these plants at the UC Davis Arboretum plant sales or native plant nurseries.

 

Which perennial plants support pollinators in California?

 

Epilobium canum is a drought-tolerant, fire-resistant landscaping choice that also attracts hummingbirds. There are also many varieties available. Which should you choose? Here are some factors to consider when choosing which Epilobium to plant: