Hello Bee Friends,
Here is another flower that bees love. I love it too, it’s a very showy and vigorous ground cover. I have three varieties of it, but the purple one has taken over. It’s Lamium, also sometimes called ‘Deadnettle’.
According to gardening guides, Lamium likes shade but will tolerate full sun when grown in moist soil. I can tell you, it thrives in my garden with very poor dry soil in the full baking sun, and has spread from one plant that I planted five years ago to almost every area in my yard – front and back. 🙂
I’ve planted all three varieties but the purple one has grown the best.
- Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’ – silvery leaves and dense clusters of white flowers.
- Lamium maculatum ‘Wootton Pink’ – striped variegated leaves and pale pink flowers in late spring to early summer.
- Lamium maculatum ‘Orchid Frost’ – blue-green foliage and purple blooms April-June (but mine flowers almost until the end of August)
Look how the Lamium fits the head of the bee perfectly! like a hat 🙂
How is your garden doing? Have you noticed any flowers that are favourites for the bees?
Have a nice week in your garden!
and … Bee Nice to Bees! 😀