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Q.Flowers For Butterflies Not Bees

Zone CO13 9PF | Anonymous added on October 29, 2023 | Answered

Hi I would like to plant flowers that will encourage butterflies into my garden but not bees as I am allergic Are there any possible flowers. One or two bees is fine but most that I have found encourage lots of bees as well as the butterflies Thanks

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Answered on October 30, 2023

Try planting red flowers because apparently the color red is not in the color spectrum that bees see. In the articles below, you can get red zinnias, red coneflower, red butterflybush, red hollyhocks, red bee balm, red lantana, and also red salvia.





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