Pollinator Friendly Groundcover

Wall Germander  (Teucrium chamaedrys)

Importance to Bees: Moderate
Wildlife: Beneficials, Bees
Plant Type: Groundcover
Flower Season: Summer, Fall
Flower Color: Purple
Exposure: Full
Water needs: Low
Size: 8 – 16 in. high, spreading to 2 ft. wide

Partridge Feather  (Tanacetum densum amani)

Importance to Bees: Major
Wildlife: Beneficials, Bees
Plant Type: Groundcover
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Exposure: Full to half sun
Water needs: Low – moderate
Size: 6 – 8 in. high, spreading slowly to make a mat about 1 1/2 ft. wide
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Crimson Clover  (Trifolium Incarnatum)

Importance to Bees: Major
Wildlife: Beneficials, Bees
Plant Type: Groundcover
Flower Season: Spring, Summer
Flower Color: Red
Exposure: Full to half sun
Water needs: moderate
Size: 12- 18 in. high

Red Creeping Thyme  (Thymus praecox)

Importance to Bees: Major
Wildlife: Bees, Butterflies
Plant Type: Groundcover
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Red
Exposure: Full sun
Water needs: Low
Size: 3-6 in. high

Thyme  (Thymus vulgaris)

Importance to Bees: Moderate
Wildlife: Beneficials, Deer Resistant
Plant Type: Groundcover
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: White
Exposure: Full to half sun
Water needs: Low – moderate
Size: 3 in. high and 3 ft. wide
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Lacy Phacelia  (PhaceliaTanacetifolia)

Importance to Bees: Major
Food Source: Nectar
Plant Type: Flower, Non-Native
Habit: Open
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: blue/purple

Exposure: All day sun
Water needs: Low
Height: 2 ft.
Highly Invasive