Out of all the plants in our yard including Anise Hyssop, Borage, Russian Sage, and Lavender, our 3 Bluebeard plants are by far the favorites of not only the honeybees but the bumblebees and leafcutter bees. They bloom for 2-3 months in the late summer/fall and are literally covered for weeks at a time by our girls.

Does anyone else have these shrubs planted?

Here is what I'm talking about:

http://www.provenwinners.com/plants/...opteris-incana

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-s...ooming-shrubs/

We have of the regular and 2 of the 'petit bleu' (a smaller variety). They like them equally.