8 Australian Plants for a Bee Friendly Garden

When you are a gardener in Australia, you know that the sound of bees buzzing around your garden is most definitely something to be happy about! While this is true, bees are becoming something that gardeners are seeing less of, but this doesn’t have to be the case in your garden if you know how to attract them.

The first and foremost thing that will get bees buzzing in your garden is to plant a wide variety of native plants, and this article will talk about eight of them that are local to Australia.

Hibbertia

This native plant likes to be in full or partial sun in well drained soil. It requires regular watering in the very hot and dry summer months.

Xanthorrhea

This native to Australia likes full sun, well drained soil, and needs to be watered one to two times a week in the dry season, which is October through May.

Plectranthus

This native plant likes partial sun, well drained soil, and it’s best to add compost, chopped leaves, or other organic material in the soil before planting.

Bracteantha SPP

Bracteantha likes full or partial sun, moist well drained soil, and monthly feedings of low phosphorous fertilizer.

Tecomanthe Hilli

This Australia loving plant likes full or partial sun, well drained soil, and needs to be planted away from buildings to avoid lime toxicity.

Leptospermum

Leptospermum likes full to partial sun, well drained soil, and needs to be watered deeply during its first summer.

Scaevola

Scaevola likes full sun, moist well drained soil, and needs to be watered any time the surface of the soil begins to dry.

Melastoma Malabathricum

This native likes full or partial sun, moist well drained soil, and the soil should never dry out between waterings.

If you want to have your garden buzzing with the happy sound of bees, be sure to plant some of these native Australian plants.

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