Attract bees by planting blue, purple, violet, white, and yellow flowers. We’ll show you the best flower varieties to get your gardening buzzing. Butterflies, bees, and flower-feeding birds all have a sweet tooth. They need pollen and nectar from flowers to power their flight and nourish offspring. Bees can see colors well and rely on vision to find nectar. They are most attracted to blue, purple, violet, white, and yellow flowers. Many different native bee species can be found visiting the composite flowers of ‘Sunset Orange’ Gaillardia with their rich, abundant nectaries. You will find the vibrant spires of Dark Blue Moody Blues™ Veronica buzzing with bees all summer long. Numerous species are also attracted to the small flowers of ‘Princess Dark Lavender’ Verbena and Azure Skies™ Heliotrope.