Purple flower that does not attract bees

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Hi, I know most purple flowers do attract bees, but we are hoping to find a perennial purple flower that does not attract bees for our new backyard, since my son has a serious bee allergy. I was told some that do not as strongly attract include hydrangea (but needs shade), Mexican sage, society garlic. Any thoughts on these or others? Thank you!


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That is a tough one! Bees do not like flowers that are tube shaped.
Flowers with purple tube shaped flowers.... Penstemon Beardtongue which is a perennial, Salvia 'Black and Blue' used as an annual, but can be a perennial in frost free zones.

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