Phacleias are one of the very best bee forage plants! The flowers bloom in early summer, and also attract many other beneficial insects. Plant them anywhere you need the service of pollinators; they create a beautiful and beneficial understory in a fruit orchard.
Annual wildflowers can be started from seed in the fall; protect against songbirds, which will eat the seed and newly germinated seedlings. Wildflowers can also be grown in containers.