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Which seeds and plants in your range attract pollinating insects?
Posted by Dobies Staff on 04 August 2014 01:59 PM

PLANTS ATTRACTIVE TO BEES

 


ANNUALS

 

Ageratum

Alyssum

Calendula

Candytuft

Aster

Borage

Canary Creeper

Cornflower

Clarkia

Convolvulus

Coreopsis

Cosmos

Dimorphotheca

Eschscholzia

French Marigold

Gaillardia

Godetia

Gypsophila

 

Lavatera

Limnanthes (poached egg plant)

Linum

Matthiola (night scented stock)

Mignonette

Moricandia

Nasturtium

Nigella

Night Phlox

Phacelia

Poppy

Saponaria

Scabious

Statice

Sunflower (avoid pollen free varieties)

Verbena

Viscaria

Zinnia.

PERENNIALS AND BIENNIALS. Many garden perennials and biennials are good bee plants. The following are some of those that are always attractive to bees.

 

Achillea

Alyssum

Aguilegia

Arabis

Aubrietia

Campanula

Canterbury Bells

Chives

Digitalis (foxglove)

Erigeron

Geranium

Geum

Helenium

Hollyhock (single flowered varieties)

Iberis

Lavender

 

Lythrum

Marjoram

Michaelmas Daisy

Myosotis

Penstemon

Poppy (oriental)

Primrose

Rosemary

Rudbeckia

Salvia jurisicii

Scabious

Sedum

Siberian Wallflower

Sidalcea

Thyme

Verbena bonariensis

PLANTS ATTRACTIVE TO BUTTERFLIES 

 

 

Achillea

Dianthus

Larkspur

Scabious

Agastache

Dimorphotheca

Lavender

Schizanthus

Blackberry

Dracocephalum

Limnanthes

Sweet William

Broom

Erigeron

Lupin

Teasel

Buddleia

Geranium

Michaelmas Daisy

Thymus

Candytuft

Ipomoea

Matthiola

Tropaeolum

Cornflower

Hollyhock

Mesembryanthemum

 

Convolvulus

Honesty

Primrose

 


Our wildlife range of seed contains a wide range of plants that will attract bees, birds and butterflies into your garden as will all fruit trees and soft fruit plants.

The following are available as plants and are good for attracting pollinating insects.

 

Achillea

Helenium

Agastache

Hesperis

Anemone

Hollyhock (single flowered\)

Angelica

Lavendula

Antirhinum

Leucanthemum

Arabis

Matthiola (Stock)

Astrantia

Mentha (garden mint)

Aubretia

Myosotis (Forget Me Not

Calendula

Nicotiana

Callistephus

Nigella (Love in a Mist)

Centaurea

Poppy (oriental)

Cosmos

Penstemon

Dahlia (single flowered varieties)

Rosmary

Dianthus

Rudbeckia

Digitalis ( Foxglove)

Scabious

Echinacea

Sedum

Eryngium

Verbena

Eschscholzia

Veronica

Gaillardia

Zinnia

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