Welcome pollinators with these 6 beautiful plants
Our bees, butterflies and hoverflies have suffered badly over the last fifty or so years and numbers have been declining. Welcome pollinators whilst adding intriguing talking points to your garden with this exciting plant selection.
We start with an option ideal for creating a striking display in rockeries…
1. Campanula Portenschlagiana
Growing into a beautiful mat of colour, Campanula is an essential consideration for readers looking for a ground cover solution.
Known to attract butterflies into the garden, Campanula produces a burst of mesmerising colour when planted in groups.
Versatile and easy to grow, adding a generous slice of colour to your garden, Sedum is next on today’s list.
Sedum is a valuable source of nectar when it begins to bloom, attracting pollinators who will be navigating their way around the garden in no time!
3. Rudbeckia Goldsturm
Blooming well in the summer months, Rudbeckia Goldsturm is a firm favourite amongst bumblebees.
Growing beautiful daisy-like flowers, this bright perennial fills out with dark green foliage.
4. Dwarf Lavender Munstead
Introduce a beautiful scent to your garden with Dwarf Lavender Munstead.
An excellent perennial option attractive to pollinators, Dwarf Lavender Munstead grows into a bushy mass of colour.
Attracting bees, this fragrant bush can also be planted into containers.
5. Dahlia Collarettes
Pollinators find the lovely Collarette easier to tackle than other Dahlia types thanks to their large central disk.
Readers considering this plant will enjoy a wide variety of colour with the added bonus of encouraging butterflies and bees into your garden.
6. Aster novi-Belgii
Adding some much-needed late summer colour, New York Asters grow lovely flowers with contrasting yellow centres.
An excellent talking point, our collection gives readers the chance to enjoy cheerful flowers thriving whilst other varieties look past their best into the late summer months.
Get ready for summer
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