'A Selection of Plants that Attract Insects' available from Avondale Nursery

A Selection of Plants that Attract Insects

These are usually sun-loving plants, which will provide food for butterflies, pollen for bees. Encourage natural predators such as ladybirds and hoverflies, who keep the numbers down of less welcome visitors to the garden.

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SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Violetta'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Violetta'

Dark violet flowers on open branched sprays.

1.50m £5.00

NEPETA 'Weinheim Big Blue'

Thick spikes of deep violet-blue flowers on robust stems, June-September. Deadhead to keep it flowering. Much requested in our garden!

75cm £5.00

NEPETA 'Weinheim Big Blue'
CAMPANULA lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety'

CAMPANULA lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety'

Dark violet bellflowers held in trusses through summer. Sun or part shade in moist soil.

AGM 75cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Sanguine Dwarf'

Short, neat variety, and red bobbles above. Sun.

60cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Sanguine Dwarf'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM laeve 'Nightshade'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM laeve 'Nightshade'

Dark purple stems bear sprays of blue flowers late summer.

90cm £5.00

ACHILLEA 'Pretty Belinda'

Bright pink flowers fade to soft pink over summer. Sunny spot.

50cm £5.00

ACHILLEA 'Pretty Belinda'
SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Big Pink'

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Big Pink'

Smothered with bright pink drooping catkins in August and September.

1.50m £5.00

SALVIA microphylla var. microphylla 'Newby Hall'

Warm red flowers May-November. Sun.

60cm £5.00

SALVIA microphylla var. microphylla 'Newby Hall'
KNIPHOFIA 'Gladness'

KNIPHOFIA 'Gladness'

Dark bronze stems bear translucent apricot flowers June to July.

90cm £5.00

CYNARA cardunculus

Cardoon. Forms an epic, architectural mound of silver-grey foliage up to 1 metre long. Large, purple, thistle-like flowerheads tower above in late summer and autumn. Loves the sun.

AGM 2.50m £5.00

CYNARA cardunculus
HELENIUM 'Red Jewel'

HELENIUM 'Red Jewel'

A good shorter variety, with deep red flowers.

75cm £6.50

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Patricia'

From a customer, who found it as a seedling in his garden and named it in remembrance of his wife. Rose-pink daisies in a good spread of flowers. It has a good shape, and a fresh, bright appearance!

1.20m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Patricia'
EUPATORIUM maculatum Atropurpureum Group 'Prairie Giant'

EUPATORIUM maculatum Atropurpureum Group 'Prairie Giant'

Much admired in the garden! From Dove Cottage Nursery, this is very tall, with huge pink flowerheads in summer. Insect heaven! Sunny spot, back of the border.

3.00m £7.50

ASTER 'Fingers and Thumbs'

A seedling found over the path from our 'Chilly Fingers', this has slightly wider fingers, and flowers are a deeper lilac, not so chilly! They look great together.

90cm £6.50

ASTER 'Fingers and Thumbs'
GALEGA orientalis

GALEGA orientalis

Small, rich blue pea-like flowers on a spreading plant. Best in a large sunny border or between shrubs.

1.20m £5.00

HELENIUM 'Amber'

New introduction, has masses of amber flowers streaked with orange from late July-September. Sun.

1.50m £5.00

HELENIUM 'Amber'

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