'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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HELENIUM 'Can Can'

HELENIUM 'Can Can'

Warm rusty-yellow flowers.

75cm £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Quinton Menzies'

Deep purple-pink flowers.

1.40m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Quinton Menzies'
SALVIA microphylla 'Cerro Potos'

SALVIA microphylla 'Cerro Potos'

Large, glowing magenta-pink flowers well above the leaves. Sun.

80cm £5.00

SEDUM 'Red Cauli'

Purple-tinted grey-green foliage, and intense deep red flowers resemble cauliflowers.

AGM 40cm £5.00

SEDUM 'Red Cauli'
GERANIUM 'Chantilly'

GERANIUM 'Chantilly'

Pale pink flowers, attractive felted leaves.

45cm £4.50

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Andenken an Paul Gerber'

Wine-red flowers from September.

1.50m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Andenken an Paul Gerber'
SALVIA greggii 'Lara'

SALVIA greggii 'Lara'

Pretty dark and light pink flowers from late spring to autumn. Sun.

90cm £5.00

ALTHAEA officinalis

Marshmallow! Graceful, tall plant with pale pink, magenta-centred flowers. Bees love it, and the root is used to make marshmallows! Well-drained soil in sun.

1.50m £5.00

ALTHAEA officinalis
RUDBECKIA submentosa 'Henry Eilers'

RUDBECKIA submentosa 'Henry Eilers'

Lovely, quirky coneflower, has finely quilled yellow petals around an orange-brown cone, August-October. Sun to part shade.

1.20m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin'

Large rich purple-red flowers September-October.

1.30m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin'
CYNARA scolymus 'Gros Camus de Bretagne'

CYNARA scolymus 'Gros Camus de Bretagne'

Large silvery leaves, long stems carry edible buds in summer, then big purple thistle flowers which dry well. Good soil in sun.

1.00m £6.00

HELIANTHUS 'Dorian Roxburgh'

Much requested in our garden. Two rows of creamy-yellow petals with a yellow and black centre, flowers August-October. Doesn't run. Sunny position.

1.80m £5.00

HELIANTHUS 'Dorian Roxburgh'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Ringdove'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Ringdove'

Pale lavender pretty flowers. Later-flowering.

AGM 1.00m £5.00

SALVIA 'Salmon Dance'

Salmon-pink flowers May-November. Sun.

60cm £5.00

SALVIA 'Salmon Dance'
LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Elworthy Sparkler'

LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Elworthy Sparkler'

Buttercream buds open to single white daisies. It really does sparkle!

75cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Red Buttons'

Introduced by Dove Cottage Nursery. Selected for its compact habit and long flowering time. Plum-coloured thimble flowers.

60cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Red Buttons'

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