'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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ERYNGIUM pandanifolium 'Physic Purple'

ERYNGIUM pandanifolium 'Physic Purple'

Rarely offered variety. Rosette of sword-shaped leaves to 85cm, branched heads of small maroon flowers October-December. Very architectural!

1.60m £8.50

SANGUISORBA officinalis CDC 292

Small round maroon balls August-September on upright stems. Foliage up to the flowers.

60cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis CDC 292
ASTER 'Kylie'

ASTER 'Kylie'

A novae-angliae x ericoides cross. Fine foliage and masses of rose-pink daisies summer and autumn. Sun.

AGM 75cm £5.00

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.

NEW 90cm £6.50

ASTER 'Fingers and Thumbs'
SALVIA 'African Sky'

SALVIA 'African Sky'

Masses of mauve-blue flowers May-November, on a bushy plant. Sunny, sheltered spot.

NEW 80cm £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia var. parviflora

Similar to 'Alba' but with more attractive foliage.

1.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia var. parviflora
RUDBECKIA laciniata 'Starcadia Razzle Dazzle'

RUDBECKIA laciniata 'Starcadia Razzle Dazzle'

Yellow flowers on a narrow clump July-September. An HPS conservation plant.

1.50m £5.00

HELENIUM 'Marion Nickig'

Smaller orange-red flowers, yellow at the tips, over a long season.

1.20m £5.00

HELENIUM 'Marion Nickig'
KNIPHOFIA 'Bee's Lemon'

KNIPHOFIA 'Bee's Lemon'

Narrow lemon-yellow flowers from green buds. Sun.

90cm £5.00

PENSTEMON heterophyllus 'Heavenly Blue'

Racemes of rich blue, purple-tinged flowers from early summer. Reliably perennial.

50cm £5.00

PENSTEMON heterophyllus 'Heavenly Blue'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Orchidee'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Orchidee'

Masses of small white daisies September-October. Mildew-free. I think this is an HPS conservation plant.

1.20m £5.00

HELENIUM 'Waltraut'

Profuse bronzy-yellow flowers with brown cones.

AGM 90cm £5.00

HELENIUM 'Waltraut'
SERRATULA bulgarica

SERRATULA bulgarica

Glossy, architectural foliage, and when established, sends up long, upright stems topped with white thistle-flowers, loved by bees, and visitors, July-October. Sun.

2.00m £5.00

ACTAEA simplex 'Pink Spike'

White flowers in autumn which quickly fade to pink . Moist soil in part shade.

90cm £5.00

ACTAEA simplex 'Pink Spike'
HELENIUM 'Feuersiegel'

HELENIUM 'Feuersiegel'

Happy petals curl upwards! Flowers are deep yellow marked with a broad red band, stronger on the reverse.

AGM 1.20m £5.00

SEDUM 'Jose Aubergine'

Early-flowering upright variety with deep aubergine oval leaves and deep dusky-pink flowers from July.

PBR 60cm £5.00

SEDUM 'Jose Aubergine'

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