'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 'El Dorado'

HELENIUM 'El Dorado'

Big bright yellow flowers with a large, dark central cone. My current favourite!

75cm £5.00

ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Donard Variety'

Silvery-blue flowerheads, bowl-shaped and very feathered, June-September.

75cm £7.50

ERYNGIUM x zabelii 'Donard Variety'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Saint Michaels'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Saint Michaels'

Large blue-purple flowers September-October.

1.20m £5.00

KNIPHOFIA caulescens 'John May'

Bluer leaves than others, pink-brown buds open to coral flowers on brown stems. Later than usual, September-November. Sun.

60cm £5.00

KNIPHOFIA caulescens 'John May'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Andenken an Paul Gerber'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Andenken an Paul Gerber'

Wine-red flowers from September.

1.50m £5.00

ACTAEA simplex Atropurpurea Group 'Black Negligee'

Lovely near-black foliage, white flower spikes July-September. Shade.

90cm £5.00

ACTAEA simplex Atropurpurea Group 'Black Negligee'
SALVIA 'Love and Wishes'

SALVIA 'Love and Wishes'

Stunning new hybrid, has large, reddish-purple flowers with dark burgundy calyces and stems, June-November. Tidy habit, great for a container.

80cm £5.00

ASTER 'Newstars Fantasy'

A compact variety, smothered with dusky pink-mauve daisies August-October. Sun or part shade.

40cm £5.00

ASTER 'Newstars Fantasy'
SANGUISORBA tenuifolia var. alba

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia var. alba

Narrow white drooping bottlebrush flowers more like catkins!

1.80m £5.00

ACHILLEA 'Moonshine'

Strong lemon-yellow flowerheads, feathery silver-grey foliage.

AGM 60cm £4.50

ACHILLEA 'Moonshine'
LAVANDULA angustifolia 'Hidcote'

LAVANDULA angustifolia 'Hidcote'

A neat compact lavender with deep violet-blue flowers.

AGM 45cm £5.00

LIGULARIA dentata 'Osiris Fantasie'

Serrated purple-backed bronze foliage, yellow flowers July-August. Moist soil in part shade.

50cm £5.00

LIGULARIA dentata 'Osiris Fantasie'
GERANIUM 'Orion'

GERANIUM 'Orion'

A wonderful plant, smothered with large, blue deep saucer-shaped flowers. Makes a spreading plant, great under roses. Sunny spot.

AGM 45cm £4.50

SALVIA 'Cavalieri d'Alto'

Bright pink flowers May-November. Sun.

60cm £5.00

SALVIA 'Cavalieri d'Alto'
ECHINACEA purpurea 'Virgin'

ECHINACEA purpurea 'Virgin'

Clean white fragrant flowers with a green central cone, June-September. Flat petals. My favourite white echinacea.

PBR 60cm £5.00

KNIPHOFIA 'Chichi'

Large red-orange pokers, cream at the base, July-August.

90cm £5.00

KNIPHOFIA 'Chichi'

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