'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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SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Red Thunder'

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Red Thunder'

Deep red flowers on wiry stems.

1.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Martin's Mulberry'

An improvement on 'Arnhem' - more upright, with maroon flowers.

1.80m £5.00

SANGUISORBA officinalis 'Martin's Mulberry'
AGAPANTHUS 'Lydenburg'

AGAPANTHUS 'Lydenburg'

Much admired in the Library Garden! Semi-pendulous, dark violet-blue flowers on tall, upright stems. Very striking and later-flowering. Sun.

1.50m £7.50

PIMPINELLA major 'Rosea'

Feathery foliage topped with umbels of soft lacy pink flowers in summer. Sun or shade.

50cm £5.00

PIMPINELLA major 'Rosea'
HELIANTHUS 'Happy Days'

HELIANTHUS 'Happy Days'

Golden yellow flowers with single outer petals and a wide double centre.

1.50m £5.00

GERANIUM 'Brookside'

Vigorous plant, clumps of finely-cut leaves and large bowl-shaped flowers of a deep clear blue, paler at the centre.

AGM 45cm £5.00

GERANIUM 'Brookside'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM laeve 'Les Moutiers'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM laeve 'Les Moutiers'

Also known as A. 'Vasterival'. Mauve flowers September-November on wiry purple-black stems. Very delicate, much admired in the display garden.

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'
SANGUISORBA 'Sanguine Dwarf'

SANGUISORBA 'Sanguine Dwarf'

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

60cm £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Constanze'

Lovely deep violet flowers.

1.20m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Constanze'
CYNARA cardunculus

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

LIGULARIA dentata 'Desdemona'

Dramatic brown-green leaves, deep red underneath. Clusters of orange daisies from midsummer. Needs moisture, even boggy conditions.

AGM 1.00m £5.00

LIGULARIA dentata 'Desdemona'
GERANIUM 'Chantilly'

GERANIUM 'Chantilly'

Pale pink flowers, attractive felted leaves.

45cm £5.00

ECHINACEA purpurea 'Virgin'

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

PBR 60cm £5.00

ECHINACEA purpurea 'Virgin'
SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Purpurea'

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Purpurea'

Later flowering, with pinkish-purple blooms.

1.00m £5.00

HELENIUM 'Can Can'

Warm rusty-yellow flowers.

75cm £5.00

HELENIUM 'Can Can'

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