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Pink Flowers in July

Botanical Plant Name

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Flower Colour /
Sun Aspect of Full Sun,
Part Shade, Full Shade

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Flowering Months

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Height with Spacings or Width (W) in inches (cms)

1 inch = 2.5 cms
12 inches = 30 cms
40 inches = 100 cms

Foliage Colour /
Soil Moisture of
Dry,
Moist or
Wet

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Evergreen (Evg) or Deciduous (Dec or Her) Plant Type / Acidic (Acid), Alkaline (Alk) or
Any Soil

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Nectar / Pollen

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Agrostemma githago
(Corncockle, Githago segetum, Lychnis githago)

Pink /
Full Sun, Part Shade

Good Cut-Flower

June - August

36 x 8
(90 x 20)

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist

Annual /
Well-drained soil

Nectar, Pollen

Pink-flowered Allium like Allium unifolium

Pink /
Full Sun

May - July

12 x 2
(30 x 5)

Dark Green /
Moist

Bulb / Well-drained soil

Nectar

Clarkia elegans (Clarkia unguiculata, Elegant Clarkia, Garland Flower, Mountain Garland, Farewell-to-Spring)

Pink /
Full Sun

May - September

Sow March-May, flowers June-September; or sow in September and protect with cloches, to flower May-July the following year

24 x 12
(60 x 30) Spacing

Pale Green /
Dry, Moist

USA native Annual /
Well-drained soil

Nectar

Claytonia siberica
(Montia siberica, Pink purslane, Peppermint Candy Flower)

Pink or White /
Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade.

Dense weed-excluding ground-cover between shrubs

April - July

Can be eaten raw in salads or cooked as a green vegetable

8 x 4
(20 x 10)

Mid-Green /
Moist

Annual /
Peaty soil

Pollen

Cleome serrulata
(Rocky Mountain Beeplant, Waa, Skunk Weed)

Pink or White /
Full Sun, Part Shade

Seeds eaten by birds

July - September

Can be eaten after cooking

39 x 20
(98 x 50)

Narrow Mid-Green /
Dry

Annual /
Well-drained sandy soil in prairies and open woods. Use for summer bedding in the UK

Nectar

Crepis rubra
(Pink Dandelion, Hawk's Beard)

Deep Pink /
Full Sun

Use as bedding plant

May - August

16 x 16
(40 x 40)

Green /
Moist

Annual /
Any well-drained soil

Nectar, Pollen is colle-cted from all Crepis

Epilobrium angustifolium (Chamerion angustifolium, Willow-herb, Fireweed, Great Willow-herb, Rosebay Willowherb)

Magenta to Pink /
Full Sun or Part Shade

July - September

72 x 39
(180 x 98)

Mid Green / Dry or Moist

Her Perennial / Calcareous (Chalk) and slightly acidic

Pollen

Erodium cicutarium
(Redstem filaree, Common Stork's-Bill, Pinweed)

Pink /
Full Sun only.
Its seeds with parachutes attached land on the ground where they self-bury !! Entire plant is edible. Please do not buy this plant.

May - September

Seeds collected by harvester ants.

Root - chewed by children as a gum.

24 x 12
(60 x 30)

Once attached to the sheep wool, the corkscrew helps the seed work its way into the animal’s wool and skin in Australia.

Fern-like Dark Green /
Dry, Moist.

Has become invasive in deserts and arid grasslands of Southwestern United States.
 

Annual /
Well-drained soil with habitat of bare, sandy, grassy places both inland and around the coasts.

Nectar, Pollen

Eupatorium cannabinum
(Hemp-agrimony, Water Hemp)

Dusty Pink or White /
Full Sun, Part Shade.

Native UK plant.

June - September

Goats will eat this plant.

60 x 48
(150 x 120)

E. maculatum, E. perfoliatum and E. rugosum are in Appendix D of Erosion & Sediment Control Guideline for Urban Construction in Canada

Light Green /
Prefers Moist, but does grow in marshes and dry chalk banks

Her Perennial /
Any soil

Nectar, Pollen is colle-cted by bees from all Eupat-orium

Geum rivale
(Water Avens, Nodding Avens, Drooping Avens, Cure-All, Water Flower, Indian Chocolate)

Pink or Yellow /
Full Sun, Part Shade

British native plant.

The dried or fresh root can be boiled in water to make a delicious chocolate-like drink.

May - September

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Mid-Green /
Moist, Wet

Aquatic Perennial /
Found in slow-draining or wet soils and can tolerate mildly acidic to calcareous conditions, habitats including stream sides, pond edges, damp deciduous woodland and hay meadows.

Nectar, Pollen. pollen is coll-ected from all other Geum

Impatiens glandulifera (Himalayan Balsam, Poor Man's Orchid, Policeman's Helmet, Indian Balsam, Ornamental Jewelweed)

July - September


"Mature seed capsules explode when disturbed and eject the seeds. Medium sized plants produce about 700-800 seeds which can be flung 5 metres.

Seeds do not float and are still viable under water and when fully soaked - seed viability is about 2 years. Initial spread is mainly from ornamental plantings - do not purchase or grow Himalayan Balsam.

Seed can be spread by movement of riparian soil and in the sediment from the bottoms of water courses of infested areas." from

Alberta Invasive Plants Council in Canada

 

Annual

Nectar, Pollen

Leonurus cardiaca
(Mother-wort, Throw-wort, Lion's Ear, Lion's tail)

Pink to Lilac /
Part Shade.
Will self-sow once established.

Used as a herb in traditional medicine to treat female disorders

June - August

24-40 x 18-24
(60-100 x 45-60) Spacing

Mid-Green /
Moist

Seed available from Zhong Wei Horticultural Products Company in China

Her Perennial Herb/
Well-drained soil in hedge banks on gravelly or chalky ground

Nectar

Lychnis flos-cuculi
(Silene flos-cuculi, Ragged Robin)

Pink /
Full Sun, Part Shade

Grow in Bog garden, in the overflow land of ponds and beside streams.

May - August

An invasive plant in America

30 x 18
(75 x 45)

Blue-Green /
Moist, Wet

Her Perennial /
damp grassland habitats including water meadows, rush pastures, fens, ditches and damp woodland margins

Nectar, Pollen

Lythrum salicaria
(Purple Loosestrife)

Light Pink /
Full Sun

July - August

Invasive plant in America

40 x 24
(100 x 60)

Dark Green /
Moist, Wet

Native plant in Australia, Invasive plant in New Zealand

Her Perennial /
Prefers damp, poorly-drained locations such as marshes, bogs and watersides

Nectar, Pollen

Onobrychis = devoured by donkeys (Sainfoin)

Light Pink
....

June - September

8-36 x 12
(20-90 x 30)

Dark Green /
Dry

Her Perennial / Alk

Nectar, Pollen
*

Origanum vulgare
(Marjoram, Wild Marjoram)

Pink or White /
Full Sun

July - September

18 x 18
(45 x 45)

Dark Green /
Moist

Seed available from Zhong Wei Horticultural Products Company in China

Herb /
Alk (chalk) well-drained soil

Nectar is also coll-ected from O. marj-oranae and O. onites

Persicaria bistorta
(Polygonum bistorta, Bistorta officinalis, Common Bistort)

Flesh-Pink /
Full Sun, Part Shade of Light Woodland
Cooked young leaves are excellent substitute for spinach

June - September
Rabbits not fond of this plant and can be used as groundcover

20 x 20
(50 x 50)

Dark Green /
Moist, Wet

Her Perennial Herb /
Moisture-retentive soil like Sandy-Clay

Nectar

Polygonum hydropiper
(Persicaria hydropiper, Water Pepper, Smartweed)

Greenish-Pink /
Full Sun.

In Japan this plant's leaves are used as a vegetable from Poly-gonum hydro-piper 'Fastig-iatum'. Found abundantly in places that are under water during the winter.

July - September

30 x 12
(75 x 30)

Though livestock do not eat the wild type, some insects do, giving rise to the Japanese saying Tade kū mushi mo suki zuki (蓼食う虫も好き好き?, Some insects eat water pepper and like it), which may be translated as “There is no accounting for taste.” or more narrowly “Some prefer nettles.”

Dark Green /
Moist, Wet

Annual /
Shorelines of lakes,banks of streams or fens

Nectar

Satureja montana
(Winter Savory)

Pink/White /
Full Sun.

Flavouring in sauces and vinegars. Use as border plant for any culinary herb garden.

July - September

It is used as a companion plant for beans, keeping bean weevils away, and also roses, reducing mildew and aphids.

10 x 6
(25 x 15)

Dark Green /
Moist

Seed available from Zhong Wei Horticultural Products Company in China

Her Perennial Herb /
Well-drained

Nectar

Senecio elegans
(Wild cineraria, Purple Ragwort, Purple Groundsel, Strand-blommetjie)

Pink /
Full Sun.

Plant densely as bedding

June - October

Noxious weed in some states of America.

24 x 12
(60 x 30)

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist

Annual /
Well-drained sandy soil near the coast

Nectar, Pollen

Trifolium hybridum elegans
(Alsike Clover)

Pale Pink /
Full Sun

April - October

24 x 12
(60 x 30) (W)

Dark Green / Moist

Her Perennial /
Acid and Alk well-drained soil

Nectar, Pollen
*

Trifolium pratense
(Red Clover)

Pink or Purple /
Full Sun

May - September

24 x 24
(60 x 60) (W)

Dark Green /
Moist

Her Perennial /
Acid and Alk well-drained soil

Nectar, Pollen
*

The spacings (the distance between the plants) recommended above should enable the plants of the same genera to cover the ground in 2-3 years.

"Use Eupatorium cannabinum in your Butterfly Garden, since the Red Admiral, Holly Blue, Peacock, Large Skipper, Green-veined White and Silver-washed Fritillary visit this plant" from Urban Butterfly Garden, which states "Urban Gardens could play an important role in Butterfly Conservation by setting aside an area of the garden how ever big or small, for a selection of easy maintenance Flowers, or Shrubs, like Buddleia, Wild Marjoram (oregano), some Meadow Grasses maybe a few Nettles, will encourage butterflies and moths as well as other beneficial insects like Ladybirds and Hoverflies into the garden." Their website includes lists of plants for butterflies together with information about Barnack Nature Reserve and about British Butterflies.

Explaination of why nurserymen prefer growing plants with double rather than single flowers so that no seeds are produced and thus the horticultural crop will not be repeated and repeated in their fields:-

"You don't get this problem with Lythrum salicaria 'Feuerkerze' (syn. 'Fire Candle') because its double flowers don't seed. The stamens have been replaced with extra petals that deny access to pollinators. Most double flowers share this "sterile" trait and, as a result, have a much longer life in the garden than their single-flowered cousins. A single flower is easily accessed and pollinated, at which point the petals drop and the seed-making process begins. This is why many plant breeders concentrate on producing double flowers, rather than singles - they give better garden value. Strangely, 'Feuerkerze' does have some nectar, and insects still visit its flowers."

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All Flowers per Month 12

All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per Month 12
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...All Plants Index

 

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Bee-Pollinated Bloom Plant Index.
The 264 bee-pollinated plants in this Index are in addition to the bee-pollinated plants shown as thumbnails in the pages of the 12 Flower Colours per month FROM the Colour Wheel below.

Click on the OOO in the Index below to link to those bee-pollinated plants of that flower colour in that month or any of
ACER (Deciduous/Evergreen Shrub/Tree) in March-April
CHAENOMELES SPECIOSA (Herbaceous Perennial) in March-May
CROCUS (Bulb) in September-April
CYDONIA OBLONGA (Deciduous Shrub) in April-June
DAFFODIL (Bulb) in December-May
DAHLIA (Bulb) in June-November
DUTCH HYACINTH (Bulb) in March-April
HEATHERS (Evergreen Shrub) in every month
HEDERA HELIX (Evergreen Climber) in September-November as last major source of nectar and pollen in the year
HELIANTHEMUM (Deciduous Shrub) in June-August - Pollen only collected when the flowers open during sunny weather
HELENIUM (Herbaceous Perennial) in June-October
HELLEBORUS (Herbaceous Perennial) in January-March
HEUCHERA (Evergreen Perennial) in May-September
HIBISCUS (Deciduous Shrub) in August-September
ILEX (Evergreen Tree) in May-June
LAVANDULA (Annual, Herbaceous Perennial or Shrub) in June-July
LAVATERA (Annual, Biennial, or Herbaceous Perennial) in May-August
LEPTOSIPHON (Annual) in June-August
MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA (Evergreen Tree) in August-September
MALVA SYLVESTRIS (Biennial) in June-Septemberr
MENTHA (Herb) in July-August
NEMOPHILA (Annual) in April-June
NIGELLA (Annual) in July-September
PHILADELPHUS species only with single flowers (Shrub) in June
POLEMONIUM (Herbaceous Perennial) in April-June
PRUNUS CERASIFERA (Deciduous Tree) in February-March
PRUNUS LAUROCERASUS (Evergreen Shrub) in April-June
PYRACANTHA COCCINEA (Evergreen Shrub) in May-June
ROSES (Deciduous Shrub/Climber) in June-October
RUBUS IDAEUS (Raspberry) (Soft Fruit) in May-June
SALVIA SUPERBA (Herbaceous Perennial) in June-September - no bee garden should be without this plant - for those plants.

Enumber indicates Empty Index Page.
Bottom row of Grey is Unusual or Multi-Coloured Flower Colour.

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Brown

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Cream

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Green

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Pink

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Red

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Yellow

OOO

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Unusual

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Inner circle of Grey is 12 months of Unusual or Multi-Coloured Flower Colour

Bulb and Perennial Height from Text Border

Brown = 0-12 inches (0-30 cms)

Blue = 12-24 inches (30-60 cms)

Green = 24-36 inches (60-90 cms)

Red = 36-72 inches (90- 180 cms)

Black = 72+ inches (180+ cms)

Shrub Height from Text Border

Brown = 0-12 inches (0-30 cms)

Blue = 12-36 inches (30-90 cms)

Green = 36-60 inches (90- 150 cms)

Red = 60-120 inches (150- 300 cms)

Black = 120+ inches (300+ cms)

Tree Height from Text Border

Brown = 0-240 inches (0- 600 cms)

Blue = 240-480 inches (600- 1200 cms)

Green = 480+ inches (1200 + cms)

Red = Potted

Black = Use in Small Garden

Climber Height from Text Border

 

Blue = 0-36 inches (0-90 cms)

Green = 36-120 inches (90-300 cms)

Red = 120+ inches (300+ cms)

 

Bamboo, Bedding, Conifer, Fern, Grass, Herb, Rhododendron, Rose, Soft Fruit, Top Fruit, Vegetable and Wildflower Height from Text Border

Blue = 0-24 inches (0-60 cms)

Green = 24-72 inches (60- 180 cms)

Red = 72+ inches (180+ cms)

 

Plant Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

 

Dry Soil

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