Ivydene Gardens Bee-Pollinated Bloom Plant Index Gallery:
Pink Flowers in May

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

* = very good bee plant

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 perfoliata
(Miner's lettuce, Winter purslane, Indian lettuce, Montia perfoliata)

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

Use at garden deciduous woodland edge

February - June

Can be eaten raw in salads

8 x 4
(20 x 10)

Mid-Green which turn deep red as they dry out in hotter summer days /
Dry, Moist

Annual /
Acid sand under trees

Pollen

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

Claytonia virginica
(Spring Beauty, Eastern Spring Beauty, Virginia Spring Beauty, Fairy Spud)

Pink /
Full Sun, Part Shade
 

Can also be grown in lawns.

Seeds dispersed by ants.

April - June

Native American plant, which can be eaten.

9 x 9
(23 x 23)

Mid-Green /
Moist to slightly dry

Bulb /
Rich loamy soil with abundant organic matter - the fallen deciduous leaves in a woodland

Pollen

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

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

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

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

Syringa komarowii
(Nodding Lilac, Foxtail Lilac, Syringa glabra, Syringa reflexa, Syringa sargentiana)

White to Pale Pink inside with a Lavender-Pink reverse /
Full Sun, Part Shade

Good cut-flower

May - June

Visitors to Mustila Arboretum in Finland can see this plant every day.

180 x 100
(450 x 240)

Dark Green /
Moist

Dec Shrub /
Well-drained soil

Nectar

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.

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Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Flowers 53

All Flowers per Month 12

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

All Foliage 212
All Spring Foliage 212

All Summer Foliage 212
All Autumn Foliage 212
All Winter Foliage 212
Rock Plant Flowers 53

 

Colour Wheel without photos, but with links to photos

12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index

 

Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Tree
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Tree
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
Herb
Odds and Sods

Rhododendron
Rose
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
Vegetable

Wild Flower

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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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Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

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Blue

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OOO
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OOO

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Mauve

OOO

OOO

OOO
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OOO
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OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

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Purple

OOO
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OOO
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OOO
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OOO
E37

OOO
E38

OOO

OOO
E40

OOO
E41

OOO
E42

OOO

OOO

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Brown

OOO

OOO
E47

OOO
E48

OOO
E49

OOO
E50

OOO
E51

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Cream

OOO
E58

OOO
E59

OOO
E60

OOO
E61

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Green

OOO

OOO
E71

OOO
E72

OOO
E73

OOO
E74

OOO
E75

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
E80

OOO
E81Orange

OOO
E82

OOO
E83

OOO
E84

OOO
E85

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Pink

OOO

OOO
E95

OOO
E96

OOO
E97

OOO
E98

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Red

OOO

OOO
E107

OOO
E108

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
White

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Yellow

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
E133

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Unusual

OOO

OOO
E143

OOO
E144

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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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