Ivydene Gardens Bee-Pollinated Bloom Plant Index Gallery:
Purple Flowers in July

Botanical Plant Name

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European Union
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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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Canada
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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

Amorpha fruticosa
(False Indigo)

Purple single petal /
Full Sun, Part Shade in light woodland.

July -

180 x 90
(450 x 225)

Mid-Green /
Dry, Moist. It can tolerate high winds.

Seed available from Zhong Wei Horticultural Products Company in Yunnan, China for shipping to all countries in the world.

Dec Shrub /
Well-drained soil in woodland garden sunny edge

Nectar, Pollen

Arctium lappa
(Burdock, Greater Burdock, gobo, Beggar's Buttons)

Purple /
Part Shade

July - September

78 x 39
(200 x 98)

Pale Green /
Moist

Biennial /Chalky or sandy well-drained soil
 

Pollen

Asclepias syriaca
(Common Milkweed, butterfly flower, silkweed, silky swallow-wort, Virginia silkweed)

Pinkish- Purple /
Full Sun.

Use in Butterfly gardens, meadows, prairies, or naturalized/native plant areas. This plant is considered by many gardeners to be too vigorous and weedy for borders.

June - August

Native American plant

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

Light Green /
Dry

Her Perennial /
Well-drained sandy soil

Nectar and Pollen. Pollen is in 2 masses connected by a strand. These strands may become entang-led in bee's legs causing heavy morta-lity of honey bees.

Centaurea scabiosa (Greater Knapweed, Black top)

Reddish -Purple /
Full Sun

Website on National Collection of Centaurea

July - September

30 x 16
(75 x 40)

Mid-Green /
Dry

Her Perennial Native Plant /
Well-drained chalky soil of wildflower meadows and prairie-style planting schemes

Nectar

Cynara cardunculus
(Cardoon, Globe Artichoke, Prickly Artichoke)

Purple /
Full Sun.
The Cardoon Group has edible leaf stems and the Artichoke of the Scolymus Group has edible flower buds. If eaten before flowering, you may not get the flowers pollinated by bees.

June - September

Weed in California and Argentina

60 x 48
(150 x 120)

Deeply-cut, silvery-green /
Dry, Moist.
Weed in Australia

Her Perennial /
Well-drained soil

Nectar

Cynoglossum officinale
(Houndstongue, Houdstooth, Dog's Tongue, Gypsy Flower, Rats and Mice)

Reddish -Purple /
Full Sun.
Prolonged eating of this plant is poisonous to the liver of cattle, horses and humans

May - September
Weed sticking to the wool of sheep in America. Due to grooming before shows in the UK, this is not so much of a problem.

24 x 12
(60 x 30)

Foliage is toxic to cattle and horses in Canada.

Mid-Green /
Moist, Wet

Cynoglossum creticum is a problem weed in Argentina and Chile and is on the Alert List for Environmental Weeds in Australia.

Annual or Biennial /
Wet places, waste land and hedges in poor soil with no mulch or feeding

Nectar All Cyno-glos-sum variet-ies are used by bees

Hedysarum hedysaroides
(Alpine French Honeysuckle)

Purple/ Scarlet/ Red /
Full Sun only. Use in Rock Garden. Edible roots

June - August

Native American and Russian plant

16 x 28
(40 x 70)

Mid-Green /
Moist

Her Perennial /
Well-drained soil

Nectar

Medicago sativa
(Alfalfa, Lucerne)

Purple /
Full Sun only.
Alfalfa is the most cultivated forage legume in the world. Worldwide production was around 436 million tons in 2006.

June - July

39 x 18
(98 x 45)

Seed available from Zhong Wei Horticultural Products Company in Yunnan, China for shipping to all countries in the world.

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist.

If the Green Manure Hedge has a chicken wire fence on both sides of it, your rabbit can use it for food as a Rabbit run.

Her Perennial /
Well-drained alkaline soil with lime. Can be grown as a Green Manure for 2 or more years as a low dividing hedge in the vegetable garden.

Nectar, some pollen is also coll-ected from the Medi-cago lupulina - Black Medic

"Alfalfa seed production requires the presence of pollinators when the fields of alfalfa are in bloom. Alfalfa pollination is somewhat problematic, however, because western honey bees, the most commonly used pollinator, are not suitable for this purpose; the pollen-carrying keel of the alfalfa flower trips and strikes pollinating bees on the head, which helps transfer the pollen to the foraging bee. Western honey bees, however, do not like being struck in the head repeatedly and learn to defeat this action by drawing nectar from the side of the flower. The bees thus collect the nectar, but carry no pollen, so do not pollinate the next flower they visit. Because older, experienced bees do not pollinate alfalfa well, most pollination is accomplished by young bees that have not yet learned the trick of robbing the flower without tripping the head-knocking keel. When western honey bees are used to pollinate alfalfa, the beekeeper stocks the field at a very high rate to maximize the number of young bees. Western honey bee colonies may suffer protein stress when working alfalfa only, due to shortage of one of the amino acids comprising the pollen protein, isoleucine. Today, the alfalfa leafcutter bee is increasingly used to circumvent these problems. As a solitary but gregarious bee species, it does not build colonies or store honey, but is a very efficient pollinator of alfalfa flowers. Nesting is in individual tunnels in wooden or plastic material, supplied by the alfalfa seed growers. The leafcutter bees are used in the Pacific Northwest, while western honeybees dominate in California alfalfa seed production."

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.

From Kew in the UK, when I googled Hedysarum hedysaroides:-

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Bulb
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Poisonous
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Topic - Flower/Foliage Colour
Colour Wheel Galleries

Following your choice using Garden Style then that changes your Plant Selection Process
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All Flowers per Month 12
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Structure of this Website with

...User Guidelines
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per
Month
12
...Index *
Rock Garden and Alpine Flower Colour Wheel with number of colours
Rock Plant Flowers 53

...Rock Plant Photos

or
these Foliage Colour Wheels structures, which I have done but until I can take the photos and I am certain of the plant label's validity, these may not progress much further
All Foliage 212

All Spring Foliage 212
All Summer Foliage 212
All Autumn Foliage 212
All Winter Foliage 212

or
Flower Colour Wheel without photos, but with links to photos
12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index

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Butterfly
Usage of Plants
by Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly

Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly usage of
Plant A-C
Plant C-M
Plant N-W
Butterfly usage of Plant

followed by all the Wild Flower Family Pages:-

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 1


(o)Adder's Tongue
Amaranth
(o)Arrow-Grass
(o)Arum
(o)Balsam
Bamboo
(o)Barberry
(o)Bedstraw
(o)Beech
(o)Bellflower
(o)Bindweed
(o)Birch
(o)Birds-Nest
(o)Birthwort
(o)Bogbean
(o)Bog Myrtle
(o)Borage
(o)Box
(o)Broomrape
(o)Buckthorn
(o)Buddleia
(o)Bur-reed
(o)Buttercup
(o)Butterwort
(o)Cornel (Dogwood)
(o)Crowberry
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 1
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 2
Cypress
(o)Daffodil
(o)Daisy
(o)Daisy Cudweeds
(o)Daisy Chamomiles
(o)Daisy Thistle
(o)Daisy Catsears (o)Daisy Hawkweeds
(o)Daisy Hawksbeards
(o)Daphne
(o)Diapensia
(o)Dock Bistorts
(o)Dock Sorrels

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 2


(o)Clubmoss
(o)Duckweed
(o)Eel-Grass
(o)Elm
(o)Filmy Fern
(o)Horsetail
(o)Polypody
Quillwort
(o)Royal Fern
(o)Figwort - Mulleins
(o)Figwort - Speedwells
(o)Flax
(o)Flowering-Rush
(o)Frog-bit
(o)Fumitory
(o)Gentian
(o)Geranium
(o)Glassworts
(o)Gooseberry
(o)Goosefoot
(o)Grass 1
(o)Grass 2
(o)Grass 3
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 1
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 2
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 3
(o)Hazel
(o)Heath
(o)Hemp
(o)Herb-Paris
(o)Holly
(o)Honeysuckle
(o)Horned-Pondweed
(o)Hornwort
(o)Iris
(o)Ivy
(o)Jacobs Ladder
(o)Lily
(o)Lily Garlic
(o)Lime
(o)Lobelia
(o)Loosestrife
(o)Mallow
(o)Maple
(o)Mares-tail
(o)Marsh Pennywort
(o)Melon (Gourd/Cucumber)
 

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 3


(o)Mesem-bryanthemum
(o)Mignonette
(o)Milkwort
(o)Mistletoe
(o)Moschatel
Naiad
(o)Nettle
(o)Nightshade
(o)Oleaster
(o)Olive
(o)Orchid 1
(o)Orchid 2
(o)Orchid 3
(o)Orchid 4
(o)Parnassus-Grass
(o)Peaflower
(o)Peaflower Clover 1
(o)Peaflower Clover 2
(o)Peaflower Clover 3
(o)Peaflower Vetches/Peas
Peony
(o)Periwinkle
Pillwort
Pine
(o)Pink 1
(o)Pink 2
Pipewort
(o)Pitcher-Plant
(o)Plantain
(o)Pondweed
(o)Poppy
(o)Primrose
(o)Purslane
Rannock Rush
(o)Reedmace
(o)Rockrose
(o)Rose 1
(o)Rose 2
(o)Rose 3
(o)Rose 4
(o)Rush
(o)Rush Woodrushes
(o)Saint Johns Wort
Saltmarsh Grasses
(o)Sandalwood
(o)Saxifrage
 

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 4


Seaheath
(o)Sea Lavender
(o)Sedge Rush-like
(o)Sedges Carex 1
(o)Sedges Carex 2
(o)Sedges Carex 3
(o)Sedges Carex 4
(o)Spindle-Tree
(o)Spurge
(o)Stonecrop
(o)Sundew
(o)Tamarisk
Tassel Pondweed
(o)Teasel
(o)Thyme 1
(o)Thyme 2
(o)Umbellifer 1
(o)Umbellifer 2
(o)Valerian
(o)Verbena
(o)Violet
(o)Water Fern
(o)Waterlily
(o)Water Milfoil
(o)Water Plantain
(o)Water Starwort
Waterwort
(o)Willow
(o)Willow-Herb
(o)Wintergreen
(o)Wood-Sorrel
(o)Yam
(o)Yew

 

It is worth remembering that especially with roses that the colour of the petals of the flower may change - The following photos are of Rosa 'Lincolnshire Poacher' which I took on the same day in R.V. Roger's Nursery Field:-

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Closed Bud

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Opening Bud

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Juvenile Flower

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Older Juvenile Flower

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Middle-aged Flower - Flower Colour in Season in its
Rose Description Page is
"Buff Yellow, with a very slight pink tint at the edges in May-October."

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Mature Flower

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Juvenile Flower and Dying Flower

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Form of Rose Bush

There are 720 roses in the Rose Galleries; many of which have the above series of pictures in their respective Rose Description Page.

So one might avoid the disappointment that the 2 elephants had when their trunks were entwined instead of them each carrying their trunk using their own trunk, and your disappointment of buying a rose to discover that the colour you bought it for is only the case when it has its juvenile flowers; if you look at all the photos of the roses in the respective Rose Description Page!!!!

 

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