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Unusual Colour or Multi-Coloured Flowers in August

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

Alcea rosea
(Hollyhock, Althaea rosea)

Pink, Red, White or Yellow /
Full Sun only. A must in a Cottage Garden. Usually grown as Biennial due to susceptibility to the fungal disease rust.

July - September

Young plants attractive to slugs in the spring. Plant seed in a fibre-pot, which has copper tape round the outside at the top to repel slugs and snails.

72 x 36
(180 x 90)

Mid-Green /
Dry, Moist

Available from China to rest of World using AliExpress , who sell 108,890,000 products at wholesale price from 790,000 sellers!!!

Annual, Biennial or Her Perennial /
Well-drained soil with 4 inch (10 cms) depth of Organic Compost applied as a mulch in March

Nectar, Pollen is collec-ted from A. ficifolia , A. taurin-ensis, A. cann-abina and A. offici-nalis

Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon, Common Snapdragon)

White, Yellow, Orange, Lavender, Pink /
Full Sun

July - September

39 x 8
(98 x 20)

Dark Green /
Dry or Moist

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

Her Perennial but treated as an Annual /
Prefers well-drained soil but can grow in clay and nutritionally poor soils

Nectar, Pollen

Carthamus tinctorius
(Safflower, Koosumbha, Hoangtchi, Carduus tibctorious, Carthamus glaber, Centaurea carthamus)

Yellow, Orange, or Red
/Full Sun only

Also used for colouring and flavouring food, in medicines and making red and yellow dyes.

Use for summer bedding and cut-flower.

August - October

It is a minor crop today, with about 600,000 tons being produced commercially for vegetable oil extracted from its seeds in more than sixty countries worldwide

40 x 16
(100 x 40)

Seeds can also be used as birdfood or for pet animals such as gerbils, hamsters and chinchillas.

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist

Native to a climate with a long dry season and a limited rainy season.

Seed available from Zhong Wei Horticultural Products Company in Yunnan, China

Annual /
Safflower thrives in heavy clays with good water-holding capacity, but will also grow satisfactorily in deep sandy or clay loams with good drainage. It needs soil moisture from the time of planting until it is flowering[

Nectar

Ceanothus (Californian Lilac)

Blue, White, or Pink /
Full Sun.
Even with previous complete neglect, I have seen the evergreen varieties flowering in every garden that I have maintained, especially after I have created the mulch.

May - September

Some flower in early summer others in late summer. A very non-demanding shrub.

36-240 x 48-300
(90-600 x 120-800)

Dark Green /
Moist

Dec / Evg Shrub /
Well-drained. Mulch with 4 inch (10 cms) depth of garden compost or well-rotted manure in late winter. Keep 6 inch radius round trunk free of mulch.

Nectar, Pollen

Cistus x
dansereaui 'Decum-bens'
(Rock Rose, Sun Rose)

White /
Full Sun, Part Shade

The other Cistus have white, purple or dark pink flowers

June - August

36 x 60
(90 x 150)

Dark Green /
Dry

Evg Shrub /
Well-drained acid soil

Pollen. Bees collect pollen from all the other Cistus and Helian-themum culti-vars

Coreopsis 'Autumn Blush' -Hardy Collection
(hybrid Tickseed)

Strawberry-eyed, Butter - Yellow /
Full Sun

June - September

24 x 32
(60 x 80)

Dark Green /
Moist

Her Perennial /
Well-drained soil

Nectar, Pollen. Bees collect from all the other Coreop-sis cult-ivars

Dwarf Azaleas

Red, Pink, White or Purple /
Part Shade - intolerant of Full Sun

May - September

36 x 36
(90 x 90)

Dark Green /
Moist but not Wet

Evg Shrub /
Acid Sand and 3 inch (8 cms) deep organic mulch

Nectar

Dwarf Begonia

Pink, Scarlet, Crimson and White /
Part Shade

June - September

Available in South Africa

4-8 x 9-12
(11-20 x 22-30) Spacing

Bronze or Green /
Moist

Half-hardy Annual /
Acid Sand or Ericaceous Compost
 

Pollen

Erigeron speciosus
(Showy Fleabane)

Pink to Blue or rarely White /
Full Sun, Part Shade

June - August

32 x 12
(80 x 30)

Dark Green /
Moist

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

Her Perennial /
Well-drained soil with habitat in open woods

Nectar. Bees also collect from E. macran-thus and E. multi-radiatus cult-ivars

Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy, Golden Poppy, California Sunlight, Cup of Gold)

Yellow to Orange with
'Appleblossom Bush' - Pink
'Dali' - Red
'Lemon Bush' - Pale Yellow
'Rose Chiffon' - Pink and White
Thai Silk Series - mixed colours /
Full Sun

February - September

60 x 20
(150 x 50)

Blue-Green /
Dry
 

Annual /
Sandy, well-drained, poor soil

Nectar, Pollen

Gaillardia pulchella
(Indian Blanket, Firewheel, Sundance)

Red, Yellow on Red/Yellow bicolor with dark centers /
Full Sun

June - October

Native American plant with only 225,000 seeds per Pound (453.59 grammes) - not trying is it?

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Grey-Green /
Dry, Moist

Prefers hot,dry climate

Annual /
Well drained sandy soil

Nectar, Pollen

Galeopsis tetrahit
(Common Hemp Nettle)

Mauve, Purple or White /
Full Sun, Part Shade

July - September.
The plant is poisonous. causing paralysis

39 x 12
(98 x 30)

Mid-Green /
Moist

Annual /
Habitat of verges, river banks, woodland and wildflower gardens.

Pollen, Nectar is too deep-seated

Godetia amoena
(Clarkia amoena, Clarkia grandiflora, Godetia grandiflora, Farewell to Spring)

White, Pink, Red /
Full Sun, Part Shade

June - September

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

Mid-Green /
Moist

Annual /
Well-drained acidic sandy soil.
Do not fertilize - too much nutrients produces foliage and few flowers.

Nectar, Pollen for all Godetia varieties

Iberis umbellata

White, Pink, Mauve, Purple /
Full Sun

June - September

16 x 10
(40 x 25)

Dark Green /
Moist

Annual /
Well-drained, alkaline sand or chalk soil with 2 inch organic mulch on top

Nectar. Bees visit all Annual Iberis varieties

Limnanthes douglasii
(Poached Egg Plant, Douglas' meadow-foam)

White with yellow centre /
Full Sun

Grow a mass of them to attract the bees and use as groundcover in an informal edge of bed.

Self-seeds freely.

June - September

Highly attractive to beneficial insects including bees and hoverflies, it will help reduce pest colonies in the vegetable garden.

6 x 6
(15 x 15)
Best sown where they are to flower in spring or late summer/early autumn for overwintering. Sow 3mm (1/8in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart in well cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth.

Thin out the seedlings to 10cm (4in) apart.

Mid-Green /
Wet, Moist

Annual /
Grows in wet grassy habitat, such as vernal pools and spring mreadows or in poorly drained clay soils. Happily grows in a lawn.

Nectar

Malope trifida
(Annual Mallow, Annual Malope, Mallowwort, Purple Spanish Mallow, Maloppi)

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

Use as bedding plant and cut-flower

July - October

36 x 20
(90 x 50) Spacing of 24 inches (60 cms)

Dark Green /
Moist

Available from China to rest of World using AliExpress

Annual /
Well-drained soil

Nectar,
Pollen

Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'
(Black-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy)

Yellow /
Full Sun

Self-seed and good cut-flower.

Normally used as annual in bedding schemes.

June - September

Native Missouri Wildflower.

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Dark Green /
Moist

Biennial /
Well-drained soil with 3 inch organic mulch applied after plants have exceeded that height

Nectar. Bees visit all the other Rud-beckias as well

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.

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

OOO E1.

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Blue

OOO

OOO
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OOO
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OOO E13.

OOO
E14.

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Mauve

OOO

OOO

OOO
E24.

OOO
E25.

OOO
E26.

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Purple

OOO
E34.

OOO
E35.

OOO
E36.

OOO
E37

OOO
E38

OOO

OOO
E40

OOO
E41

OOO
E42

OOO

OOO

OOO
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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"This reached its zenith on golden Edwardian afternoons, when tea appeared in a silver pot and the cucumber sandwich scaled the heights of immortality:-

 

Algernon: (picking up an empty plate in horror) Good Heavens! Lane! Why are there no cucumber sandwiches? I ordered them specially.

Lane: (gravely) There were no cucumbers in the market this morning, sir. I went down twice.

Algernon: No cucumbers!

Lane: No,sir. Not even for ready money.

 

Algernon: That will do, Lane, thank you.

 

From The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.

 

It is now a graceful anachronism, although it might still be revived at weekends and on holidays. Mrs Humphry gives a menu in Etiquette for Every Day (1902), itemising:-

None but a purist would reproduce this menu now, though the spirit of the occasion can be captured with the help of a sense of theatre. Set the scene, arrange the props, and invite your wittiest, chattiest acquintances. Bear in the tea things on a tray covered with a snowy cut-work cloth. Offer both Indian and China tea, and several plates of slim crustless sandwiches.

 

CUCUMBER SANDWICHES

Peel a cucumber and slice it into transparencies on the slicing side of a grater, or by adroit use of a potato peeler. Sprinkle these see-through discs with a little vinegar and salt. After 30 minutes, drain away the excess cucumber juice by shuffling the slices in a sieve. Cover a slice of lightly buttered paper-thin brown bread with 2 layers of cucumber, and top with another slice of bread. Apply firm but delicate pressure with the palm of the hand. Slice off the crusts, and cut into 3 rectangles. Pile these neatly on a porcelain serving plate, and cover with a lightly dampened cloth until tea is served

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