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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

Alliaria petiolata
(Garlic Mustard, Jack-by-the-hedge, Garlic root, Hedge Garlic, Sauce-alone, Penny Hedge, Poor Man's Mustard, Alliaria officinalis. Erysimum alliaria, Sisymbrium alliaria)

White /
Part Shade in light woodland, Full Shade in deep woodland. Can also grow in bog gardens.

Native to Europe, western and central Asia and northwestern Africa.

April - June

Noxious weed in America - Garlic Mustard produces allelochemicals which suppress mycorrhizal fungi that most plants, including native forest trees, require for optimum growth.

39 x 16
(98 x 40)
However, allelochemicals produced by Garlic Mustard do not affect mycorrhizal fungi from Garlic Mustard's native range, indicating that this "novel weapon" in the invaded range explains Garlic Mustard's success in North America

Dark Green /
Moist, Wet

Americans and Canadians can overcome this invader by eating the young shoots in the first year, or collecting the seeds in the second year and adding them to salads before trashing the older plant.

Her Biennial Herb /
Habitat of damp hedgerows, edges of woods and other shady places, preferring basic soils

Nectar

White-flowered Allium like Allium stipitatum 'Mount Everest' and the vegetable onion

White /
Full Sun

May - June

48 x 4
(120 x 10)

Dark Green /
Moist

Bulb / Well-drained soil

Nectar

Amelanchier canadensis
(Juneberry, Shadblow Serviceberry)

White /
Full Sun, Part Shade of light woodland.
Birds adore the fruit and purloin it before you can. Can also be grown in a large pot or as a hedge

April - May

240 x 120
(600 x 300)

Dark Green /
Moist, Wet

Dec Shrub /
Well-drained soil with 4 inch (10 cms) depth of Organic Compost as mulch laid in December spread from the trunk to the end of its branches

Pollen, Nectar

Anemone nemerosa and its cultivars (Wood anemone, windflower, thimbleweed, smell fox)

White /
Part Shade under deciduous trees or shrubs

March - May

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Dark Green /
Moist

Her Rhizome /
Well-drained soil

Pollen

Anthericum liliago (St. Bernard's Lily)

White /
Full Sun

May - August The Flower Factory Nursery has model railway and rock gardens

24 x 16
(60 x 40)

Grey-Green /
Dry
 

Her Perennial / Well-drained stony soil

Nectar, Pollen

Arabis alpina (Alpine Rock-cress)

White or Pink /
Full Sun, Part Shade of Light Woodland
 

March - May

8 x 16
(20 x 40)

Dark Green / Moist

Her Perennial / Damp gravels and screes over limestone or well-drained soil

Nectar, Pollen

Arcto-staphylos urva-ursi (Common Bearberry)

White with tinge of Pink /
Full Sun, Part Shade

April - July

12 x 48
(30 x 120)

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist

Evg Shrub /
Well-drained acid sandy soil

Nectar

Bellis perennis
(Common Daisy, Lawn Daisy, English Daisy, Bruisewort, Woundwort)

White ray-florets with central disc of Yellow Disc-florets /
Full Sun, Part Shade

February - October

Flowerhead closes at night and opens in the morning.

6 x 6-9
(15 x 15-23) Spacing

Dark Green /
Moist

Evg Perennial /
Well-drained soil. Normally grown in regularly mown lawns

Pollen

Bryonia dioica
(White Bryony)

Greenish - White /
Full Sun

May - September

160 x 20
(400 x 50)

Mid-Green /
Moist

Climber /
Hedgerows, woodland margins and scrub on calcareous and base rich soils.

Nectar

Chrysanth-emum leucanth-emum
(Ox-Eye Daisy, Leucanth-emum vulgare, Dog Daisy, Moon Daisy)

White ray-florets with central disc of Yellow Disc-florets /
Full Sun, Part Shade

May - November

Noxious weed which is not usually eaten by cattle.

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Dark Green /
Moist

Evg Perennial /
Well-drained soil.

Pollen

Convallaria majalis
(Lily-of-the-Valley)

White /
Part Shade, Full Shade

Use as groundcover. All parts of the plant are highly poisonous

May - June

10 x 12
(30 x 25)

Dark green /
Moist

Rhizome (Bulb) /
Well-drained soil with 2 inch (5cms) of mown autumn leaves applied as a mulch each year in the autumn.

Pollen

Cotoneaster micro-phylla
(Dwarf Cotoneaster)

White /
Full Sun, Part Shade.
Use as mass planted ground cover.

May -

20 x 160
(50 x 400)

Mid-Green /
Moist

Pest in Australia

Semi-Evergreen /
Well-drained soil. Moderately tolerant to salt spray.

Nectar

Cotoneaster 'Simonsii'
(Himalayan Cotoneaster, Simon's Cotoneaster, Khasia Berry)

White /
Full Sun, Part Shade

May - June

84 x 48
(210 x 120)

Green foliage which turns red in the Autumn /
Dry, Moist

Semi-Evergreen Shrub /
Well-drained soil

Nectar

Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn, Crataegus oxyacantha)

White single flowers but not double flower forms/
Full Sun

May - June

480 x 300
(1200 x 750)

Dark Green turns Yellow in Autumn /
Moist

Dec Tree /
Any soil

Nectar, Pollen *

Cytisus praecox 'Albus' (Broom and other brooms e.g. Cytisus scoparius)

White /
Full Sun

April - May

60 x 80
(150 x 200)

Dark Green /
 

Dec Shrub /
Poor starved soil like sand

Nectar, Pollen

Gaultheria shallon
(Box Berry, Mountain Tea, Salal, Shallon)

Pinkish -White /
Part Shade

April - June

Native American plant

Available as seed from South Africa and shipped anywhere

48 x 60
(120 x 150)

Dark Green /
Moist

Evg Shrub /
Neutral to acid peaty soil - underplant in woodland for wildlife

Nectar

Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris
(Climbing hydrangea)

White /
Part Shade of morning sun and afternoon shade.
Can also be grown as groundcover, perhaps on slopes.

May - July

600 x 200
(1500 x 500)

Mid-Green /
Moist

Dec Climber /
Well-drained sandy or chalky soil. It grows up trees and rock faces in its native Asian habitats, climbing by means of small aerial roots on the stems.

Nectar

Lithosper-mum arvense
(Corn Gromwell, Field Gromwell, Bastard Alkanet)

White /
Full Sun. Arable weed in Britain since the Bronze Age.

March - July

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Narrow Dark Green /
Dry
 

Annual /
Well-drained chalky soil in Waste Ground, open fields, roadsides and railroads.

Nectar

Menyanthes trifoliata (Bogbean, Boghop)

White /
Full Sun

Videos including bee feeding from bogbean flowers
 

May - July

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Dark Green /
Wet

Aquatic Plant /
Grows in bogs, wetlands or pools

Pollen

Mespilus germanica
(Common Medlar)

White /
Full Sun
The fruits (medlars) are only eaten when they are bletted (over-ripe), and can be made into delicious preserves, medlar cheeses or jellies.

May - June
Mespilus germanica pomes are one of the few fruits that become edible in winter, making it an important tree for gardeners who wish to have fruit available all year round

200 x 160
(500 x 400)

180 inches (450 cms) spacing.

Dark Green becoming Golden-Yellow/ Brown in the Autumn /
Moist

Dec Tree /
Acid Sand.

Ideally planted in a warm location on slightly acidic well-drained soil, it will tolerate both heat and urban pollution.

Nectar, Pollen

Prunus cerasus (Cherry - Sour cherry, tart cherry, wild cherry. Prunus padus (Bird cherry), Prunus avium (Gean cherry) with Japanese and Morello cherries are also good nectar and pollen sources.

White /
Full Sun

April - May

160-200 x 60
(400-500 x 150)

Dark Green /
Moist

Dec Tree /
Well-drained
Any Soil

Nectar, Pollen
*

Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn, Buckthorn, Skeg, Sloe Plum, Bullace, Sloe, Snag)

White /
Full Sun
 

April - May

160 x 160
(400 x 400)

Dark Green /
Moist

Dec Tree /
Moist

Nectar, Pollen

Pyrus communis (European Pear)

White /
Full Sun

April - May

800 x 400
(2000 x 1000) (W)

Dark Green / Moist

Dec Tree / Well-drained Any soil

Nectar, Pollen
*

Robinia pseudoacacia (Black Locust, False Acacia)

White /
Full Sun

May - July

840 x 240
(2100 x 600)

Dark Green /
Dry

Dec Tree /
Sand

Nectar

Rubus x logano-baccus
( Loganberry )

White /
Full Sun, Part Shade

4500 grammes (10 lbs) of edible loganberry fruit per plant per year, which besides being eaten raw can be made into jam and cheesecake

May - July

Also grow 1 plant per 12 x 12 inch (30 x 30cms) in width and depth of pot

Loganberry fruit should not be confused with Loganberry eggs from Loganberry Farm in America

72 x 12
(180 x 30) Space plants 72 inches (180 cms) apart in each row and rows 72 inches apart

Dark Green /
Moist

Perennial plants with Biennial stems /
Well-drained soil

Nectar

Stellaria media (Common Chickweed, Chickweed, Chickenwort, Craches, Maruns, Winterweed)

White /
Full Sun, Part Shade of Light Woodland. Chickweed grows, flowers and sets seed all year round. It flowers and sets seed at the same time.

January - December

Very nutritious, they can be added to salads whilst the cooked leaves can scarcely be distinguished from spring spinach

4 x 20
(10 x 50)

Food plant for caterpillars of many butterfly species

Dark Green /
Moist.
It does not survive in hot and dry conditions.

Annual / Grows almost anywhere, it is a common garden weed and is often eaten by chickens.

Nectar is only produced in sunny weather

Vaccinium myrtillus (Black Whortleberry, Whinberry, Dyeberry, Huckleberry, Hurtleberry, Black Whortles, Trackleberry, Hurts, Bleaberry, Airelle)

Bell-shaped Ivory /
Full Sun, Part Shade

Vaccinium arboreum in America is also useful for nectar in April-May

April - June

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

Dark Green becoming Red in the Autumn /
Moist
 

Dec Shrub /
Well-drained Acid loam soil of heaths, moors and woods

Nectar

Vaccinium vitis-idaea
(Mountain Cranberry, Lingonberry, Cowberry)

Pinky-White /
Part Shade from a forest canopy

May - June

6 x 12
(15 x 30) Spacing

Mid Green /
Moist

Evergreen Shrub /
Constantly moist Acid soil

Nectar

Vicia faba (Field Bean, Horse Bean)

White with Black spot /
Full Sun or Part Shade

May - August

39 x 6
(98 x 15)

Dark Green /
Moist

Annual /
Well-drained soil, but will grow in heavy clay soil.

Requires to use the holes made by bumble bees to get the nectar

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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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.

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Brown

OOO

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Cream

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Green

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OOO
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Pink

OOO

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Red

OOO

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OOO

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OOO

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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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