Ivydene Gardens Bee-Pollinated Bloom Plant Index Gallery:
Yellow Flowers in August

Botanical Plant Name

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UK or
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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USA or
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

Achillea filipendulina (Yarrow) and other Achilleas

Yellow /
Full Sun

June - September

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Dark Green /
Moist

Her Perennial /
Well-drained soil

Nectar

Agrimonia eupatoria
(Common Agrimony, Church Steeples, Sticklewort)

Yellow /
Full Sun, Part Shade

June - September

40 x 12
(100 x 30)

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist

Her Perennial /
Well-drained soil

Pollen

Arnica montana (Leopard's bane, Wolf's bane, Mountain tobacco, Mountain arnica)

Yellow /
Full Sun, Part Shade
 

May - August

12 x 8
(30 x 20)

24 inch (60) Spacing

Dark Green /
Moist
 

Her Perennial / Acid sand, loam and peat

Nectar

Brassica nigra (Black Mustard and Brassica alba - White or Yellow Mustard)

Bright Yellow / Full Sun, Part Shade
 

June - August

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Mid Green /
Moist

Annual /
Any well-drained soil

Nectar

Calendula arvensis
(Field Marigold) Calendula officinalis flowers are 'double' and of no use to bees.

Yellow /
Full Sun only

June - November

12 x 6
(30 x 15)

Dark Green /
Moist

Annual /
Well-drained soil

Nectar

Cleome lutea (Yellow Bee Plant, Yellow Spiderflower, Peritoma aurea, Peritoma lutea)

Yellow /
Full Sun only

Young shoots can be cooked

July - August

48 x 12
(120 x 30)

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist

Annual /
Well-drained Sand. Grow as summer bedding in UK

Nectar

Cucumis sativus
(Cucumber)

Yellow /
Full Sun only. Used raw in salads

July - September

80 x 36
(200 x 90)

Dark Green /
Moist

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

Annual Climber /
Well-drained soil

Nectar

Cucurbita pepo
(Marrow 'Bush Baby')

Yellow /
Full Sun.
This compact variety makes the perfect choice for smaller gardens and patio containers. Due to its open habit, the fruits of Marrow ‘Bush Baby’ set and ripen quickly, reaching a mature length of around ¾ the size of a normal marrow.

June - August

18 x 36
(45 x 90)

Marrow seeds can be eaten and are said to be a great source of Vitamin B.

Dark Green /
Moist

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

Annual Vegetable /
Well-drained soil.

Nectar, Pollen is collec-ted from all mar-rows , pump-kins, cucum-bers, squa-shes, melons and orna-mental gourds

Foeniculum vulgare
(Fennel)

Sulphur-Yellow /
Full Sun.
Edible bulb, leaves and seeds. Grow as accent plant with its feathery foliage in flowerbeds.

July - August

Considered as invasive species and a weed in Australia and America.

72 x 18
(180 x 45)
Powdered fennel has the effect of driving away fleas from kennels and stables.

Feathery light Green /
Moist

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

Perennial Herb /
Habitat on well-drained dry soils near the sea coast and on riverbanks.

Nectar

Galium verum (Lady's Bedstraw, Yellow Bedstraw)

Yellow /
Full Sun, Part Shade

July - August

Available in South Africa

12 x 39
(60 x 98)

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist

Her Perennial /
On dry sandy banks, chiefly near the sea

Nectar

Genista tinctoria
(Dyer's Greenweed)

Yellow /
Full Sun only and tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure

June - September

Used as a groundcover in America

Seed available from South Africa

24 x 39
(60 x 98)
Cows will sometimes eat the plant, and it comm-unicates an unpleasant bitterness to their milk and even to the cheese and butter made from it.

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist

Dec Shrub /
Well-drained soil in habitats of meadows, pastures, heaths and the edges of fields[4], especially on poor soils

Pollen

Guizotia abyssinica
(Niger Seed)

Yellow /
Full Sun, Part Shade. Arguing against its weed potential are the facts that it is a short day plant and therefore does not flower or set seed until daylight hours average 13 hours or less, it is self-sterile, and requires bees for pollination

August - September

Can be used as a Green Manure and it is usually dug in when the plants are about to come into flower. A component of Wild Bird Seed.

72 x 30
(180 x 75)

Mid-Green /
Moist

Annual /
Any rich soil

Nectar

Hieracium pilosella
(Mouse-ear Hawkweed)

Lemon -Yellow /
Full Sun only.
Forms dense mat in open space. Its roots secrete substances inhibiting root growth, including its own

May - August

Invasive weed in America and New Zealand and a weed of Quebec in Canada

20 x 10
(50 x 25)

Green /
Dry

Hairy Perennial /
Sand in disturbed areas such as fields, waste areas, pastures, and roadsides.
 

Nectar, Pollen

Hieracium umbellatum
(Narrow-leaf Hawkweed, Rough Hawkweed, Northern Hawkweed)

Yellow /
Full Sun, Part Shade.
Use in the rock garden.

June - September

Native American Plant.

32 x 20
(80 x 50)

Mid-Green /
Moist

Her Perennial /
Well-drained acid sandy low-fertility soil in fields, beaches, open woods and woodland edges

Nectar, Pollen

Hypochaeris radicata (Flatweed, Hypochoeris radicata, Common Cat's-Ear, False Dandelion)

Yellow /
Full Sun, Part Shade.
Common weed in grasslands, lawns, flowerbeds. Use in wildflower meadow, and leaves can be used as a salad plant in winter.

June - September

Reported in Australia that this plant can be the cause of the disease Stringhalt in horse, if consumed in excess.

Invasive weed in America and Canada.

20 x 4
(50 x 10) Stringhalt in horses causes them to lose control of their hindlegs resulting in an exaggerated action.

Dark Green /
Moist
In the UK most horses can feed off grassy paddocks without touching this native plant, but where grass is scarce it could be a problem.
Invasive weed in Australia and New Zealand.

Her Perennial /
Any well-drained soil
 

Pollen

Koelreuteria paniculata
(Pride of India, Golden Rain Tree,
China Tree, Shrimp Tree, Varnish Tree)

Yellow /
Full Sun

Native of China, Japan and Korea

July - August

400 x 300
(1000 x 750)

Bronze juvenile foliage beomes Light Green, then Yellow in the Autumn /
Dry

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

Dec Tree /
Well-drained calcareous (chalky) soils

Nectar

Lotus corniculatus
(Bird's -Foot Trefoil, Eggs and Bacon)

Yellow and Orange /
Full Sun only

May - September

Classed as weed in Canada

12 x 20
(30 x 50)

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist

Her Perennial /
Well-drained Soil of non-fertilized pastures and sunny banks of streams, especially on chalk

Nectar

Mentzelia lindleyi (Bartonia aurea, Lindley's Blazing Star, Evening Star, Blazing Star)

Yellow /
Full Sun

April - September

16 x 18
40 x 45) Spacing

Feathery Mid Green /
Dry

Annual /
Fast draining Sandy soil

Nectar

Monarda punctata
(Dotted Beebalm, Horsemint, Spotted horsemint)

Yellow with Purple spots /
Full Sun, Part Shade

April - August

24 x 12
(60 x 30)

Mid-Green /
Dry, Moist

Her Perennial /
Well-drained soils and good air circulation

Nectar

Narthecium ossifragum
(Bog Asphodel)

Bright Yellow /
Full Sun

Book on this Plant

July - August
 

Ossifragum meaning bone breaker indicates that sheep grazing where Bog Asphodel grows had brittle bones.

16 x 4
(40 x 10)
It is the acidic conditions that the plant favours which provide grazing that is calcium poor which does not support strong bone formation

Dark Green /
Wet

Rhizome Perennial /
Wet acidic heaths and sphagnum bogs

Pollen

Oenothera biennis
(Common Evening-primrose, King's cure-all)

Lemon-scented Yellow /
Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade.

Edible roots and seeds

June - September

Native American plant where the flowers open in the evening and close by noon for siesta in the afternoon.

72 x 20
(180 x 50)

Small mammals eat the roots and leaves of young plants. Birds eat the seeds. Deer graze older plants.

Dark Green /
Dry

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

Biennial /
Rocky or sandy soils with lake shores and open woods

Pollen

Potentilla anserina
(Silverweed, Argentina anserina, Dactylo-phyllum anserinam, Fragaria anserina)

Yellow /
Full Sun , Part Shade of light woodland. Roots used in feeding children in Tibet

June - August

12 x 15
(30 x 38)

Mid-Green /
Moist

Her Perennial /
Any well-drained soil , but does include Clay in woodland garden sunny edge, lawn or meadow

Nectar

Pulicaria dysenterica
(Fleabane)

Yellow /
Full Sun only. Plants can be invasive, spreading freely at the roots. 76 page Book on this plant

July - September

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

Mid-Green /
Moist, Wet

Prohibited entry to New Zealand

Her Perennial /
Habitat of marshes, wet meadows, ditches etc, avoiding calcareous soils

Nectar

Ranunculus repens (Creeping Buttercup)

Yellow

May - September

This plant is found in lawns, borders and bare soil areas.

All Ranunculus species are poisonous when eaten fresh by cattle, horses, and other livestock, but their acrid taste and the blistering of the mouth caused by their poison means they are usually left uneaten.

Poisoning can occur where buttercups are abundant in overgrazed fields where little other edible plant growth is left, and the animals eat them out of desperation.

The pollen of buttercups has been proved to be injurious to bees in Switzerland and responsible for a form of 'May sickness'.

The harmful nature of buttercup pollen may be the reason why the flowers are so often com-pletely neglected by hive bees.

Scorzon-eroides autumnalis
(Leontodon autumnalis, Autumn Hawkbit, Fall Dandelion)

Golden - Yellow striped with Red on the outside /
Full Sun

June - October

32 x 12
(80 x 30)

Dark Green /
Moist

It is an occasional agricultural weed in grain fields in Russia and pastures in Russia, Finland, and North America. It has been documented as a weed in forage crops in Alaska

Her Perennial /
Habitat of rocky or grassy places and pathways with slightly acidic sandy soil

Pollen

Senecio vulgaris
(Groundsel, Common Groundsel, Old-Man-In-The-Spring, with many other Common Names)

Yellow /
Full Sun only.

Groundsel is a weed which can cover its whole lifecycle in 5 or 6 weeks and produce more than 1000 seeds per plant per year. The striped caterpillars of Cinnabar eat its leaves.

July - September.

Poisonous to livestock and humans.

Listed as noxious weed in Canada and some states of America

16 x 6
(40 x 15)

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist

Annual /
Any soil in cultivated fields, gardens, lawns, roadsides and waste areas.

Nectar

Sinapis arvensis (Brassica arvensis, Field Mustard, Wild Mustard, Charlock, California rape) Highly invasive weed in ploughed grain fields

Yellow /
Full Sun

May - September

8-32 x 12
(20-80 x 30)

Mid Green /
Dry

Annual / Calcareous (Chalk)

Nectar
*

Solidago virgaurea
(Golden Rod, Aster virgaurea, Dectis decuurens, Doria virgaurea, Solidago vulgaris)

Yellow /
Full Sun, Light Woodland

Watch Russian video about this plant or one from the Netherlands.

July - October

Plants do not usually flower until the second year of growth.

24 x 16
(60 x 40)

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist

Her Perennial /
Habitats of dry woods, grassland, rocks, cliffs, hedgebanks, dunes etc on acid or calcareous soils

Nectar, Pollen is also collected from S. gramin-ifolia, S. rigida and S. shortii

Taraxacum vulgare (Common Dandelion, One-o-clocks)

Yellow /
Full Sun

May - October

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Dark Green /
Moist

Evg Perennial / Chalk (Alk)

Nectar, Pollen
*

These additional Lime trees of Tilia platyphyllos var. asplenifolia ( Cut-leaved Lime in June-July), Tilia maximowicziana (Japanese Lime in June-July), Tilia euchlora (Crimea Lime in July), Tilia tomentosa (Silver Lime in July), Tilia orbicularis (Hybrid Lime in July-August) and Tilia petiolaris (Weeping Silver Lime in July-August) also flowered and produced nectar during the stated months.

Trifolium dubium (Yellow Suckling Clover)

Yellow /
Full Sun

May - October

20 x 12
(50 x 30) (W)

Mid Green / Moist

Annual /
Sand in Grassland/ Lawn

Nectar
*

Trifolium procumbens
(Hop Clover)

Yellow /
Full Sun

June - September

12 x 6
(30 x 15) (W)

Light Green / Moist

Annual / in Grassland

Nectar
*

Ules europaeus
(Gorse, European furze, Furze, Irish Gorse, Whin, French furze, Thorn broom)

Yellow /
Full Sun only

Native UK plant and provides ideal nesting sites for birds

January - December

Can be used as a windbreak hedge making an impenetrable barrier with its vicious thorns.

60 x 60
(150 x 150)

Very tolerant of maritime exposure

Dark Green /
Dry, Moist

Classified as weeds in America, Canada and Australia

Dec Shrub /
Well-drained acid sandy poor soils with habitats of moors, commons and heaths, preferring dry soils

Pollen

Ulex minor
(Dwarf furze, Dwarf Gorse)

Yellow /
Full Sun, Part Shade
Readily grazed by livestock and wild herbivores.

July - September. Ulex minor seeds have a small food body, called an elaiosome, which attracts ants of certain species. These ants pick up the seed and take it back to the nest, where the elaiosome is removed and eaten and the seed is then discarded, thus dispersing the seed.

3-40 x 12
(7-100 x 30)

Dark Green /
Moist

Evg Shrub /
Habitat in heaths on free-draining acidic, nutrient-poor soils over podsolised sands and gravels, and occasionally over superficial deposits overlying chalk.

Pollen

Verbesina alternifolia
(Actinomeris alternifolia, Wingstem, Golden Honey Plant, Golden Ironweed, Yellow Ironweed, Crown Bear)

Yellow /
Full Sun, Light Shade

August - October

Native American plant

72 x 96
(180 x 240)
Habitats include moist meadows near rivers and woodlands, floodplain forests, partially shaded areas along rivers. This plant usually near woodland areas or bodies of water.

Mid-Green /
Moist

Her Perennial /
Well-drained soil with 4 inch (10 cms) depth of garden compost as a mulch applied in April

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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We produce about 1000 hectares of seed crops in the UK each year, as well as crops in Europe, including Germany and Czech Republic.

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They sell Pulicaria dysenterica (Fleabane) as seeds.


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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!!!!

 

Bee-Pollinated Bloom Plant Index.
Besides the plants in the British Floral Sources of importance to Honey Bees
and
Bee Pollinated Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers ,
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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Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

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OOO
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OOO

OOO

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OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Mauve

OOO

OOO

OOO
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OOO
E25.

OOO
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OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Purple

OOO
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OOO
E35.

OOO
E36.

OOO
E37

OOO
E38

OOO

OOO
E40

OOO
E41

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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

 

BEE-POLLINATED BLOOM IN MONTH PLANT INDEX GALLERY PAGES

Site Map

Introduction


Site design and content copyright ©July 2013. Amended Menus July 2015. Chris Garnons-Williams.

DISCLAIMER: Links to external sites are provided as a courtesy to visitors. Ivydene Horticultural Services are not responsible for the content and/or quality of external web sites linked from this site.  

"Soils vary enormously in characteristics, but the size of the particles that make up a soil defines its gardening characteristics:

  • Clay: less than 0.002mm
  • Silt: 0.002-0.05mm
  • Sand: 0.05-2mm
  • Stones: bigger than 2mm in size
  • Chalky soils also contain calcium carbonate or lime

The dominating particle size gives soil its characteristics and because the tiny clay particles have a huge surface area for a given volume of clay they dominate the other particles:

Clay soils have over 25 percent clay. Also known as heavy soils, these are potentially fertile as they hold nutrients bound to the clay minerals in the soil. But they also hold a high proportion of water due to the capillary attraction of the tiny spaces between the numerous clay particles. They drain slowly and take longer to warm up in spring than sandy soils. Clay soils are easily compacted when trodden on while wet and they bake hard in summer, often cracking noticeably.

Sandy soils have high proportion of sand and little clay. Also known as light soils, these soils drain quickly after rain or watering, are easy to cultivate and work. They warm up more quickly in spring than clay soils. But on the downside, they dry out quickly and are low in plant nutrients, which are quickly washed out by rain. Sandy soils are often very acidic.

Silt soils, comprised mainly of intermediate sized particles, are fertile, fairly well drained and hold more moisture than sandy soils, but are easily compacted

Loams are comprised of a mixture of clay, sand and silt that avoid the extremes of clay or sandy soils and are fertile, well-drained and easily worked. They can be clay-loam or sandy-loam depending on their predominant composition and cultivation characteristics.

Peat soils are mainly organic matter and are usually very fertile and hold much moisture. They are seldom found in gardens.

Chalky or lime-rich soils may be light or heavy but are largely made up of calcium carbonate and are very alkaline." from Royal Horticultural Society

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PLANTS PAGE
MENU
Introduction
Site Map
 

PLANT USE
Plant Selection
Level 1
Attracts Bird/Butterfly
Photos - Butterfly

Bee Pollinated Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers
Photos - Bloom per Month

Groundcover Height
0-24 inches
(0-60 cms
)
24-72 inches
(60-180 cms
)
Above 72 inches
(180 cms
)
 

Poisonous Cultivated and UK Wildflower Plants with Photos
or
Cultivated Poisonous Plants
or
Wildflower Poisonous Plants


Rabbit-Resistant Plant
Flower Arranging
Wildflower
Photos - Wildflowers

 


PLANTS FOR SOIL
Plant Selection
Level 2
Info - Any Soil
Plants - Any Soil A-F
Plants - Any Soil G-L
Plants - Any Soil M-R
Plants - Any Soil S-Z

Info - Chalky Soil
Plants - Chalk Soil A-F
Plants - Chalk Soil G-L
Plants - Chalk Soil M-R
Plants - Chalk Soil S-Z

Info - Clay Soil
Plants - Clay Soil A-F
Plants - Clay Soil G-L
Plants - Clay Soil M-R
Plants - Clay Soil S-Z

Info - Lime-Free Soil
Plants - Lime-Free Soil A-F
Plants - Lime-Free Soil G-L
Plants - Lime-Free Soil M-R
Plants - Lime-Free Soil S-Z

Info - Sandy Soil
Plants - Sand Soil A-F
Plants - Sand Soil G-L
Plants - Sand Soil M-R
Plants - Sand Soil S-Z

Info - Peaty Soils
Plants - Peaty Soil A-F
Plants - Peaty Soil G-L
Plants - Peaty Soil M-R
Plants - Peaty Soil S-Z

Following parts of Level 2a,
Level 2b,
Level 2c and
Level 2d are included in separate columns
together with
Acid Soil,
Alkaline Soil,
Any Soil
,
Height and Spread,
Flowering Months and
Flower Colour in their Columns,
and also
Companion Plants to aid this plant Page,
Alpine Plant for Rock Garden Index Page
Native to UK WildFlower Plant in its Family Page in this website

and/or
Level 2cc
in the Comment Column
within each
of the Soil Type Pages of
Level 2

PLANTS PAGE MENU

 


Plant Selection by Plant Requirements
Level 2a
Sun aspect, Moisture


Plant Selection by Form
Level 2b
Tree Growth Shape
Shrub/Perennial Growth Habit


Plant Selection by Garden Use
Level 2c
Bedding
Photos - Bedding
Bog Garden
Coastal Conditions
Containers in Garden
Front of Border
Hanging Basket
Hedge
Photos - Hedging
Pollution Barrier
Rest of Border
Rock Garden
Photos - Rock Garden
Thorny Hedge
Windbreak
Woodland


Plant Selection by Garden Use
Level 2cc Others
Aquatic
Back of Shady Border
Crevice Garden
Desert Garden
Raised Bed
Scree Bed
Specimen Plant
Trees for Lawns
Trees for Small Garden
Wildflower
Photos - Wildflowers


Plant Selection by Plant Type
Level 2d
Alpine
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - RHS Herbac
Photos - Rock Garden
Annual
Bamboo
Photos - Bamboo
Biennial
Bulb
Photos - Bulb
Climber
Photos - Climber
Conifer
Deciduous Rhizome
Deciduous Shrub
Photos - Decid Shrub
Evergreen Perennial
Photos - Evergr Per
Evergreen Shrub
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Fern
Photos - Fern
Fruit Plant
Grass
Herb
Herbaceous Perennial
Photos - Herbac Per
Remaining Top Fruit
Soft Fruit
Sub-Shrub
Top Fruit
Tuber
Vegetable
Photos - Vegetable

PLANTS PAGE MENU

 


REFINING SELECTION
Plant Selection by
Flower Colour
Level 3a
Blue Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Wild Flower

Orange Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Wild Flower

Other Colour Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Wild Flower

Red Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Decid Shrub
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - Rose
Photos - Wild Flower

White Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Decid Shrub
Photos - Decid Tree
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - Rose
Photos - Wild Flower

Yellow Flowers
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Bulb
Photos - Climber
Photos - Decid Shrub
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Evergr Shrub
Photos - Herbac Per
Photos - Rose
Photos - Wild Flower


Photos - 53 Colours in its Colour Wheel Gallery

Photos - 12 Flower Colours per Month in its Bloom Colour Wheel Gallery


Plant Selection by Flower Shape
Level 3b
Photos - Bedding
Photos - Evergr Per
Photos - Herbac Per


Plant Selection by Foliage Colour
Level 3c
Aromatic Foliage
Finely Cut Leaves
Large Leaves
Other
Non-Green Foliage 1
Non-Green Foliage 2
Sword-shaped Leaves

 


PRUNING
Plant Selection by Pruning Requirements
Level 4
Pruning Plants

 


GROUNDCOVER PLANT DETAIL
Plant Selection Level 5
Plant Name - A
Plant Name - B
Plant Name - C
Plant Name - D
Plant Name - E
Plant Name - F
Plant Name - G
Plant Name - H
Plant Name - I
Plant Name - J
Plant Name - K
Plant Name - L
Plant Name - M
Plant Name - N
Plant Name - O
Plant Name - P
Plant Name - Q
Plant Name - R
Plant Name - S
Plant Name - T
Plant Name - U
Plant Name - V
Plant Name - W
Plant Name - XYZ

 


Then, finally use
COMPANION PLANTING to
aid your plant selected or to
deter Pests
Plant Selection Level 6

 

To locate mail-order nursery for plants from the UK in this gallery try using search in RHS Find a Plant.

To locate plants in the European Union (EU) try using Search Term in Gardens4You and Meilland Richardier in France.

To locate mail-order nursery for plants from America in this gallery try using search in Plant Lust.

To locate plant information in Australia try using Plant Finder in Gardening Australia.

 

The following details come from Cactus Art:-

"A flower is the the complex sexual reproductive structure of Angiosperms, typically consisting of an axis bearing perianth parts, androecium (male) and gynoecium (female).    

Bisexual flower show four distinctive parts arranged in rings inside each other which are technically modified leaves: Sepal, petal, stamen & pistil. This flower is referred to as complete (with all four parts) and perfect (with "male" stamens and "female" pistil). The ovary ripens into a fruit and the ovules inside develop into seeds.

Incomplete flowers are lacking one or more of the four main parts. Imperfect (unisexual) flowers contain a pistil or stamens, but not both. The colourful parts of a flower and its scent attract pollinators and guide them to the nectary, usually at the base of the flower tube.

partsofaflowersmallest

 

Androecium (male Parts or stamens)
It is made up of the filament and anther, it is the pollen producing part of the plant.
Anther This is the part of the stamen that produces and contains pollen. 
Filament This is the fine hair-like stalk that the anther sits on top of.
Pollen This is the dust-like male reproductive cell of flowering plants.

Gynoecium (female Parts or carpels or pistil)
 It is made up of the stigma, style, and ovary. Each pistil is constructed of one to many rolled leaflike structures. Stigma This is the part of the pistil  which receives the pollen grains and on which they germinate. 
Style This is the long stalk that the stigma sits on top of. 
Ovary The part of the plant that contains the ovules. 
Ovule The part of the ovary that becomes the seeds. 

Petal 
The colorful, often bright part of the flower (corolla). 
Sepal 
The parts that look like little green leaves that cover the outside of a flower bud (calix). 
(Undifferentiated "Perianth segment" that are not clearly differentiated into sepals and petals, take the names of tepals.)"

 

 

 

The following details come from Nectary Genomics:-

"NECTAR. Many flowering plants attract potential pollinators by offering a reward of floral nectar. The primary solutes found in most nectars are varying ratios of sucrose, glucose and fructose, which can range from as little a 8% (w/w) in some species to as high as 80% in others. This abundance of simple sugars has resulted in the general perception that nectar consists of little more than sugar-water; however, numerous studies indicate that it is actually a complex mixture of components. Additional compounds found in a variety of nectars include other sugars, all 20 standard amino acids, phenolics, alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenes, vitamins, organic acids, oils, free fatty acids, metal ions and proteins.

NECTARIES. An organ known as the floral nectary is responsible for producing the complex mixture of compounds found in nectar. Nectaries can occur in different areas of flowers, and often take on diverse forms in different species, even to the point of being used for taxonomic purposes. Nectaries undergo remarkable morphological and metabolic changes during the course of floral development. For example, it is known that pre-secretory nectaries in a number of species accumulate large amounts of starch, which is followed by a rapid degradation of amyloplast granules just prior to anthesis and nectar secretion. These sugars presumably serve as a source of nectar carbohydrate.

WHY STUDY NECTAR? Nearly one-third of all worldwide crops are dependent on animals to achieve efficient pollination. In addition, U.S. pollinator-dependent crops have been estimated to have an annual value of up to $15 billion. Many crop species are largely self-incompatible (not self-fertile) and almost entirely on animal pollinators to achieve full fecundity; poor pollinator visitation has been reported to reduce yields of certain species by up to 50%."

 

The following details about DOUBLE FLOWERS comes from Wikipedia:-

"Double-flowered" describes varieties of flowers with extra petals, often containing flowers within flowers. The double-flowered trait is often noted alongside the scientific name with the abbreviation fl. pl. (flore pleno, a Latin ablative form meaning "with full flower"). The first abnormality to be documented in flowers, double flowers are popular varieties of many commercial flower types, including roses, camellias and carnations. In some double-flowered varieties all of the reproductive organs are converted to petals — as a result, they are sexually sterile and must be propagated through cuttings. Many double-flowered plants have little wildlife value as access to the nectaries is typically blocked by the mutation.

 

There is further photographic, diagramatic and text about Double Flowers from an education department - dept.ca.uky.edu - in the University of Kentucky in America.

 

"Meet the plant hunter obsessed with double-flowering blooms" - an article from The Telegraph.

 

THE 2 EUREKA EFFECT PAGES FOR UNDERSTANDING SOIL AND HOW PLANTS INTERACT WITH IT OUT OF 15,000:-


Explanation of Structure of this Website with User Guidelines Page for those photo galleries with Photos
(of either ones I have taken myself or others which have been loaned only for use on this website from external sources)

Choose 1 of these different Plant selection Methods:-

1. Choose a plant from 1 of 53 flower colours in the Colour Wheel Gallery.

2. Choose a plant from 1 of 12 flower colours in each month of the year from 12 Bloom Colours per Month Index Gallery.

3. Choose a plant from 1 of 6 flower colours per month for each type of plant:-
Aquatic
Bedding
Bulb
Climber
Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Tree
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Tree
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
Herb
Odds and Sods
Rhododendron
Rose
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
Wild Flower

4. Choose a plant from its Flower Shape:-
Shape, Form
Index

Flower Shape

5. Choose a plant from its foliage:-
Bamboo
Conifer
Fern
Grass
Vegetable

6. There are 6 Plant Selection Levels including Bee Pollinated Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers in
Plants Topic.

 

or

 

7. when I do not have my own or ones from mail-order nursery photos , then from March 2016, if you want to start from the uppermost design levels through to your choice of cultivated and wildflower plants to change your Plant Selection Process then use the following galleries:-

  • Create and input all plants known by Amateur Gardening inserted into their Sanders' Encyclopaedia from their edition published in 1960 (originally published by them in 1895) into these
    • Stage 1 - Garden Style Index Gallery,
      then
    • Stage 2 - Infill Plants Index Gallery being the only gallery from these 7 with photos (from Wikimedia Commons) ,
      then
    • Stage 3 - All Plants Index Gallery with each plant species in its own Plant Type Page followed by choice from Stage 4a, 4b, 4c and/or 4d REMEMBERING THE CONSTRAINTS ON THE SELECTION FROM THE CHOICES MADE IN STAGES 1 AND 2
    • Stage 4a - 12 Bloom Colours per Month Index Gallery,
    • Stage 4b - 12 Foliage Colours per Month Index Gallery with
    • Stage 4c - Cultivation, Position, Use Index Gallery and
    • Stage 4d - Shape, Form Index Gallery
    • Unfortunately, if you want to have 100's of choices on selection of plants from 1000's of 1200 pixels wide by up to 16,300 pixels in length webpages, which you can jump to from almost any of the pages in these 7 galleries above, you have to put up with those links to those choices being on
      • the left topic menu table,
      • the header of the middle data table and on
      • the page/index menu table on the right of every page of those galleries.

There are other pages on Plants which bloom in each month of the year in this website:-

 

 

I hope that you find that the information in this website is useful to you:-

I like reading and that is shown by the index in my Library, where I provide lists of books to take you between designing, maintaining or building a garden and the hierarchy of books on plants taking you from

There are these systems for choosing plants as shown in

  • Plants topic
  • Garden Style Index Gallery
  • Colour Wheel of All Flowers 53 flower colours
  • Colour Wheel of All Flowers per Month 53 flower colours
  • Flower Shape
  • This All Bee-Pollinated Flowers gallery compares 13 flower colour photos per month for many plants from the other Galleries, by clicking on the 1 in the relevant Flower per month Colour in the Colour Wheel down on the right,
  • the Bee-pollinated Index Gallery provides the tabular index of another 264 plants with the relevant colour in that respective month:-
    • 51 ANNUALS
    • 2 ANNUAL - VEGETABLE
    • 4 AQUATIC PLANTS
    • 11 BIENNIALS
    • 21 BULBS, CORMS, OR RHIZOMES
    • 4 CLIMBERS
    • 31 DECIDUOUS SHRUBS
    • 26 DECIDUOUS TREES
    • 9 EVERGREEN PERENNIALS
    • 22 EVERGREEN SHRUBS
    • 2 EVERGREEN TREES
    • 2 GRASSES which cause hayfever
    • 4 SEMI-EVERGREEN SHRUBS
    • 66 HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
    • 9 PERENNIAL HERBS

82 rock garden plants (with photos) suitable for small garden areas; split into:-

  • 2 ALLIUM and ANEMONE Bulbs
  • 3 BULBS - Spring Catalogue. For planting in February/ May
  • 2 BULBS - Late Summer Catalogue. For planting in July/ September
  • 7 BULBS - Autumn Catalogue. For planting in September/ November
  • 2 Bulbs - Winter Catalogue. For planting in November/ March
  • 35 COLCHICUM AND CROCUS BULBS.
  • 0 DECIDUOUS SHRUBS
  • 30 EVERGREEN PERENNIALS
  • 1 EVERGREEN SHRUBS
  • 0 HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
  • 0 ROSES
  • in the Rock Plant Flowers Gallery.
    All the remaining rock garden plants detailed in the Rock Garden Plant Index pages in the Rock Plant Flowers are waiting to receive photos, before they can be added to the 1 of the 52 Rockgarden Colour Wheel - Flowers Pages and then the above list.

I am taking photos of rock garden plants suitable for small gardens and if they do not have their own Plant Description Page in this website, then each photo of each plant will be located at the bottom of the relevant 1 of 52 Rockgarden Flower Colour Wheel pages. Usually a link in *** to that page of 35 will be included in the Name field of the respective Index Page, for:-

  • 15 BULBS, CORMS and TUBERS
  • 4 EVERGREEN SUBSHRUBS
  • 7 EVERGREEN PERENNIALS
  • 2 EVERGREEN SHRUBS
  • 7 HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
  • Then a link using More Photos Page links to the Rock Plant Photos Gallery for each of the above 35 Rock Garden Plants
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