Pollinator Friendly Plants

These plant guides were kindly compiled for our Wilderhood Watch Pollinator Highway project by local garden designer and St Albans Friends of the Earth member, Amanda Yorwerth.

Amanda has taken into account how easy the plants are to grow, as well as their drought-resistance, and has ensured that they aren’t invasive species. There are lots of other pollinator friendly flowers such as scabious and thistle, so please keep an eye out for where the bees forage in your garden, and look after the plants they particularly like. Having a variety of plants that flower in different seasons provides food for pollinators all year round.

Spring

  • Lambs Ear
  • Creeping Comfrey
  • Garlic mustard
  • Lungwort
  • Lavender
  • Alium
  • Chives
  • Colonester horizontalis

Summer

  • Fennel
  • Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • Foxgloves
  • Knapweed
  • Veitch’s Blue
  • Clover
  • Everlasting Wallflower
  • Blackberry
  • Oregano

Autumn

  • Verbena bonariensis
  • Mature Ivy
  • Michaelmas Daisies
  • Hollyhocks
  • Sedums
  • Mahonia japonica

Winter

  • Rosemary
  • Winter Jasmine
  • Winter aconite
  • Blackthorn
  • Snowdrops
  • Hellebores
  • Primroses

How many species from our 2019 Pollinator Highway survey can you see in your garden?

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