A to Z of Bee Plants


Plants which are reported to attract one or more bee species in notable numbers, in one or more parts of the UK
 
Common Name       
Latin Name
                    Cultivar
 
Ageratum
Ageratum sp.
 
Rhamnus frangula syn. Frangula alnus
 
 
Allium sp.
Purple Sensation
Prostanthera cuneata
 
 
Dierama sp.
 
 
Rhododendron sp. (azalea)
 
 
 
Begonia sp.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Buddleja x
'Honeycomb'
Buddleja x
'Loch Inch'
 
 
Buddleja x weyeriana
 
 
 
Ceanothus sp.
 
Ceanothus impressus
'Puget Blue'
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
'Skylark'
 
Tropaeolum peregrinum
 
Cynara cardunculus
 
Nepeta sp.
 
 
 
 
 
Spring Beauty'
'Golden Tiara'
Clemetis cirrhosa
'Jingle Bells'
 
 
 
 
 
Coneflower
Echinacea sp.
 
Corn Marigold
Glebionis segetum
 
Cornflower
Centaurea cyanus
 
Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster sp.
 
Cow Parsley
Anthriscus sylvestris
 
Cowslip
Primula veris
 
Crown Vetch
Securigera varia
 
Dahlia
Dahlia Mystic Series
'Knockout'
Dahlia
Dahlia sp.
 
Daisy
Belis perennis
 
Dalmatian bellflower
Campanula portenschlagiana
 
Dame’s Violet
Hesperis matronalis
 
Dandelion
Taraxacum officinale
 
Dark Mullein
Verbascum nigrum
 
Dead Nettle
Lamium sp.
 
Delphinium
Delphinium sp.
 
Deutzia
Deutzia scabra
 
Deutzia
Deutzia sp.
 
Devil's Bit Scabious
Succisa pratensis
 
Echium
Echium sp.
 
Elecampane
Inula helenium
 
Eryngium
Eryngium caeruleum
 
Eryngium
Eryngium agavefolium
 
Escallonia
Escallonia sp.
 
Escallonia
Escallonia x(?)
'C.F. Ball'
Evening Primrose
Oenothera sp.
 
False Castor Oil Plant
Fatsia japonica
 
Fennel
Foeniculum vulgare
 
Field Scabious
Knautia arvensis
 
Figwort
Scrophularia nodosa
 
Firethorn
Pyracantha sp.
 
Flowering Currant
Ribes sanguineum
 
Forget-me-not
Myosotis sp.
 
Fox Glove
Digitalis purpurea
 
Franchet's Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster franchetti
 
French Lavender
Lavandula stoechas
 
Fuchsia
Fuchsia x(?)
'Beacon'
Fuchsia
Fuchsia x(?)
'Mrs Popple'
Fuji cherry
Prunus incisa
'Kojo No Mai'
Garlic Mustard
Alliaria petiolata
 
Geranium
Jackman's Blue
 
Geranium
Geranium sp.
 
Giant Hyssop
Agastache sp.
 
Giant Scabious
Cephalaria gigantea
 
Giant Viper's bugloss
Echium pininana
 
Globe Thistle
Echinops sp.
 
Golden Jasmine
Jasminum officinalis
'Aureum'
Golden Philadelphus
Philadelphus coronarius
'Aureus'
Grape Hyacinth
Muscari sp.
 
Grape hyacinth
Muscari latifolium
 
Great Masterwort
Astrantia major
 
Greater Periwinkle
Vinca major
 
Greek Oregano
Origanum vulgare hirtum
 
Green Alkanet
Pentaglottis sempervirens
 
Grevillea
Grevillea sp.
 
Gromwell
Lithosp.ermum officinale
 
Heather
Erica sp.
 
Hebe
Hebe sp.
 
Hebe
Hebe x(?)
'Midsummer Beauty'
Hedge Parsley
Torilis sp.
 
Hedge Veronica
Hebe x franciscana
 
Hedge Woundwort
Stachys sylvatica
 
Hellebore
Helleborus sp.
 
Hemp Agrimony
Eupatorium cannabinum
 
Herb Robert
Geranium robertianum
 
Heucharia
Heucharia sp.
 
Himalayan Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster simonsii
 
Hollyhock
Alcea sp.
 
Honeysuckle
Lonicera sp.
 
Honeysuckle
Lonicera henryii
 
Honeysuckle
Lonicera periclymenum
 
Honeysuckle
Lonicera sp.
 
Honeywort
Cerinthe major purpurascens
 
Hyacinth
Hyacinthus sp.
 
Ice plant
Sedum spectabile
 
Ice plant
Sedum spectabile
'Iceberg'
Ice plant
Sedum spectabile
'Autumn Joy'
Iris
Iris sp.
 
Ivy
Hedera sp.
 
Japanese Anemone
Anemone hupehensis
 
Japanese barberry
Berberis thunbergii
 
Japanese crabapple
Malus floribunda
 
Japanese Rose
Rosa rugosa
 
Jasmin
Jasminium sp.
 
Knapweed
Centurea Monarda
 
Knautia
Knautia macedonia
 
Lamb's Ears
Stachys lanata
 
Lavender
Lavendula sp.
'Folgate'
Lavender
Lavendula angustifolia
'Grappenhall'
Lavender
Lavendula .x intermedia
 
Lemon Balm
Melissa officinalis
 
Lesser Calamint
Calamintha nepeta
 
Liatris
Liatris sp.
 
Loosestrife
Lysimachia ephemerum
 
Lungwort
Pulmonaria sp.
 
Lupin
Lupinus sp.
 
Mahonia
Mahonia sp.
 
Mallow
Malva sp.
 
Marjoram
Origanum majorana
 
Marsh Woundwort
Stachys palustris
 
Masterwort
Astrantia sp.
 
Meadow Cranesbill
Geranium pratense
 
Michaelmas Daisy
Aster amellus
 
Michaelmas Daisy
Aster/Symphyotrichum sp.
 
Michaelmas Daisy
Aster nova-belgii
 
Mint
Mentha sp.
 
Monkshood
Aconitum napellus
 
Musk Mallow
Malva moschata
 
Nasturtium
Tropaeolum sp.
 
Nicotiana
Nicotiana sp.
 
Oregano
Origanum vulgare
 
Oriental Poppy
Papaver orientale
 
Ornamental thistle
Cirsium rivale
 
Ox eye daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare
 
Pasque Flower
Pulsatilla vulgaris
 
Pea
Pisum sativum
 
Pear
Pyrus sp.
 
Perennial Cornflowers
Centaurea montana
 
Perennial Wallflower
Erysimum sp.
 
Perennial wallflower
Erysimum linifolium
'Bowle's Mauve'
Perenniel Wall Flower
Erysimum cheiri
 
Peruvian lily
Alstroemerias sp.
 
Photinia
Photinia davidiana
 
Pieris
Pieris japonica
Forest Flame'
Pink Cranesbill
Geranium sp.
 
Pittosporum
Pittosporum sp.
 
Plum
Prunus sp.
 
Plum
Prunus domestica
 
Poached Egg Plant
Limnanthes douglasii
 
Primrose
Primula vulgaris
 
Privet
Ligustrum ovalifolium
 
Prostrate Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster horizontalis
 
Purple Toadflax
Linaria purpurea
 
Pyracantha
Pyracantha sp.
 
Rambling Rose
Rosa multiflora
'Rambling Rector'
Ramsons
Allium ursinum
 
Raspberry
Rubus idaeus
 
Red Bistort
Persicaria amplexicaulis
 
Red Campion
Silene dioica
 
Red Clover
Trifolium pratense
 
Red Dead Nettle
Lamium purpureum
 
Red Dead Nettle
Lamium purpureum
 
Red Valerian
Centranthus ruber
 
Rose
Rosa sp.
 
Rosebay Willow Herb
Chamerion angustifolium
 
Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis
 
Runner Bean
Phaseolus coccineus
 
Russia Sage
Perovskia sp.
 
Salvia
Salvia microphylla
'Hotlips'
Sea Holly
Eryngium planum
 
Self Heal
Prunella vulgaris
 
Small Scabious
Scabiosa columbaria
 
Snakeshead Fritillary
Fritillaria meleagris
 
Snapdragon
Antirrhinum sp.
 
Snow-in-Summer
Cerastium tomentosum
 
Soloman's Seal
Polygonatum multiflorum
 
Spiked Speedwell
Veronica spicata
 
Spotted Deadnettle
Lamium maculatum
 
St John's Wort
Hypericum sp.
 
Stonecrop
Sedum sp.
 
Strawberry
Fragaria sp.
 
Sunflower
Helianthus annuus
 
Sunflower
Helianthus sp.
 
Sweet Pea
Lathyrus odoratus
 
Tayberry
Rubus fruticosus x idaeus
 
Teasel
Dipsacus fullonum/sativa
 
Thyme
Thymus sp.
 
Verbena
Verbena corymbosa
 
Verbena
Verbena bonariensis
 
Verbena
Verbena sp.
 
Viburnum
Viburnum
 
Vipers Bugloss
Echium vulgare
 
Wall Rocket
Diplotaxis sp.
 
Wallflower
Erysimum sp.
 
Water Avens
Geum rivale
 
Water Forget-me-not
Myosotis scorpioides
 
Weigela
Weigela Rumba
 
Weigela
Weigela sp.
 
Welsh Poppy
Meconopsis cambrica
 
White Clover
Trifolium repens
 
White Deadnettle
Lamium album
 
White Heather
Calluna vulgaris
 
White Nicotiana
Nicotiana sp.
 
Wild Poppy
Papaver rhoeas
 
Wild Strawberry
Fragaria vesca
 
Winter Honeysuckle
Lonicera fragrantissima
 
Wood Avens
Geum urbanum
 
Woody Salvia
Salvia greggii (?)
 
Woolly Thyme
Thymus pseudolanuginosus
 
Yarrow
Achillea millefolium
 
Yellow Archangel
Lamium galeobdolon
 
Yellow Flag
Iris pseudacorus
 
Yellow Loosestrife
Lysimachia vulgaris
 
Yellow Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa columbaria ochroleuca
 
Yellow Polyanthus
Polyanthus sp.
 
 

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