Notes on Pollinator Plants

Jonathan, Nuthurst Community Allotment, April 2021

This is a list of Dave Goulson’s sixteen favourite garden plants for pollinators…if you happen to have any in your garden, we would love it if you would bring one with you when you visit the allotment!

Bush vetch, Vicia sepium

Catmint, Nepeta racemose

Plume thistle, Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’

Comfrey, Symphyticum officinale, ‘Bocking 14’

Dahlia, ‘Bishop of Llandaff’

Field scabious, Knautia arvensis

Meadow cranesbill, Geranium pratense

Giant hyssop, Agastache foeniculum, ‘Blackadder’, Blue Fortune’, ‘Blue Boa’

Lavender, Lavendula x intermedia, ‘Gros bleu’

Lungwort, Pulmonaria, ‘Blue Ensign’ or ‘Trevi Fountain’

Marjoram, Origanum vulgare

Pussy willow, Salix caprea

Sicilian honey garlic, Allium siculum

Sneezewort, Helenium, ‘Moerheim Beauty’

Thyme, Thymus polytrichus subsp. Britannicus

Viper’s bugloss, Echium vulgare

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