These UK native wildflower plants are classed by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) as being "Perfect for Pollinators" as they create habitats and produce a supply of nectar rich flowers for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
The Common agrimony plant is known as church steeples, good for a sunny border. It has slender tapering spikes of yellow, star-shaped flowers and finely cut leaves. As well as luring and other pollinators, wild birds struggle to resist!
Corncockle with its beautifully intricate reddish-purple flowers is a mesmerizing addition to any wildflower meadow, the softly hairy annual is best suited to areas in full sunshine and well-drained soils.
A beautiful native perennial wildflower plant growing in grassland and meadows. The deep yellow flowers are grouped on upright stalks growing from rosettes of crinkled leaves. Cowslip wildflower plants are a good nectar source for butterflies and bees. Cowslips are the food plants of the caterpillars of the Duke of Burgundy Fritillary.
An invasive buttercup found in damp places on grassland, along woodland and field edges with its yellow flowers about 2cm across and hairy leaves which are divided into three lobes with rough edges. This bright, golden-cupped flower is a childhood favourite: if a yellow reflection appears when it is held up to the chin, it is considered as a sign t...
Dandelion is a perennial, a golden blaze in the May meadows and banks. Basal rosettes of leaves deeply lobed or toothed (dent de lion), flowers are composed of bright yellow ray - florets.
A tall native perennial common throughout Britain in marshes, meadows, roadsides and damp woods. Mauve to purple wildflower heads on slender stems from June to October attracts bees and butterflies. These are the food caterpillars of the Marsh Fritillary.
A perennial with fern-like leaves and foamy cream flowers opening from pink buds, emitting a robust, delicious smell. Dropwort can tolerate the drier conditions to partial shade, this plant is also known as Lady's Belt, Little Queen and Meadowsweet.
This perennial plant with bright daisy-like flowers that are excellent in full sunlight and have been admired for their medicinal values. Feverfew is known for the strong scent that is given off when the flowers are in bloom.
A tall native perennial wildflower plant with hairy stems found in grasslands across Britain. An individual Field Scabious wildflower plant can have as many as 50 purplish-blue wildflowers on it at a time. It is very attractive to wildflower butterflies.
Native perennial wildflower plant common in marshes, ditches and wet meadows. Rare in Scotland. Upright woolly wildflower plant with clusters of gold flowers during August and September.
A native biennial is occasionally perennial, common in woodland leering, hedgerows and heaths. The Foxglove wildflower plant has tall spikes of pinkish-purple bell-shaped wildflowers. The wildflowers are pollinated by bumblebees.
A perennial with yellow dandelion flowers followed by impressive seed heads, that bloom in the early morning sun but shy away after midday. This plant grows nearly a meter tall and is attractive to birds.
A native perennial wildflower plant, common on dry grassland, roadsides and hedgerows, especially on chalky soils. Reddish purple thistle-like flowers on long stalks are produced from July to September.
A scrambling wildflower plant is found in hedgerows and woodland but can also be found in open grassland. Tall white spikes of tiny star-like wildflowers attract butterflies and moths. It is a perennial and the larval food plant for a number of moth species.
A tall stately perennial plant with masses of white-pink flowers, an excellent butterfly plant attracting large numbers in late summer. Once cut a distinctly sweet aroma can be detected.
A scrambling biennial wildflower is found in dry grassland often by the sea. The unusual yellow woolly flowers attract a multitude of butterflies and bees and it is the larval food plant for the Small Blue Butterfly.
The most majestic of the three common Buttercup species native to Britain. Its pale yellow flowers are a familiar sight in traditional meadows and grasslands on damp soils. There is a species of Solitary Bee, which uses the flowers to sleep in.
A common tall perennial found in damp meadows, ditches and river banks. Its fluffy cream flowers have a strong, heady, sweet aroma. In medieval times the plant was crushed and used as a pain relief as the chemicals it contains are similar to aspirin.
A tall, unbranched native perennial common across England. It is a plant of hedgerows and woodlands, also known as Bats in the Belfry due to the stamens looking like bats hanging the bell of a church steeple. This beautiful plant flourishes with bell-shaped flowers that are lilac in colour.
Often seen carpeting road verges and railway embankments with white and gold blooms. This common native perennial is also known as Moon Daisy or Dog Daisy and attracts butterflies, bees and other insects.
Found along the banks of rivers, streams and ponds or in marshes this tall perennial is striking with its bright magenta flowers. It is a favourite of foraging bees and is the larval food plant of the Small Elephant Hawkmoth.
A classic hedgerow and woodland edge perennial found across the whole of Britain. The flowers are usually a deep pink colour but can also be white or pale pink. The Latin name ‘Silene’ is after the merry, drunken god of woodlands.
A perennial with yellow dandelion flowers. Also known as Greater Hawkbit. Seeds heads form a clock that attracts birds and this delightful flower gives off a pleasant fragrance.
It is a perennial with a small, strange almost round flower head, which is pollinated by the wind. It can be found in a variety of dry, calcareous grasslands. If the flower heads are crushed an agreeable scent can be detected.
A very common short-lived perennial found in a variety of habits including grassland, woodland and garden lawns. Its creeping stems can spread over a wide area producing brilliant purple blooms.
A member of the mint family this attractive, small perennial with blue flowers is best found along shorelines and marshes. Skullcap is commonly used in herbal teas for its traditional use as a mild anxiolytic.
In summer butterflies and bees flock to the small mauve button-like flowers of this perennial. It can be found on very poor, dry, chalky soils throughout Britain. It has finely divided leaves, which are said to resemble the foot of a bird.
An attractive perennial with short to medium height wildflowers with ruffed white flowers of the yarrow family, a particularly hardy plant with a strong and distinctive aroma.
A native biennial is found on rough grassland, roadsides and wastelands. In the first season, it produces a rosette of sharp spikey leaves. In the second year, it puts up a tall stem crowned with a spiny flower head with a band of mauve flowers. It is particularly attractive to insects and seed-eating birds such as Goldfinches and Siskins.
Sprawling perennial plant with masses of small pea-like purple flowers, the sweet pea of the meadow. This really is the centrepiece to any meadow with its showy blue-purple to pinkish-purple flowers.
A native perennial found in damp woodlands and wet meadows. It produces pretty peach coloured nodding blooms, which attract bees. It will readily hybridise with the closely related Wood Avens (Geum urbanum).
An aromatic perennial with a minty smell. Purple stems with dense flower clusters at the end of each stem. This plant would naturally be found on riverbanks and wetlands and is also known as Fish Mint.
Weld is a biennial plant that has similar characteristics to Wild Mignonette. With dark green wavy-edged leaves and yellowish-green flowers, it will stand proud.
A native perennial common in England and Wales, usually in wetter lands and fens. A tall hairless plant that can grow up to two metres. Stems hollow and purplish, flowers white or pink.
A tall, woody, aromatic perennial common in dry pastures and hedgebanks particularly on chalky soils. The leaves can be used for culinary purposes in the same way as cultivated Origanum. The pinky-white flowers produce large amounts of nectar and are therefore very popular with butterflies and bees.
French for little darling, this hairless perennial has wavy leaves and yellow/greenish flowers. This plant requires full sun and is great for enticing butterflies to the area.
A spreading native perennial, which produces long runners, which root at intervals to produce new plants. It produces a white flower and a sweet mini strawberry fruit. It is common in woodlands and grassland across Britain. It is the larval food plant of the Grizzled Skipper butterfly.
A perennial evergreen creeping plant that stays greener during drought conditions featuring 3-lobed leaves and white flowers that smell faintly of honey.
A scrambling perennial is commonly found in a wide variety of habitats including woods and hedges. It has small yellow star-shaped flowers and is a member of the rose family. Also known as Herb Bennet, Wood Avens will readily cross with its close relative Water Avens (Geum rivale).
A good woodland subject with lovely crinkly light green leaves and pale yellow flowers with prominent maroon stamens, this perennial plant typically would be found in woodland and prefers the partial shade.
A very common perennial wildflower is found in grassland, roadsides and waste ground. The leaves are feathery and put out a strong aroma when crushed. The white flower heads are attractive to Hover Flies.
This delicate collection of a minimum of 10 specie selected from the range available to thrive and grow in acidic soil. The small plug plant species are suitable for acidic soils down to a Ph value of about 5.
From the white, delicate flowers of Yarrow to the pink and purple petals of Betony and Tufted vetch this collection is sure to brighten u...
Also known as 'hay rattle', our Yellow Rattle Plug Plants are grown and delivered with the essential meadow grasses necessary for it to grow. Plant into existing meadows or alongside other wildflower plants in the spring to create a rich and diverse range of native species. Yellow Rattle's pale yellow, bell-shaped flowers make it a beautiful and es...