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Bee-friendly ornamental flowers & plants

Herbaceous

  • Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)
  • Cornflower (Centaurea spp.)
  • Hollyhock (Alcea spp.)
  • Michaelmas daisy (Aster novae-angliae)
  • Penstemon (Penstemon spp.)
  • Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)
  • Salvia (Salvia spp.)
  • Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
  • Zinnia (Zinnia spp.)

Trees, shrubs and climbers

  • Australian gum (Eucalyptus spp.)
  • Bottlebrush (Callistemon spp.)
  • Cabbage tree (Cordyline australis) *
  • Harakeke, NZ Flax (Phormium tenax) *
  • Koromiko (Hebe spp.) *
  • Lemonwood, koru (Pittosporum spp.) *
  • NZ jasmine (Parsonsia heterophylla) *
  • NZ Lacebark (Hoheria populnea) *
  • Pohutukawa (Metrosideros spp.) *
  • Rata (Metrosideros spp.) *
  • Rewarewa (Knightia excelsa) *
  • Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)
  • Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis)
*indicates NZ native plant species; spp. = species