Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Height & spread

0.1-2m x 0.2-1.5m (depending on species)

Wildlife benefit

Bee, bumblebee and butterfly nectar plant

  • These summer or autumn flowering evergreens are widely used in gardens, suitable for rock gardens, shrub borders, ground cover and even hedges in coastal regions. They tolerate some pollution so are good in urban areas.
  • Flowers, usually in long spikes, come in various shades from white and pink to mauve or purple.
  • Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly plant.
  • Bee and bumblebee plant