Flowers H to K

P -- good source of pollen
N-- good source of nectar
* -- excellent for bees

Hamamelis P
Hamamelis, commonly known as witch hazel, produces delicate blooms with intoxicating scent in the depths of winter
Hamamelis or witch hazel
Hebe *N
Veronica, huge range of half-hardy shrubs and woody perennials.
Hebe or Veronica
Helenium Moerheim
A number of these species (particularly Helenium autumnale) have the common name sneezeweed, based on the former use of their dried leaves in making snuff
Helenium Autumnale
Common names include common sneezeweed and large-flowered sneezeweed
Hedera *NP
Ivy. Important source of nectar and pollen in late autumn. Birds love the berries and nesting places.
Hedera or Ivy
Helianthus NP
The sunflower got its name from its huge fiery blooms, whose shape and image is often used to depict the sun
Helleborus NP
begin to flower as shrubs such as Camellia open, and as the spring bulbs like snowdrops
Hieracium NP
or hawkweeds, like others in the Asteraceae family, have mostly yellow, tightly packed flower-heads of numerous small flowers, likely to be confused with Catsear and/or Hawkbit
Hydrangea NP
Hypericum *P
Rose of Sharon or St. John's Wort. Easy shrub with large cup-shaped golden yellow flowers carried in profusion June to September.
Hypericum or St.John wort
Hyssopus officinale (hyssop)
An understated, low-growing perennial herb, can also be used in cooking
Hyssopus officinale


Iberis NP
commonly known as candytufts. Used in Homeopathy for nervousness and muscle soreness
Iberis or Candytuffs
Ilex NP
Commonly known as Holly
Ilex or Holly
Impatiens *NP
Busy Lizzie and Balsam. Lovely flowers in a large range of bold colours, June to September
Impatiens or Busy Lizzie
Iris (Iridaceae)
There are many species of iris grown in gardens - generally with spectacular flowers that are good for bees. Yellow flag iris that grows in ponds is also good


Knautia spp (Scabious)
Lovely meadow perennial. Our wild Knautia arvensis is found on chalk downland. There are many garden strains and species. Powder-puff blue of the flowers, and bees seem pretty keen too! Flowers in July and August.
Knautia spp (Scabious)
Kniphophia *NP
Red Hot Poker, Hardy perennial with spectacular firey 'torches' of flowers June to October.
Kniphophia or Red Hot Poker


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