Rewildchew Wildlife Attracting Plant List

Wildlife-Attracting Plants Suitable for the Chew Valley

Andrew Fogg, pyracantha, CC license.

Trees & Shrubs:

Bird CherryPrunus avium

BuddleiaBuddleja davidii

Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster species

Crab AppleMalus sylvestris & other species   

Flowering Currant, Ribes sanguineum  

Guelder Rose,  Viburnum opulus                

HawthornCrataegus monogyna

Hazel, Corylus avellana

Hebe, Hebe species.

Holly, Ilex aquifolium

Pyracantha, Pyracantha species

Spindle, Euonymus europaeus

ViburnumViburnum tinus ‘Eve Price’, & other species 

Winter Honeysuckle, Lonicera x purpusii               

Martin Cooper, tree Bumblebee, Bombus hypnorum, on Mahonia flowers, CC license

Dark Shady Corners and Shady Beds:

Brunnera, Brunnera macrophylla ‘Langrees

Bugle, Ajuga reptans

Butcher’s Broom, Ruscus aculeatu

Christmas Box, Sarcococca confusa

Elephant Ears, Bergenia cordifolia & others

Evergeen Daphne, Daphne laureola var. philip

Fern, Dryopteris felix-mas

Garlic Mustard, Alliaria petiolata

Hellebores, Helleborus species & hybrids

Italian Lords and Ladies, Arum italicum ‘Pictum’

Mahonia, Mahonia species

Red Campion, Silene dioica

Spurge, Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

Stinking Iris, Iris foetidissima

Symphytum, Symphytum grandiflorum

Brian Gratwicke, Marsh Marigolds, CC license

Ponds and Damp Areas:

Marsh Marigolds, Caltha palustris

Purple Loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria

Water Mint, Mentha aquatica

Birds-foot trefoil, Lotus corniculatus

Clover, Trifolium repens etc.

Hard Heads, Centaurea nigra

Far Closer, Yellow Rattle at Bomby Common, CC License.

Long “Hay Meadow” Grass:

Meadow Cranesbill, Geranium pratense

Ox-eye Daisy, Leucanthemun vulgare

Wild Carrot, Daucus carota

Yarrow,  Achillea millefolium

Yellow Rattle, Rhinanthus minor

Simon, Selfheal, CC License

Short Mown Grass:

Crocus, Crocus species

Primroses/Cowslips, Primula vulgaris/veris

Selfheal, Prunella vulgare

Snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis

Violets, Viola species

Martin Delisle, Bees Love Anise Hyssop, CC License

Herb Beds and Dry Sunny Beds:

Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare

Hyssop, Hyssopus officinalis

Lambs Ears, Stachys byzantina

Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia “grosso” & other species

Marjoram, Origanum vulgare, O, onites

Rosemary, Rosmarinum officinalis

Sage, Salvia species

Andrew Fogg, Honeysuckle, CC License

Fences and Walls:

Clematis, Clematis cirrhosa balearica

Fishbone Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster horizontals

Honeysuckle,  Lonicera periclymenum

Ivy, Hedera helix

Single & semi-double rosesRosa species

Mike Finn, Painted Lady on Giant Yellow Scabious, CC License

Mixed Herbaceous Borders:

Allium, Allium species

Angelica, Angelica archangelica/gigas

Aquilegia, Aqilegia vulgaris

Aster, Aster species esp. A novi belgii

Aubretia, Aubretia species

Borage, Borago officianalis

Campanula, Campanula species, esp. C trachelium

Cat Mint, Nepeta species

Cosmos, Cosmos bipinnatus

Early-flowering Borage, Trachystemon orientalis

Forget-me-not, Myosotis species

Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, lutea & others

Giant Hyssop, Agastache species       

Giant Yellow Scabious, Centaurea macrocephala

Globe Flower, Echinops species

Hardy Geraniums, all hardy species, esp. G. phaeum          

Helenium, Helenium autumnale

Honesty, Lunaria purpurea

Honeywort, Cerinthe major

Lady’s Mantle, Alchemilla molis

Love in the Mist, Nigella damascena

Marigolds, Calendula officinalis

Mauve Wallflower, Erysimum “Bowles mauve”

Penstenom, Penstenom heterophyllum

Perennial Cornflower, Centaurea montana

Phlomis, Phlomis russeliniana

Pulmonaria, Pulmonaria officinalis

Red Scabious, Knautia macedonica

Red Valerian, Centranthus ruber

Sedum, Sedum spectable & other species

Spiked Speedwell, Veronica spicata

Spotted Dead-nettle, Lamium maculatum

Tall Verbena, Verbena bonariensis

Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum