Bee and Butterfly Paradise

A perfect trio for butterflies and bees, every flower stacked full of nectar. With stem ends seared in boiling water, all three make good cut flowers. More
15 seedlings 510779-15 £16.95 Delivery mid March
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30 seedlings 510779-30 £29.95 Delivery mid March
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A perfect trio for butterflies and bees, every flower stacked full of nectar. With stem ends seared in boiling water, all three make good cut flowers.

This collection contains 5 or 10 seedlings each of:

Variety Borage 'Blue', Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens', Salvia viridis 'Blue'
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45-60cm (18-24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in) apart, 15 seedlings fills 3.5m² (ie 3.5m x 1m border or patch)
Care Tips Give plants a good watering rather than just a little at a time. Deadhead to prolong flowering.
Flowering May - November
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Bee and Butterfly Paradise reviews

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Reviewed 7th August 2019 by Jane

unusual and successful - my honeybees have worked them well.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kim

Had high hopes of these as I’m trying to make my garden as wildlife friendly as possible. But sadly they have been a complete disaster. At least in the pot. Maybe they’d have worked better put in the ground. All that grew were spindly one-stemmed plants. They didn’t fill out at all. Half of them have since died and they barely attracted any wildlife. Very disappointing :(

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Emma

Stunning plants - great, long-flowering fillers for borders and troughs and so popular with the insects.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jenny

The plants arrived at the promised time, safely. They have given us (and the bee/butterfly population of our village) so much pleasure already and look as though they will continue for a while yet. Will certainly be growing borage again next year!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Wendy

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Deborah

Lovely blue plants and some seeded for a second show

Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

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Reviewed 28th April 2015 by Fay Appleyard

I love to buy seeds/plants that attract bees and butterflies to my garden and these have certainly done just that, highly recommended!!!