White House Nursery

Plants for Bees

Bees
Welcome to our “Plants for Bees” pages. This heading on our website was conceived when we (White House Nursery) received two beehives as a present. It started us thinking about what plants would be good to have in the garden for our bees. We then thought that we could share the information that we have collected.

We also joined our local bee society. Ours is the “Woodend Bee Friendly Society”, in Woodend Victoria. Together with one of our members, we met and talked bee friendly plants and how best to list them.

Bees need pollen and nectar. They need pollen when they first come out of the beehive in spring and then later in summer they need nectar for food storage. We decided that this would be the best way to list our bee friendly plants. Some plants are good for both, and some plants are high in pollen and low in nectar, and some are low in pollen and high in nectar.

Bees are highly attracted to 'blue' flowering plants, shrubs, trees and herbs. We have included many plants, shrubs and herbs that are blue in colour. 

We’ve noticed that there are some irregularities with high, low, pollen and nectar counts, according to where the information has come from. We think the problems with these arises as different climates and countries have different counts. Please let us know if your experience knows better. 

Bees are an essential part of the world we live in and are under threat from so many man-made enemies to them. By including some particular plants for bees in your garden, whether you have hives or not, we are all helping to support our local bee communities.

If you have any information you wish to contribute, please don’t hesitate in contacting Jesse at info@whitehousenursery.com.au
 

Boysen Berry
Boysen Berry
Callistemon viminalis - Captain Cook
Callistemon viminalis - Captain Cook
Callistemon viminalis - Hannah Ray
Callistemon viminalis - Hannah Ray
Callistemon viminalis - Little John
Callistemon viminalis - Little John
Convolvulus cneorum
Convolvulus cneorum
Correa baeuerlenii - Chef
Correa baeuerlenii - Chef
Digitalis x mertonensis - Mixed Coloured Fox Gloves
Digitalis x mertonensis - Mixed Coloured Fox Gloves
Digitalis x mertonensis - White Foxglove
Digitalis x mertonensis - White Foxglove
Escallonia Iveyi
Escallonia Iveyi
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Annabel
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Annabel
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Baby Pink
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Baby Pink
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Canary Bird
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Canary Bird
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Denticulata
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Denticulata
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Diana Princess of Wales
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Diana Princess of Wales
Garden or pot Fuchsia - Hampshire Treasure
Garden or pot Fuchsia - Hampshire Treasure
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Hawaiin Night
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Hawaiin Night
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Heidi Ann
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Heidi Ann
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - La Rosita
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - La Rosita
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Leila
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Leila
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Little E
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Little E
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Lord Byron
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Lord Byron
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Nancy Lou
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Nancy Lou
Garden or pot Fuchsia - Omar Giant
Garden or pot Fuchsia - Omar Giant
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Paula Jane
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Paula Jane
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Preston Guild
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Preston Guild
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Sheryl Ann
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Sheryl Ann
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Snow Cap
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Snow Cap
Garden or pot Fuchsia - Sunray Variegated leaves
Garden or pot Fuchsia - Sunray Variegated leaves
Garden or pot Fuchsia - Tryphylla Thalia
Garden or pot Fuchsia - Tryphylla Thalia
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Voodoo
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Voodoo
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Winston Churchill
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Winston Churchill
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Wonder Violet
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Wonder Violet
Garden, Pot or Hanging Basket Fuchsia -  Hampshire Prince
Garden, Pot or Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Hampshire Prince
Garden, Pot or Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Cecile
Garden, Pot or Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Cecile
Garden, Pot or Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Coral Shells
Garden, Pot or Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Coral Shells
Garden, Pot or Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Janessa
Garden, Pot or Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Janessa
Garden, Pot or Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Professor Heinrich Henkel
Garden, Pot or Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Professor Heinrich Henkel
Garden, Pot or Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Tom West
Garden, Pot or Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Tom West
Garlic Chives
Garlic Chives
Grevillea banksii x bipinnatifida
Grevillea banksii x bipinnatifida
Grevillea lanigera 'Mount Tamboritha'
Grevillea lanigera 'Mount Tamboritha'
Grevillea obtusifolia 'Gingin Gem'
Grevillea obtusifolia 'Gingin Gem'
Grevillea Poorinda Peter
Grevillea Poorinda Peter
Grevillia rosmarinifolia Nana
Grevillia rosmarinifolia Nana
Ground cover or trailing Fuchsia - Procumbens
Ground cover or trailing Fuchsia - Procumbens
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Acclimation
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Acclimation
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Archie Owen
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Archie Owen
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Bicentennial
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Bicentennial
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Bon Accord
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Bon Accord
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Coachman
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Coachman
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Deep Purple
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Deep Purple
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Derby Imp
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Derby Imp
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Drama Girl
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Drama Girl
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Eva Borg
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Eva Borg
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Frank Unsworth
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Frank Unsworth
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Garden News
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Garden News
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Hermiena
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Hermiena
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Joanne
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Joanne
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Jubie Lin
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Jubie Lin
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - La Campanella
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - La Campanella
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Lady Patricia Mountbatten
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Lady Patricia Mountbatten
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Lisa
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Lisa
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Mancunian
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Mancunian
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Peachy
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Peachy
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Quasar
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Quasar
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Raf
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Raf
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Red Jacket
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Red Jacket
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Royal Mosaic
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Royal Mosaic
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Seventh Heaven
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Seventh Heaven
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - The Spoiler
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - The Spoiler
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Viceroy
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Viceroy
Lonicera hecteri Fire Cracker - Honeysuckle Fire Cracker
Lonicera hecteri Fire Cracker - Honeysuckle Fire Cracker
Mint Varieties
Mint Varieties
Osmanthus fragrans - Tea Olive Tree
Osmanthus fragrans - Tea Olive Tree
Ribes sanguineum pink - Flowering Currant Shrub
Ribes sanguineum pink - Flowering Currant Shrub
Rosemary
Rosemary
Salvia Black Night
Salvia Black Night
Salvia elegans - Pineapple Sage
Salvia elegans - Pineapple Sage
Salvia greggii
Salvia greggii
Salvia leucantha - Mexican Sage
Salvia leucantha - Mexican Sage
Salvia microphylla Hot Lips
Salvia microphylla Hot Lips
Sambucus Nigra - Elderberry
Sambucus Nigra - Elderberry
Scilla Harrisiana
Scilla Harrisiana
Silvanberry
Silvanberry
Syringa wolfii - Manchurian Lilac
Syringa wolfii - Manchurian Lilac
Trachelospermum jasinoides - Chinese Star Jasmine
Trachelospermum jasinoides - Chinese Star Jasmine
Zantedeschia - Arum
Zantedeschia - Arum
Allium - Perennial Leek
Allium - Perennial Leek (Out of Stock)
Althea - Black Hollyhock
Althea - Black Hollyhock (Out of Stock)
Borage
Borage (Out of Stock)
Callistemon Dawson River Weeper
Callistemon Dawson River Weeper (Out of Stock)
Corymbia ficifolia – Red Flowering Gum
Corymbia ficifolia – Red Flowering Gum (Out of Stock)
Crocus Sativus
Crocus Sativus (Out of Stock)
Deutzia Nikko - Lavender Thyme
Deutzia Nikko - Lavender Thyme (Out of Stock)
Digitalis x mertonensis - Strawberry Foxglove
Digitalis x mertonensis - Strawberry Foxglove (Out of Stock)
Early Strawberry Tioga
Early Strawberry Tioga (Out of Stock)
Echinacea Angustifolia
Echinacea Angustifolia (Out of Stock)
Echinacea Purpurea
Echinacea Purpurea (Out of Stock)
Echinacea Purpurea Magnus
Echinacea Purpurea Magnus (Out of Stock)
Echinacea White Swan
Echinacea White Swan (Out of Stock)
Echium Fastuosum -  Bee Plant
Echium Fastuosum - Bee Plant (Out of Stock)
Echium Penninianum -  Bee Plant
Echium Penninianum - Bee Plant (Out of Stock)
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Anita
Garden or Pot Fuchsia - Anita (Out of Stock)
Garden, Pot or Hanging Basket Fuchsia -  Pinto de Blue
Garden, Pot or Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Pinto de Blue (Out of Stock)
Grevillea teragonoloba hybrid
Grevillea teragonoloba hybrid (Out of Stock)
Grevillea White Wings
Grevillea White Wings (Out of Stock)
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Hidcote Beauty
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Hidcote Beauty (Out of Stock)
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Marsha Forte
Hanging Basket Fuchsia - Marsha Forte (Out of Stock)
Hellebore
Hellebore (Out of Stock)
Ixia Viridiflora
Ixia Viridiflora (Out of Stock)
Late Red Gauntlet Strawberry
Late Red Gauntlet Strawberry (Out of Stock)
Leptospermum scoparium nanum - Dwarf Red Tea Tree
Leptospermum scoparium nanum - Dwarf Red Tea Tree (Out of Stock)
Logan Berry
Logan Berry (Out of Stock)
Lonicera Fragrantissima
Lonicera Fragrantissima (Out of Stock)
Lupin
Lupin (Out of Stock)
Lycoris aurea - Golden - Yellow Spider Lily
Lycoris aurea - Golden - Yellow Spider Lily (Out of Stock)
Lycoris radiata - Red Spider Lily
Lycoris radiata - Red Spider Lily (Out of Stock)
Mahonia Aquafolium - Oregon Grape
Mahonia Aquafolium - Oregon Grape (Out of Stock)
Mahonia Bealei
Mahonia Bealei (Out of Stock)
Mahonia Japonica
Mahonia Japonica (Out of Stock)
Mahonia Nepaulensis
Mahonia Nepaulensis (Out of Stock)
Marjoram
Marjoram (Out of Stock)
Mid Strawberry Lowana
Mid Strawberry Lowana (Out of Stock)
Papaver Orientale - Brilliant
Papaver Orientale - Brilliant (Out of Stock)
Papaver Orientale - Drunken Choir Boy
Papaver Orientale - Drunken Choir Boy (Out of Stock)
Papaver Orientale - Dubloon (Double)
Papaver Orientale - Dubloon (Double) (Out of Stock)
Papaver Orientale - Fatima
Papaver Orientale - Fatima (Out of Stock)
Papaver Orientale - Karin
Papaver Orientale - Karin (Out of Stock)
Papaver Orientale - Picotee
Papaver Orientale - Picotee (Out of Stock)
Papaver Orientale - Raspberry Queen
Papaver Orientale - Raspberry Queen (Out of Stock)
Papaver Orientale - Royal Wedding
Papaver Orientale - Royal Wedding (Out of Stock)
Papaver Orientale - Salmon Glow
Papaver Orientale - Salmon Glow (Out of Stock)
Papaver Orientalie - Bloody Mary
Papaver Orientalie - Bloody Mary (Out of Stock)
Papaver Orientalie - Can Can
Papaver Orientalie - Can Can (Out of Stock)
Papaver Orientalie - Pink Princess
Papaver Orientalie - Pink Princess (Out of Stock)
Papaver Orientalie - Zuneigung
Papaver Orientalie - Zuneigung (Out of Stock)
Phlox maculata Omega White
Phlox maculata Omega White (Out of Stock)
Phlox manculata Alpha Mauve
Phlox manculata Alpha Mauve (Out of Stock)
Phlox paniculata Mrs. H. Jones
Phlox paniculata Mrs. H. Jones (Out of Stock)
Phlox paniculata Mrs. W. Vieteh
Phlox paniculata Mrs. W. Vieteh (Out of Stock)
Phlox paniculata Nancy Logan
Phlox paniculata Nancy Logan (Out of Stock)
Phlox paniculata Rhinlander
Phlox paniculata Rhinlander (Out of Stock)
Phlox paniculata Rijoistroom
Phlox paniculata Rijoistroom (Out of Stock)
Phlox paniculata Robert Poore
Phlox paniculata Robert Poore (Out of Stock)
Phlox paniculata Tall Mauve
Phlox paniculata Tall Mauve (Out of Stock)
Phlox stolonifera Blue Ridge
Phlox stolonifera Blue Ridge (Out of Stock)
Phlox stolonifera White Ridge
Phlox stolonifera White Ridge (Out of Stock)
Ribes sanguineum King Edward VII - Flowering Currant Shrub
Ribes sanguineum King Edward VII - Flowering Currant Shrub (Out of Stock)
Romneya coulteri - Californian Tree Poppy
Romneya coulteri - Californian Tree Poppy (Out of Stock)
Russell Lupin Red
Russell Lupin Red (Out of Stock)
Salvia cacaliifolia
Salvia cacaliifolia (Out of Stock)
Salvia Purple Spires
Salvia Purple Spires (Out of Stock)
Salvia Splendens - Scarlet Sage
Salvia Splendens - Scarlet Sage (Out of Stock)
Scilla Peruviana
Scilla Peruviana (Out of Stock)
Syringa josikaea
Syringa josikaea (Out of Stock)
Syringa persica - Persian Lilac
Syringa persica - Persian Lilac (Out of Stock)
Tayberry
Tayberry (Out of Stock)
Thornless Blackberry
Thornless Blackberry (Out of Stock)
Young Berry - Rubus ursinus
Young Berry - Rubus ursinus (Out of Stock)
Zephyranthes alba - Autumn Crocus
Zephyranthes alba - Autumn Crocus (Out of Stock)
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