Bee Friendly Herbs

Royal Botanic Gardens Christmas Crackers

Bee Friendly Herbs with matching stake

This collection of flowering herbs will lure bees and other pollinating insects to your garden as well as provide them with a vital source of nectar. Attractive and aromatic; an excellent addition to any Australian garden.


Bergamot - Lemon Mint

Bergamot- Lemon Mint

Variety: Monardo citriodora.
Height: 60cm.
Position: Part or full sun, moist well drained soil.

Upright plant with lemon scented leaves that are commonly used for flavouring poultry and fish dishes. Attractive lavender flowers. Attracts bees to the garden. Good for garden borders.

Catnip

Catnip

Variety: Nepeta catatia.
Height: 150cm.
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil.

Perennial growing to 150cm. Leaves have a fragrant mint-like smell and are used as a flavouring and to make tea. Also has medicinal uses. Loved by cats; is said to make them playful and docile. Attracts bees.

Anise Hyssop

Anise Hyssop

Variety: Agastache foeniculum.
Height: 90cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil

Perennial growing to 90cm. Upright plants with fragrant green leaves and large spikes of attractive purple flowers. The leaves have a sweet aniseed flavour and fragrance and are used as a flavouring either fresh or cooked. Commonly used in teas, desserts, rice dishes, pork dishes and with fruit. Also has medicinal uses. Good for herb gardens and garden borders. Can be used in potpourri. Attracts bees to the garden. Also known as Liquorice Mint, blue giant hyssop, Blue giant hyssop, anise hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop and lavender giant hyssop.

Lavender True English

lavender - true english

Variety: Lavender vera.
Height: 100cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil.

Hardy perennial growing to 120cm. True English variety. Most commonly grown for its scented flowers but also has medicinal and culinary uses. Good for borders. Lovely fragrance. Attracts bees and butterflies.