Top 3 Natives for attracting pollinators into the garden

Native Sarsaparilla (Hardenbergia violacea)

Blog-Ntv-NativeSarsaparillaCommon names: Purple Coral Pea, Happy Wandering Pea, False Sarsaparilla

This hardy evergreen climber is suited to most soil types and will produce large clusters of purple flowers from late Winter to early Spring. Whether grown as a groundcover, for screening or a spill-over above retaining walls, its dark green leathery leaves and purple pea-shaped flowers are sure to make a statement in your garden.

Native Sarsaparilla prefers a sunny or semi-shaded position and is great for attracting bees and butterflies to the garden. Prune regularly after flowering if you wish to keep a compact form.

Try Rocky Point’s Native Mix if planting directly into the ground, or a low phosphorus Potting Mix if planting into a container or pot.

Midyim Berry (Austromyrtus dulcis)

Blog-Ntv-MidyimBerryCommon names: Midgen Berry, Sand Berry

Midyim Berry is a popular bush tucker plant native to eastern Queensland and New South Wales. This hardy, low spreading shrub does best in full sun or part shade.

Its small starry white flowers appear early Summer, with an abundance of delicate mauve speckled berries throughout late Summer and early Autumn. Midyim Berries are great for attracting pollinators to the garden including bees, butterflies and birds.

This evergreen bush is perfect for filling in gaps in the garden or providing an edible hedge. Midyim Berry will grow equally well in a pot using a low phosphorus Premium Potting Mix.

Weeping Bottlebrush (Melaleuca viminalis)

Blog-Ntv-WeepingBottlebrushCommon names: Red Bottlebrush, Creek Bottlebrush

The Weeping Bottlebrush is a large, fast-growing shrub suited to most soil types and moist conditions. It produces a mass of red, nectar-rich bottlebrush flowers in Spring and Summer and grows best in full sun or part shade.

The flowers will attract bees, nectar eating birds, butterflies and other pollinators into the garden.

The Bottlebrush is a low maintenance, bird attracting shrub which can make an appealing choice planted alongside a pond or stream. Try Rocky Point’s Native Mix in a moist area of the garden for best results.

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