Butterfly & Bee-Friendly Collection for the West

 
  • Butterfly and Bee-Friendly Collection for the West, Butterfly and Bee-Friendly Collection for the West
  • Royal Candles Speedwell
  • Lavandula Mitcham Gray
  • Liatris aspera

These pollinator favorite plants are beneficial to bees and will attract butterflies. This collection is well-suited for growing conditions in the west. See the details tab for more information. Choice of 5 or 15 plants. Save $5-$15 off the single plant price.

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The Pollinator Partnership's mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education and research. Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week, and the Ecoregional Planting Guides.

Pollinator Partnership
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
SKU HBLX5XX

Details

Butterfly & Bee-Friendly Collection for the West will keep your garden buzzing with pollinators. This collection is best suited for growing conditions in the west. Two sizes available - 5 plants (1 of each) and 15 plants (3 of each): Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote Superior', Echinops banticus 'Blue Glow', Liatris punctata, Echinacea paradoxa, Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles' We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes. Save $5-$15 off the single plant price.
Associated SKUs
HBLX5XX
HBLX505 (Collection of 5)
HBLX515 (Collection of 15)
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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