Autumn Magic Pollinator Collection
This collection of plants will support pollinators in the late summer and fall. These easy-to-care-for perennials are water-wise and deer resistant. They are long-blooming and attractive to butterflies, songbirds, and honeybees. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plants (xeric).
It includes: Aster alpinus (5" pot), Helianthus maximiliana Dakota Sunshine (5" Pot), Solidago sphacelata Golden Fleece (5" Pot), Aster novi belgii Professor Kippenberg (5" deep pot) , Agastache Desert Solstice (5" Pot), Liatris mucronata (2.5" Pot). We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes. Save $7 off the full plant price of 66.94.
|Common Name||Autumn Magic Pollinator Collection|
|Botanical Name||Autumn Magic Pollinator Collection|
|Zones||5, 6, 7|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Pink, Yellow, Purple|
|Mature Height||Varies - Aster alpinus: 12" tall x 6-12" wide.; Solidago Golden Fleece 15" tall; Liatris mucronata 24-30" tall; Aster Prof. Kippenberg 40-48" tall; Agastache Desert Solstice 32-36" tall; Helianthus Dakota Sunshine 5-6' tall x 3-5' wide|
|Mature Spread||Varies: Aster alpinus: 6-12" wide; Solidago Golden Fleece 24" wide; Liatris mucronata 18" wide; Aster Prof. Kippenberg 18-24" wide; Agastache Desert Solstice 18" wide; Helianthus Dakota Sunshine 3-5' wide|
|Bloom Time||Mid Summer through Fall|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Advantages||Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Native|
|Ideal Region||Western Only|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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.
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 5, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).
Gardening Goods:All non-plant items 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.
Q & A
Suggested Companion Plants:
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).
Find Your Planting Zone:
Enter your Zip Code to find your USDA Planting Zone