Butterfly & Bee Friendly Collection (East & Midwest)

Butterfly & Bee Friendly Collection for the East & Midwest

These pollinator favorite plants are beneficial to bees and will attract butterflies. This collection is well-suited for growing conditions in the east and mid-west. Save $5-$15 off the full plant price.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Mid Fall
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SizeNo
SKUHC017228

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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This Butterfly & Bee-Friendly Collection will keep you garden buzzing with pollinators. These plants are perfectly suited for eastern and mid-western gardens. Two sizes available - 5 plants (1 of each) or 15 plants (3 of each): Salvia Blue Hill, Select Blue Catmint, Vera English Lavender, Aster novae-angliae Purple Dome, and Monarda didyma Blue Stocking. All plant in this collection come in 5" pots. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes. Save $5-$15 off the full plant price.

*Does not include planting map   

More Information
Associated SKUsHC017228
Common Name
Butterfly & Bee Friendly Collection for the East & Midwest
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Late Spring to Mid Fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To 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.
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