Butterfly & Bee-Friendly Collection For The West

Our Butterfly & Bee Friendly Collection For The West is the perfect way to enhance or begin your pollinator garden. This mix of North American native plants as well as old-world plants with nectar-rich blooms will keep your garden buzzing from late spring through fall. This collection features adaptable, easy-to-grow plants well-suited to the climate and soil of the West. Collection of 5 or 15 plants.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
bee-friendly
Bee Friendly
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Attract Butterflies
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Attract Birds
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Low-Water
Mature Height Varies:
Hidcote Blue English Lavender: 12-18" tall
Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea: 24-30" tall
Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris): 36" tall
Butterfly Weed (Clay Form): 15-18" tall
Blue Glow Echinops: 48" tall
Mature SpreadVaries:
Hidcote Blue English Lavender: 24-36" wide
Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea:18-20" wide
Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris): 15" wide
Butterfly Weed (Clay Form): 15-18" wide
Blue Glow Echinops: 18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer
Shipping DetailsShipping begins the week of February 20th, 2023 Learn More…
SKUHC017231

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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Our Butterfly & Bee-Friendly Collection For The West will keep your garden buzzing with pollinators. Nectar-rich blooms and foliage from native plants support native bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects, while old-world perennials are favored by honeybees.

Two sizes available - 5 plants (1 of each) and 15 plants (3 of each):

Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the collection design. No planting map included.

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Associated SKUsHC017231
HC017170 (Collection of 5)
HC017171 (Collection of 15)
Common Name
Butterfly & Bee-Friendly Collection For The West
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
Varies:
Hidcote Blue English Lavender: 12-18" tall
Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea: 24-30" tall
Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris): 36" tall
Butterfly Weed (Clay Form): 15-18" tall
Blue Glow Echinops: 48" tall
Mature Spread
Varies:
Hidcote Blue English Lavender: 24-36" wide
Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea:18-20" wide
Meadow Blazing Star (Liatris): 15" wide
Butterfly Weed (Clay Form): 15-18" wide
Blue Glow Echinops: 18" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
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 need the space to grow and fill in the expected area.

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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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 15th, 2023
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 15th, 2023
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 15th, 2023
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 24th, 2023
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 10th, 2023
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 20th, 2023
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of February 27th, 2023
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 20th, 2023
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 20th, 2023

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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