Native Pacific Northwest Songbird Garden

Gardeners in the Pacific Northwest can make a positive contribution to the planet's health by providing habitat in our landscapes with the use of native plants. Using new scientific studies, we have put together regional collections of the best native perennials, ornamental grasses and shrubs to plant for the benefit of songbird populations. The Pre-Planned Garden comes with a planting diagram and maintenance instructions.
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Per Garden of 10 Plants
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HC017098
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The latest scientific research has revealed that native plants, not Old World (non-native) species, provide essential food for butterfly and moth caterpillars that birds collect to feed their chicks. Very recent studies by University of Delaware's Prof. Doug Tallamy, in conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation, have revealed that certain natives are better than others for this purpose. 


Now, we can all pitch in to help the songbirds raise their families and beautify our properties with hardy, low care native plants. This Native Songbird Garden for the Pacific Northwest contains (2) plants each of Eriogonum umbellatum Kannah Creek, Lonicera sempervirens Major Wheeler, Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet and (1) plant each of Chamaebatiaria millefolium, Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe, Philadelphus microphyllus Desert Snow and Ribes odoratum 'Crandall' for a total of ten plants. The plants in this garden are cold hardy in USDA zones 5-9. (Note: we reserve the right to substitute another regionally suitable plant should any of the listed varieties be unavailable.) Each Native Songbird Pre-Planned Garden comes with planting diagrams and maintenance instructions for proper placement and plant care. This garden collection covers an area from 105 to 115 sq. ft. in size.

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SKU
HC017098
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Native Pacific Northwest Songbird Garden
Botanical Name
Native Pacific Northwest Songbird Garden
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mixed
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer, Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer, Early - Mid Fall
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Fragrant, Native
Prohibited
NC
Ideal Region
Pacific Northwest
Item Package Size
Garden of 10 Plants
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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Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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