Butterfly & Bee-Friendly Collection for the West

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
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer
ShippingShipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019 Learn More…
SizeNo
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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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): Asclepias tuberosa, Echinacea purpurea Magnus, Liatris mucronata, Echinops banaticus Blue Glow, Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles' We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes. Save $5-$15 off the single plant price

*Does not include planting map


More Information
Associated SKUsHC017231
HC017170 (Collection of 5)
HC017171 (Collection of 15)
Common Name
Butterfly & Bee-Friendly Collection for the West
Botanical Name
Butterfly & Bee-Friendly Collection for the West
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
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, 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.
Shipping
ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of September 9th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of September 16th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of September 23rd, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of September 30th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of October 7th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 14th, 2019

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, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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