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Bird Attracting Plants

The best bird attracting plants include native fruit-bearing shrubs and trees and native perennial plants that provide seeds for food. Ornamental grasses are important to a bird-friendly garden, as they provide shelter and nesting material. Native plants are best for birds because they will host caterpillars and other insects to feed their young. Our Regional Native Songbird Gardens combine the best native song-bird plants for each region.

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  1. Salvia sylvestris May Night, May Night Meadow Sage, Purple Salvia sylvestris May Night

    Salvia sylvestris ‘May Night’ (May Night Sage) blooms prolifically with deep purple-blue flowers. It is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor, and toleran...

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    May Night Salvia May Night Meadow Sage Salvia sylvestris May Night
    As low as $9.49 Sale $7.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Salvia sylvestris ‘May Night’ (May Night Sage) blooms prolifically with deep purple-blue flowers. It is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor, and tolerance of heavy clay soils. Blooming in late spring with a profusion of flower spikes, it reblooms later in the summer when deadheaded.
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  2. Echinacea purpurea Pow Wow Wild Berry Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.

    PowWow® Wild Berry is a new improved variety of Purple Coneflower bred for its darker red-purple flowers and compact floriferous growth habit. This is an outstanding long bloomi...

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    PowWow® Wild Berry Echinacea PowWow® Wild Berry Coneflower Echinacea purpurea PowWow® Wild Berry
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    PowWow® Wild Berry is a new improved variety of Purple Coneflower bred for its darker red-purple flowers and compact floriferous growth habit. This is an outstanding long blooming variety.
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  3. Echinacea purpurea Pow Wow White Photo Courtesy of Walter's Gardens Inc.

    16-20" x 14-16" wide. Pow Wow® White Echinacea is an outstanding, seed grown cultivar that blooms all season with a profusion of white flowers over a compact plant....

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    PowWow® White Echinacea PowWow® White Coneflower Echinacea purpurea PowWow® White
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    16-20" x 14-16" wide. Pow Wow® White Echinacea is an outstanding, seed grown cultivar that blooms all season with a profusion of white flowers over a compact plant.
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  4. White Chamaebatiaria millefolium, Chamaebatiaria millefolium, Fernbush

    Chamaebatiaria millefolium (also known as Desert Sweet or Fernbush) is a beautiful native shrub that brightens the garden in mid-summer with big clusters of bright white flowers. It ...

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    Fernbush (Chamaebatiaria) Fernbush Chamaebatiaria millefolium
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Chamaebatiaria millefolium (also known as Desert Sweet or Fernbush) is a beautiful native shrub that brightens the garden in mid-summer with big clusters of bright white flowers. It also has attractive dried seed heads and olive-green foliage. Drought resistant perennial plant (xeric).
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  5. Prunus besseyi ‘PS’ (Pawnee Buttes) Photo Courtesy of Plant Select

    An outstanding selection of our western native sand cherry, Pawnee Buttes® is a low growing, groundcover shrub with a profusion of fragrant white flowers in early spring and show...

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    Pawnee Buttes® Sand Cherry (Prunus) Pawnee Buttes® Sand Cherry Prunus besseyi P011S
    As low as $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    An outstanding selection of our western native sand cherry, Pawnee Buttes® is a low growing, groundcover shrub with a profusion of fragrant white flowers in early spring and showy mahogany-red foliage in the fall. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant. Prunus besseyi P011S is a 2000 Plant Select® introduction. 12-18" tall x 4-6' wide.
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  6. Philadelphus microphyllus Desert Snow Mock Orange

    Desert Snow Littleleaf Mockorange (Philadelphus microphyllus 'Desert Snow') is an especially showy selection of our native Littleleaf Mockorange. It blooms in late spring with huge, ...

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    Desert Snow Mock Orange (Philadelphus) Desert Snow Mock Orange Philadelphus microphyllus Desert Snow
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Desert Snow Littleleaf Mockorange (Philadelphus microphyllus 'Desert Snow') is an especially showy selection of our native Littleleaf Mockorange. It blooms in late spring with huge, highly fragrant white flowers.
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  7. Melampodium leucanthum

    10-12" tall x 12-20" wide. Melampodium leucanthum (Black Foot Daisy) is superbly adapted to life in arid lands. With decent rains, it will flower almost all summer, covering itself w...

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    Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium) Blackfoot Daisy Melampodium leucanthum
    As low as $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    10-12" tall x 12-20" wide. Melampodium leucanthum (Black Foot Daisy) is superbly adapted to life in arid lands. With decent rains, it will flower almost all summer, covering itself with 1" wide, white petal, yellow centered daisies on tidy, mounding plants. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  8. Pink Chilopsis linearis Paradise, Chilopsis linearis Paradise, Paradise Desert Willow

    20-25' tall x 15-20' wide. Large growing and cold hardy with big fragrant pink flowers, Chilopsis linearis 'Paradise' Desert Willow is a fantastic flowering tree for hot, sunny, poor...

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    Paradise Desert Willow Paradise Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis Paradise
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    20-25' tall x 15-20' wide. Large growing and cold hardy with big fragrant pink flowers, Chilopsis linearis 'Paradise' Desert Willow is a fantastic flowering tree for hot, sunny, poor soil sites. Suitable for zones 5b - 9. Native. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  9. Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink - Photo by Customer

    10-12' tall x 8-10' wide. Exclusive. Chilopsis liinearis 'Conchas Dam Pink' (Conchas Dam Pink Desert Willow) is a new super cold hardy selection of Desert Willow with large, beautifu...

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    Conchas Dam Pink Desert Willow Conchas Dam Pink Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis Conchas Dam Pink
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    10-12' tall x 8-10' wide. Exclusive. Chilopsis liinearis 'Conchas Dam Pink' (Conchas Dam Pink Desert Willow) is a new super cold hardy selection of Desert Willow with large, beautiful pure pink flowers! This small tree is drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  10. White chilopsis linearis Hope, White Desert Willow

    A profusion of lightly fragrant white flowers cover this small growing native tree beginning in late spring. A very cold hardy cultivar, plant where it will get heat and sun. Drought...

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    Hope Desert Willow Hope Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis Hope
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    A profusion of lightly fragrant white flowers cover this small growing native tree beginning in late spring. A very cold hardy cultivar, plant where it will get heat and sun. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 12-15 ft. tall x 12-15 ft. wide.
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  11. Berlandiera lyrata Mora County Mix Photo Courtesy of Plant Select

    Exclusive. Chocolate flower perfumes the garden with its rich scent of chocolate. This native wildflower blooms all summer and thrives in the toughest of garden conditions. Our Mora ...

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    Mora County Chocolate Flower Mix (Berlandiera) Mora County Chocolate Flower Mix Berlandiera lyrata Mora County Mix
    $9.49
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Exclusive. Chocolate flower perfumes the garden with its rich scent of chocolate. This native wildflower blooms all summer and thrives in the toughest of garden conditions. Our Mora County, New Mexico form is especially cold hardy. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  12. Native MId-Atlantic Songbird Garden

    Gardeners in the Mid-Atlantic can make a positive contribution to the planet's health by providing habitat in our landscapes with the use of native plants. Now, we can all pitch in t...

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    Native Mid-Atlantic Songbird Pre-Planned Garden Native Mid-Atlantic Songbird Pre-Planned Garden
    $107.90
    Per Garden of 10 Plants

    Gardeners in the Mid-Atlantic can make a positive contribution to the planet's health by providing habitat in our landscapes with the use of native plants. Now, we can all pitch in to help the songbirds raise their families and beautify our properties with hardy, low care native plants. Each Native Songbird Pre-Planned Garden comes with 10 plants (a mix of shrubs, perennials and ornamental grasses), planting diagrams and maintenance instructions for proper placement and plant care.

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  13. Native Northeast Songbird Garden

    Create a haven for songbirds with our Native Songbird Garden for the Northeast. We have put together regional collections of the best native perennials, ornamental grasses, and shrub...

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    Native Northeast Songbird Pre-Planned Garden Native Northeast Songbird Pre-Planned Garden
    $140.86
    Per Garden of 14 Plants
    Create a haven for songbirds with our Native Songbird Garden for the Northeast. We have put together regional collections of the best native perennials, ornamental grasses, and shrubs to plant for the benefit of songbird populations. The Native Northeast Songbird Pre-Planned Garden comes with 14 premium plants, a planting diagram, and maintenance instructions.
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  14. Midwest Native Songbird Garden

    Gardeners in the Midwest can make a positive contribution to the planet's health by providing habitat in our landscapes with the use of native plants. Attract songbirds to your yard ...

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    Native Midwest Songbird Pre-Planned Garden Native Midwest Songbird Pre-Planned Garden
    $150.85
    Per Garden of 15 Plants

    Gardeners in the Midwest can make a positive contribution to the planet's health by providing habitat in our landscapes with the use of native plants. Attract songbirds to your yard with our Native Songbird Garden for the Midwest. Contains 15 plants, including flowering perennials, shrubs and grasses. The Pre-Planned Garden comes with a planting diagram and maintenance instructions.

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