Native Intermountain West Songbird Garden

Gardeners in the Intermountain West can easily provide songbird habitat in their landscapes by using native plants. This Songbird Garden for the Intermountain West contains 16 native plants including long-blooming perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs and small trees. The Native Songbird Pre-Planned Garden comes with a planting diagram and maintenance instructions.

Zones5 - 8
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Bloom TimeLate spring to mid fall
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SizeGarden of 16 Plants

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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Gardeners in the Intermountain West can make a positive contribution to the planet's health by providing habitat in our landscapes with the use of native plants. This native songbird garden for the Intermountain West contains (2) plants of Liatris punctata and (1) plant each of Sorghastrum nutans Thin Man, Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambtion', Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation', Chamaebatiera millifolium, Chrysothamnus nauseosus 'La Plata' OR Rhus trilobata, Eriogonum umbellatum Kannah Creek, Fallugia paradoxa, Forestiera neomexicana 'Berry Girl', Philadelphus microphyllus Desert Snow, Prunus besseyi Pawnee Buttes, Ribes odoratum 'Crandall', Helianthus maximiliani 'Santa Fe', Monarda fistulosa Wichita Mountains form and Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet for a total of sixteen plants. Each Pre-Planned Garden comes with premium plants, planting diagrams and maintenance instructions for proper placement and plant care.

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. Using this new information, we have put together regional collections of the best native perennials, ornamental grasses and shrubs to plant for the benefit of songbird populations. 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 planting diagrams and maintenance instructions for proper placement and plant care.  (Note: we reserve the right to substitute another regionally suitable plant should any of the listed varieties be unavailable.) The plants in this garden are cold hardy in USDA zones 5-8. This garden collection covers an area from 216 to 240 sq. ft. in size. 

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Item Package Size
Garden of 16 Plants
Common Name
Native Intermountain West Songbird Garden
Botanical Name
Native Intermountain West Songbird Garden
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Native
Ideal Region
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Garden of 16 Plants
Ships To Canada
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.
ZoneShipping Status
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 22nd, 2019
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