Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden

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You'll enjoy this colorful perennial garden as much as your pollinators. These beautiful, summer-blooming perennials are full of nectar for our bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. The garden design of 8 plants will fit a 5' x 5' space; comes with planting diagram and maintenance instructions. The Pollinator Paradise is suitable for use across most of the country, but not in the Desert Southwest (Phoenix/Palm Desert/Las Vegas), Gulf Coast or the Deep South. Save $8.00 off the single plant price of $74.42

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Regular Price: $66.42

Sale $59.77

Per Garden of 8 Plants You save: 10%
Proud Sponsor of the Pollinator Partnership Pollinator Partnership

The Pollinator Partnership's mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education and research. Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week, and the Ecoregional Planting Guides.

Pollinator Partnership
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40"
4050
40 to 50"
Bloom Time Early to early fall
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Size Garden of 8 Plants
SKU HBLB708

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You'll enjoy this colorful perennial garden as much as your pollinators. These colorful, summer-blooming perennials are full of nectar for our bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. This small garden fits into the smallest of yards requiring only a 5' x 5' flower bed. Save $8.00 off the single plant price of $74.42

Garden comes with planting diagram, care instructions and 8 plants including : (1) each of Agastache 'Blue Fortune' , Solidago rugosa Fireworks, Hyssopus officinalis, Echinacea purpurea Magnus, Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' and Agastache Coronado Red and (2) Liatris mucronata. *We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.

SKU HBLB708
Common Name Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden
Botanical Name Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Mixed
Mature Height 12-36" tall
Bloom Time Early to early fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Ideal Region Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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High Country GardensPollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden
 
3.9

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71%

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  • Accurate instructions (7)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

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5.0

Loved it so much, I want it at my new house

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from Longmont, CO

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden:

    I admit I was disappointed when the plants arrived, they did not look very healthy, and I doubted their survival. The first year brought a few blooms towards the end of the summer. However, the 2 years following the planting, these plants were vibrant, healthy and wonderful, and continuous blooming from beginning of summer through the cold months. I was amazed at the amount of bees and Butterflies that loved the garden, and the 3rd year brought the hummingbirds. I had to leave my lovely garden behind when I bought a new house, but I just bought the same garden so I can plant it in the front of my new home this spring. added the Oriental Poppies collection to add color in the spring and early summer.

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    5.0

    Love Love Love This!

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    from Castle Rock CO

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    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden:

      I bought 3 different pre-planned gardens this year from HCG and this one was my favorite. I bought 2 of these and put them next to each other. All the plants flourished and some bloomed. This garden was also the favorite for the hummers, bees and butterflies. I received lots of compliments on these plants. Can't wait to see them next Spring.

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      1.0

      Don't waste your hard earned money!!!

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      from Truth or Consequences, NM

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        • Flimsy
        • frail
        • meager
        • SAD
        • Small In Size
        • wimpy

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden:

          Very disappointed in this purchase. Plants arrived small and sad. I'm an Agronomy Major so I have knowledge of growing plants. I have been receiving this catalog for a few years and thought I would give them a try. Please don't waste your money. Buy local! You will be much better off in size and price.

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          3.0

          Need to see if the plants survive the winter.

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          from Denver, Co.

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden:

            I planted this preplanned garden in a raised garden bed about 10 inches high. The plants all did okay, except the liatris aspera, the squirrels destroyed all of them and then destroyed the replacements I put in. I had to give up and put salvia in instead. The blue fortune got really big and took over the whole bed, I will need to move it this Spring, should not have been in the middle. The solidago fireworks just sat there, it finally began to spread, but never got taller and never bloomed, so I'm not sure that is what it really is. Hopefully, next season all the plants will really take off, it was okay, but not what I had hoped for.

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            2.0

            I really wanted to like this

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            from North Texas

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            • Accurate Instructions

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            • Difficult To Grow
            • Flimsy
            • Major Planting Effort
            • Plants Not Robust
            • Small In Size

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden:

              I really loved the idea of this. I bought 2 as the area I planted was larger. I was not terribly impressed with the plants - some had been damaged in shipping but I thought they would be fine. They were all smaller than I was expecting. Let me also say I have NEVER prepared a bed like this for planting - I am much more casual and I get great results. This was a chore - but I wanted it to look good so I made the effort. It is now Labor Day Weekend and the results have been unspectacular to say the least! One plant I would give an excellent rating and the others well here they are itemized:
              * Agastache 'Blue Fortune': Gorgeous Really grown well and the bees are loving it!
              * Solidago 'Fireworks':Growing OK but no blooms and not very big
              Echinacea purpurea: Disappointing. Plants are small and they have not broadened out. I have had these in a different garden in the area and they were big and gorgeous from their first season.
              Rudbeckia Goldstrum: These are pretty good. I really did not need these as I have a bunch in the front yard I could have transplanted - I guess it will be a couple of years before the new plants look as good as my older ones.
              Agastache 'Coronado Red": Not good at all. One was damaged and is half the size of the other - but the other is barely growing either
              Hyssops: Also, not good. None were damaged but the one plant is half the size of the other and they are not growing very well
              Liatris: This one is the worst. One plant has not grown at all I don't even know how it is alive - of the other 3, only one has really grown much,
              I will never order again. I will rather design my own garden and get the plants locally. That way I will get larger plants that will actually grow here and not require so much babying! I have very good luck gardening without too much fuss - this just looked pretty - expensive but pretty. Never again!

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              5.0

              Excellent Choice

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              from Albuquerque, NM

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden:

                Don't hesitate to buy. The preplanned gardens are a dream. Easy to understand instructions for all levels of expertise. Healthy plants. Perfect for our climate. Top notch service, packaging, shipping & delivery. Will definitely order a few more of the preplanned gardens again in the future.

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                5.0

                Very good

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                from Durango, Colorado

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                  Comments about High Country Gardens Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden:

                  The plants are doing very well

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                  5.0

                  Great service

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                  from Dayton, OH

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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden:

                    I love the packaging they came in. They arrived in perfect condition and planted them a week later. So far, they are looking fantastic and I'll post later in the season how they are progressing with photos. I think I'll be getting more perennial gardens from you next year.

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                    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.

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