Habitat Hero Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden

Exclusive. The ‘Habitat Hero’ Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden will delight gardeners who enjoy attracting birds to their yards with a carefully selected mix of 15 perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses in mixed pot sizes of 2.5" and 5". Drought resistant/drought tolerant plants (xeric). Save $15 off the single plant price of $191.84!
Zones5 - 8
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature HeightVaries
Mature SpreadVaries
Bloom TimeLate spring through fall
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeGarden of 15 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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The ‘Habitat Hero’ Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden will delight gardeners who enjoy watching birds feed and flit from plant to plant. Carefully selected, this collection of plants will draw and benefit both songbirds and hummingbirds, as well as butterflies and other insect pollinators.

Honored with the 2014 Green Thumb Award, the garden was created by renowned garden designer Lauren Springer Ogden of plantdrivendesign.com. Designed specifically for the Rockies but well-suited for many climates, the garden is a mix of 15 perennials, shrubs, and ornamental grasses. Save $15 off the single plant price of $191.84!

The garden comes with 15 plants including: 1 each of Agastache rupestris, Helianthus maximiliana, Hesperaloe parviflora or Agastache Ava, Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet, Nepeta faassenii Select Blue, Penstemon Mexicali Red Rocks, Penstemon pinifolius Compactum, Salvia Ultra Violet, Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet, Sporobolus wrightii Windbreaker, Prunus besseyi Pawnee Buttes, Ribes aureum and 2 each of Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.

Garden covers a 7' wide x 12' long (84 sq. ft.) area and comes complete with planting diagram, care instructions, and maintenance guide. 5" Pot sizes. This garden will grow in zone 5b as well as USDA zones 6-8.

The Habitat Hero Birdwatcher garden is the result of a collaboration between High Country Gardens, Habitat Hero (a project of Audubon Rockies) and Plant Select®. A portion of the proceeds of the Birdwatcher garden will go to the Habitat Hero project.

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Item Package Size
Garden of 15 Plants
Common Name
Habitat Hero Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden
Botanical Name
Habitat Hero Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Purple, White, Wheat
Mature Height
Mature Spread
Bloom Time
Late spring through fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Green Thumb
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Garden of 15 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.
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