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 sixteen 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. The plants in this garden are cold hardy in USDA zones 5-8. (Note: we reserve the right to substitute another regionally suitable plant should any of the listed varieties be unavailable.)

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Regular Price: $170.84

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Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Bloom Time Late spring to mid fall
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Garden of 16 Plants
SKU HBLA816

Details

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 Andropogon gerardii Windwalker, Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambtion', Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation', Chamaebatiera millifolium, Chrysothamnus nauseosus 'La Plata', Eriogonum umbellatum Kanah Creek, Fallugia paradoxa, Forestiera neomexicana 'Berry Girl', Philadelphus microphyllus Desert Snow, Prunus besseyi Pawnee Buttes, Ribes aureum, 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.

SKU HBLA816
Common Name Native Intermountain West Songbird Garden
Botanical Name Native Intermountain West Songbird Garden
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Mixed
Bloom Time Late spring to mid fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Prohibited In North Carolina
Ideal Region West
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. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

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

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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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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