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The plants in this collection are pollinator magnets. Pollinators are a vital part of life on earth as they pollinate most flowering plants. They do this by transferring pollen from bloom to bloom. Pollinators have been in decline due to habitat loss and disease. This collection was created to provide shelter and food for native pollinators to thrive. It is surprisingly easy and lots of fun to attract them to your garden for spectacular entertainment. Please help sustain the pollinator populations.
About this Variety
This collection consists of: 5 Kniphofia uvaria Grandiflora, 25 Crocosmia Lucifer and 5 Rudbeckia fulgida Goldstrum roots and bulbs. Planting stock is individually packed, bagged and labeled.
- Helps the pollinators thrive
- Varieties in this collection provide food necessary for pollinators to survive
- Pollinators are vital for pollinating flowering plants
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Grows 18-48" tall
Plant 6-24" apart, 1-3" deep
Grows as Perennial in USDA zones 6-9. Grows as Annual elsewhere.
Plant in the spring after danger of frost has passed. Soil preparation: The ideal soil is porous and drains well and yet still holds enough water for the roots. If your soil is heavy clay and drains slowly, or very sandy and does not hold water, add organic soil amendments (peat moss or ground bark). Spread a 3-4" layer of soil amendment, add fertilizer and incorporate together into the soil to a depth of 10". To plant: Dig a hole 4-6" deep in a full sun to partially shaded area, in a well drained location. Space the plants 4-6" apart. Cover with soil. Water thoroughly at planting. While actively growing, water frequently and thoroughly so that the water will reach the roots. Mulch to keep the soil cool and to prevent the soil from drying out. Do not allow the roots to dry out.
Newly planted roots need extra moisture during their first year in the garden to ensure that they form a solid root system.