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 Hemerocallis Stella d' Oro, 3 Salvia nemorosa Mainacht and 5 Echinacea Purple coneflower roots. Planting stock is individually packed, bagged and labeled.
- Easy to grow
- Grows well in containers
- Long-lasting summer color that blooms year after year
- Beneficial to pollinators; attracts bees, hummingbirds and butterflies
Grows 12-24" tall
Plant 3-4" apart; 2-3" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 4-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Plant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. This collection prefers full sun locations. The ideal soil is rich and porous and drains well, 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 like peat moss or ground bark. Spread a 3-4 inch layer of soil amendment if needed and incorporate into the soil to a depth of 10 inches. Plant 1-2" deep and 12-18" apart. Cover with soil. Water thoroughly at planting. While actively growing, water frequently and thoroughly so that water will reach roots.
Mulch to keep the soil cool and to prevent the soil from drying out. Apply fertilizer during growing season until foliage starts to turn yellow.