Bee Good Pollinator Blend
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
This Pollinator Blend includes 7 roots, 1 each of Purple Coneflower, Meadowsweet, Sea Holly, Blue Fortune Agastache, Pink Tanna Sanguisorba, Elsie Hugh Malve and Millenium Allium. Pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds play a critical role in our planet’s biodiversity, the global food system and human health. Sadly, some species of pollinators, and bees in particular, are seeing a decline in their populations. Here is where home gardeners like you can make a difference. By planting pollen and nectar rich flowers you can attract and provide food for these invaluable species. When planting a pollinator friendly garden, it is important to plant a sizeable mass of flowers, so they are easily seen, and it is also important to have a long succession of blooms to provide nectar throughout the season. Height 15-32". No. 1 size roots.
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It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be a while before the plant shows itself.
Planting Coneflower: Echinaceae grow well in full sun to light shade in any well-drained soil and are quite drought tolerant once established. Plant with crowns just under soil surface. Space plants 18"-24" apart. Deadhead the flowers to encourage continued bloom. Dig and divide in spring or fall if they start to die out in the center or outgrow the space.
Planting Sea Holly: Plant in a fast-draining, infertile soil with full sun. Avoid clay soils. Mulch with gravel or not at all. Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. Thereafter, infrequent but deep watering is all this plant needs. Deadheading is not needed as it will not extend the bloom season or bring the plants back into flower. Fertilize lightly in the fall with a good quality compost. Eryngium is a tap rooted plant and does not like to be transplanted once established. Don't divide as tap rooted plants resent having their roots disturbed.Seed heads are ornamental and attract seed-eating songbirds.These are low care perennials that don't like rich soil or a lot of water; this makes the plants leggy and prone to flopping.
Planting Agastache: Plant in full sun and slightly alkaline soil. The most critical factor is good drainage. This plant will NOT tolerate wet soil, especially in winter. When planting, put a thick layer of gravel in the bottom of the hole and then mix more in with the filler soil. Native to the southwest US and Mexico, it is naturally heat and drought tolerant.
Planting Allium: Very easy to grow in full sun to part shade. It will tolerate soil of any fertility and will grow in clay soil. Place crown just at or slightly below soil level. This selection has not been known to reseed and is not invasive. It may be propagated in fall by digging it up and dividing the rhizome with the bulblets attached. Allium is typically pest and disease free. Its aromatic foliage also makes it deer and rabbit resistant.