Bee Wise Pollinator Blend
You would be wise to plant this pollinator magnet. Complementary colours, textures and forms make this blend extremely pleasing to the gardener as well as to the bees! This pollinator blend includes 15 bulbs/roots including Sea Holly, Rudbeckia, Tall Phlox and Liatris. Height 12-30".
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to hardiness zone.
Scroll down for more details and growing information.
Sold as: Pkg of 15
|1||Pkg of 15||$ 44.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 15||$ 40.45 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 15||$ 38.20 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 15||$ 35.95 / pkg|
It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive your order. 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.
Plant bulbs as soon as possible, once you have received your shipment. Refer to the variety product page under the Growing Information tab for individual planting tips per bulb type. If you cannot plant the bulbs as soon as they have been shipped to you, remove the bulbs from plastic bags and put them on trays with damp peat moss or sawdust in a cool, well-ventilated place until you have a chance to plant them. Do not let the bulbs freeze. Plant outdoors once the conditions are right for your hardiness zone.
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. This tap rooted plant does not like to be transplanted once established. 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.
Thrives in full sun or part shade in moderately fertile, moist, well drained soil. Best flower production occurs in full sun, although this plant will tolerate some light shade. Once established, Black-eyed Susan form large, dense clumps that will tolerate considerable drought. Plant 2 ft. apart in full sun to part shade in ordinary soil so tops of plants are level with the surface. Deadheading spent blooms encourages a longer blooming season. Plants are easily divided in spring when they become crowded.
Set the plants 12"-15" apart with growing tips 1" below soil surface. They need full sun and organically enriched soil and benefit greatly from monthly fertilizing. They will form sizable clumps which can be divided every 3 years.Cut off spent flowers to extend the bloom time. Water during dry periods. Taller varieties may need staking. To prevent powdery mildew, provide good air circulation, keep plants healthy, and use wettable sulfur at the first sign of infection.
Plant the corms 1" deep and 6"-8" apart. Plant liatris in full sun and in very well-drained soil. It will tolerate even poor soil and summer droughts.