Bees & Butterflies Abound Garden
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Exclusive to Veseys. Some of our all time favourites, easy to grow, sun-loving plants that have one great thing in common, they are bee and butterfly friendly! With this glorious garden, "BEE" prepared for your garden to "BEEcome" the butterflies new hangout!
Garden includes 27 bulbs: 6 Asiatic Lilies, 6 purple and 6 white Liatris, 3 Dwarf Daylilies (red, pink & yellow), 3 Coneflowers (purple, white & yellow) and 3 Butterfly Flowers (2 orange & 1 white).
Sold as: Pkg of 27
|1||Pkg of 27||$ 49.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 27||$ 44.95 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 27||$ 42.45 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 27||$ 39.95 / pkg|
Planting Perennial Roots:
It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more than a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. 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 awhile before the plant shows itself.
The most natural location for lilies is on sloping ground with excellent drainage. Prepare the soil with large amounts of organic matter such as leaf mold or compost. Plant with the roots downward, when in doubt plant on their side. Plant 6" deep (or 3 times the thickness of the bulb) and 9-12” apart, preferably in groups of 3-6. After planting, water well two or three times before freezing. Lilies are most effective when planted in groups of three or more. The tallest varieties belong at the back of the border and may need staking. All lilies must have excellent drainage. They thrive where they get full sun on their tops but will also adapt to light shade. Plant them among leafy perennials, annuals or ground cover to keep the roots cool in summer. A 2" deep mulch is also helpful. All lilies benefit from extra water during dry spells. Remove spent flowers but do not cut stalks after blooming; wait until the foliage has turned yellow. The foliage of adjacent perennials can camouflage the ripening process.
Planting Liatris: 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.
Planting Daylilies: Plant daylilies 18"-24" apart in any good garden soil with the crowns about 2" below the soil surface. They thrive in full sun or part shade. Most hybrids bloom best with 6-8 hours of sun each day. Daylilies tolerate poor soil and drought but bloom best if soil is kept moist. Deadhead regularly. Divide plants in fall or spring.
Planting Coneflowers: 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 Butterfly Flowers: Plant 15"-18" apart with the top of the tap root about 1/2" to 1" below soil level and digging deep enough to plant the carrot-like root vertically without coiling or breaking the roots. Mix a couple teaspoons of bone meal into the planting hole if desired. Grows best in full sun, in sandy, well drained, soil. May be difficult to move without damaging the root system if they have been planted for a long time. If necessary transplant only when dormant or propagate by seed.