Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds play a critical part 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 actually make a difference. By planting pollen and nectar rich flowers, you 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. Important to plant a large variety of flowers and also important to have a long succession of blooms to provide nectar throughout the season. Here we've designed 5 Pollinator Blends with all of these components in mind. An added bonus to these blends is that they are simply beautiful, with a wildflower, carefree vibe. Consider getting a neighbour on board to attract pollinators with you and begin a patchwork of pollinator gardens in your community.
This pollinator blend includes 'Goldstrum' Rudbeckia, 'Rubinzwerg' Helenium, 'Ritro' Globe Thistle & Astrantia major.
Sold as: Pkg of 10
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.