Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden - for Drier Soils

Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden - for Drier Soils


For drier soils and near full sun exposure. Shorter stature. 14 species.

The plants in this garden kit will provide a succession of blooms throughout the growing season.  Species were selected to provide both nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds and food for caterpillars.  Included with each order: full-color Planting and Care Instructions and our Planting Layout Suggestions.

Tray details:
• Each of the 38 plant cells are 5” deep x 2” wide at top
• At least 1 tag per species will be provided
• Recommended spacing is one plant / 2-3 sq. ft.; kit covers approx. 75 sq. ft.

* Please note: We encourage early ordering! Some species may sell out before the shipping season begins.  For the Garden Kit trays we may need to substitute appropriate species without notice due to shortages later in the season or unforeseen greenhouse failures.

1 Question asked on Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden - for Drier Soils

Q Stephanie • 01/21/2018 Hi! We are considering this kit for a space in our back yard that we cleared of invasive species. The problem is that we get a lot of deer in our yard. Are many of the plants in this kit relatively deer resistant? We find that the deer in our area are special deer in that they even go after our elderberry bushes. Thanks for any help!
A Prairie Moon • 01/22/2018 Great question! Most of the plants are deer resistant- Anise Hyssop, Butterfly Weed, Pale Purple Coneflower, Button Blazing Star, Wild Bergamot, Hairy Mountain Mint, Orange Coneflower, and both grasses. However, when they’re young, their deer resistance typically hasn’t kicked in yet and they’ll still require some protection. Of course if the deer in your area are that hungry, you may still find yourself having to take deer preventative measures even once the plants are mature.
Potted Plants:

Trays (38 plants) leave our Midwest greenhouse based on species readiness (well-rooted for transit) and based on order date; shipping begins early-May and goes into June. Each of the 38 plant cells are 2” wide at top x 5” deep; ideal for deep-rooted natives. Full-color tags and planting instructions/care are included with each order.

Download: Tips on Planting and Care of Potted Plants

For the Garden Kit trays, we may need to substitute appropriate species without notice due to shortages later in the season or unforeseen greenhouse failures.

Shipping & Handling Charges:
For Potted Plant orders $50.00 and under: $7.50
For Potted Plant orders over $50.00: add 15% of the total plant cost.

We ship potted trays with UPS, and SpeeDee in the Midwest, so we must have a street address. Long-distance shipments (to the East Coast and West) taking 3 or more days are only shipped on Mondays to prevent plants from drying out over the weekend. If you are ordering during the shipping season, please allow at least one week for us to process your order.

Orders ship only when all species in the tray are transit-hardy, and then by order date, typically beginning early May and going into June. Potted plants are seedlings started the previous winter and growth is weather-dependant. Plants must be large and well-rooted enough to stay in their cells during shipment. Our greenhouses are located in the Upper Midwest, and due to the challenges of getting all the species in the Mix & Match and Pre-Designed Garden Kits transit-ready at the same time, we typically can't ship before early May. Earlier shipment requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

*We are unable to ship potted or bare root plants outside the contiguous US or to California due to government regulations.


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