Rain Garden for Pollinators

Rain Garden for Pollinators 38 plants

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Please check back December 2021 to pre-order for Spring 2022!
For moist soils and near full sun exposure. Heights range from 2-5 ft. 14 species. The 38 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 Kit 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. 75-100 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.

3 Questions asked on Rain Garden for Pollinators

Q Hayley • January 11 Hi there, I am interested in using a planting tray to plant a (roughly) 6x12' rain garden in what I would call partial sun. The natural soil on the site is sandy, pretty dry and well-drained, but it is a low spot that gets innundated irregularly with rains. It almost always fully drains within 24-48 hours of filling up. Given the 'moist' soil requirement, would this mix be appropriate, or should I consider mixing and matching? Thanks!
A Prairie Moon • January 11 Hi Hayley. Yes, I think this Garden Kit would be perfect for this spot. The natives in this kit prefer a medium-wet soil but will also thrive in medium soils like you have.
Q Mary • February 22 Are many of the plants in this kit relatively deer resistant?
A Prairie Moon • February 24 Yes, we would consider most of the species deer resistant. Keep in mind, nothing is ever deer proof! Each deer population is unique and might browse on different plants in different areas.
Q Rebecca • January 22 I was curious how big (size in inches) the tray is you would ship to my house?
A Prairie Moon • January 25 Hi Rebecca, Great question! The potted tray is 12x21x5" and the box that we ship it in is 12x21x10".
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.


Sun Exposure
Full, Partial
Soil Moisture
Medium-Wet, Medium
2-5 feet
Pollinator Favorite: butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, beetles Highly recommended for home landscaping
USDA Zones
Plant Spacing
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