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Spring Bee Buffet 6-Plant Collection (Part Shade) – Limited Edition

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Spring Bee Buffet 6-Plant Collection (Part Shade) – Limited Edition

Regular Price
$61.20
Sale Price
$61.20
Regular Price
$68.00
Sold Out
Unit Price
per 
  • Multi-season bloom
  • Return each year
  • Free shipping

Grown non-GMO and free of harmful neonicotinoids for healthy pollinators and planet.

This limited-edition collection includes six native perennial plants that are especially beneficial to bees in early spring:

  • Golden Alexander (2)
  • Wild Geranium (2)
  • Calico Aster (2)

Grown sustainably just for your area, these part-shade plants:

  • Supply essential food to native bee populations in early spring
  • Bloom across three seasons and return each year
  • Never need chemicals and require less water once established

 

The Spring Bee Buffet plant collection was curated for its ability to supply essential food to native bee populations in early spring.

This collection includes keystone plants and supports:

- 103 butterfly species
- 36 species of pollen specialist bees
- 96% of backyard birds that rely on these insects to feed their young
- Dozens of other pollinator species foraging for nectar

All purchases support National Wildlife Federation’s non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.

Our plants are grown regionally to thrive where you live and help local wildlife. Confirm availability for your area using the zip code checker near the add to cart button above.

Orders placed during an active shipping window will ship within 10 business days* of the order date.

*To ensure your plants arrive healthy, we may delay shipments to certain areas during times of extreme temperatures, natural disasters, or other conditions that will impact the plants during transit. Any delays will be clearly communicated.

See our Shipping Timeframes page for more detail.

When your order ships, you will receive an email from orders@gardenforwildlife.com with tracking information.

Your digital download containing garden design ideas and planting tips is sent by email immediately after purchase.

Also Includes: Garden design ideas and plant guidance from our pros.

Sizing: At the time of shipment, our native plants have a developed root mass and emerging foliage around 4-8” high. The 6-plant collection grows to fill a space up to about 4x6 feet; perfect for a small garden bed or patio containers.

Meet the Plants

Golden Alexander

Zizia aurea

Grows to 1-3 Ft

Spread 1.5-2 Ft

Blooms April-August

Light Requirement: Part Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist, Well-Drained

Soil Description: Clay, Loam

Attracts: Butterflies, Native Bees, Beneficial Insects

Deer Resistant: No

Wild Geranium

Geranium maculatum

Grows to 1-2 Ft

Spread 1-1.5 Ft

Blooms April-June

Light Requirement: Part Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist, Well-Drained

Soil Description: Loam, Rich organic matter

Attracts: Beneficial Insects, Butterflies, Bumblebees, Native Bees, Birds. Seeds attract Mourning Doves and Bobwhite Quail.

Deer Resistant: Yes

Calico Aster

Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus)

Grows to 2-3 Ft

Spread 2-3 Ft

Blooms August-October

Light Requirement: Sun, Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist, Well-Drained

Soil Description: Loam, Organic Material

Attracts: Butterflies, Birds, Native Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

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You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
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Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
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Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
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All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
glove icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
globe icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
globe icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.

Meet the Growers

When you buy a Garden for Wildlife™ Native Plant Collection, you're not just helping wildlife and the planet; you're also supporting the hard-working small businesses in your region who we've partnered with to grow our native plants. 

We select independent, regional growers who meet specific standards, including:

- Sustainable, chemical-free growing practices.

- Experience growing native, local ecotype plant species.

- The ability to grow and sort mass plugs/starter plants.

- The capacity to safely pack and ship plants to their new homes.

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08/14/2022
Barbara W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Spring Bee Buffet

I watched the Fed-x delivery person as he walked up to my porch unaware of what the carton contained, flipping the lightweight box around and around. The innovative packaging kept the plants safe although the soil appeared shaken up a bit. I unpacked them, gently tapped the soil back into place, and set them outside where they would be planted. The plants arrived as promised just as the very high temperatures outside were set to cool down. All of the plants were in great condition; not smashed nor in need of water. I planted them within two days and watered them every day for a week. They are all growing and look very healthy.

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation Spring Bee Buffet 6-Plant Collection (Part Shade) – Limited Edition Review
08/17/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We appreciate the support of our mission to help wildlife and the planet with native plants!

PD
08/03/2022
Patricia D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

A learning experience!

One variety is doing very well! The other two are in spots that are too shady for them to thrive. I'd love to see more customization of the packs in the future. Happy to learn about and support native plants!

08/10/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for sharing your experience!

SL
08/03/2022
Sue L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great selection!

I have them planted and they are growing. Something chewed one pretty far down, unfortunately. I'm hoping it will come back and be beautiful.

08/05/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for sharing your experience and for gardening for wildlife! We are sorry to hear that one of your plants was nibbled - if the roots were left intact, the plant should come back. If we can help with anything, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at orders@gardenforwildlife.com.

MM
08/03/2022
Mary M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great Plants

The plants arrived in fantastic packaging, a container that had individual slots for each plant and were all in good condition. Plants are doing well and I look forward to next year to see how they have expanded.

08/09/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

We are so glad to hear that you have had a good experience with your plants. Thank you for your support!

DS
07/26/2022
Doreen S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

New Garden

The plants were healthy and well packaged on arrival. I planted in the ground within two days and all did well. My only problem came from my dogs and wildlife. I had to secure the area to prevent plants from getting trampled.

07/26/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are thrilled to hear that your plants are doing well!