Summer Songbird 6-Plant Collection

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Summer Songbird 6-Plant Collection

Regular Price
$61.20
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$68.00
Sold Out
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  • Multi-season bloom
  • Return each year
  • Free shipping
The beautiful, colorful blooms of the flowers in our Summer Songbird collection turn into seed heads in the fall that attract and serve songbirds. This collection includes six native perennial plants for sun/part-shade:
  • Purple Coneflower (2)
  • Oxeye Sunflower (2)
  • Smooth Blue Aster (2)
Grown non-GMO and free of harmful neonicotinoids for healthy pollinators and planet, these plants:
  • Support other wildlife species including birds, butterflies, moths, and bees
  • Bloom across three seasons and return each year
  • Never need chemicals and require less water once established
  • Are deer resistant, once established

    Finches, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Chickadees, Tanagers, and many other birds all enjoy the seeds from flowers in this collection.

    This collection of native plants also has the potential to support up to:
    • 44 pollen specialist bees, including the long-horned bee, Melissodes trinodis
    • 104 butterfly/moth species
    • Dozens of other pollinator species foraging for nectar
    • 96% of the backyard birds that rely on larval insects to feed their young

    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 plants have a developed root mass and emerging foliage around 4-8” high.

    Spacing: The 6-plant collection grows to fill a space up to about 4x6 feet; perfect for a small garden bed.

    Containers: Plants that spread widely can be planted in a 24-36" container, while plants that spread less can be planted in their own smaller containers, each at least 12-24" round or square.

    Meet the Plants

    Smooth Blue Aster

    Symphyotrichum laeve (Aster laevis)

    Grows to 1-3 Ft

    Spread 1-2 Ft

    Blooms August-October

    Light Requirement: Sun, Part Shade

    Soil Moisture: Dry

    Soil Description: Clay, Loam, Sandy

    Attracts: Birds, Caterpillars, Butterflies, Native Bees

    Deer Resistant: Yes

    Oxeye Sunflower

    Heliopsis helianthoides

    Grows to 3-6 Ft

    Spread 2-4 Ft

    Blooms June-September

    Light Requirement: Sun, Part Shade

    Soil Moisture: Dry, Medium

    Soil Description: Sandy, Clay, Rocky

    Attracts: Birds, Caterpillars, Butterflies, Native bees, Hummingbirds, Bumblebees, Moths, Beneficial Insects

    Deer Resistant: Yes

    Purple Coneflower

    Echinacea purpurea

    Grows to 2-5 Ft

    Spread 1.5-2 Ft

    Blooms April-September

    Light Requirement: Sun, Part Shade

    Soil Moisture: Dry, Medium

    Soil Description: Sandy, Loam, Clay, Rocky, Organic

    Attracts: Birds, Caterpillars, Butterflies, Native bees, Hummingbirds, Bumblebees, Moths, Beneficial Insects

    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.

    Customer Reviews
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    10/23/2022
    Nancy C.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Songbird Collection

    Unfortunately, this order was not in great condition when I received it. Already both of the Oxeye Sunflowers are dead. I will still order from Garden For Wildlife because I want to help support Wildlife.

    10/24/2022

    Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

    We are so sorry to hear that some of your plants are struggling. Please reach out to our customer care team at orders@gardenforwildlife.com so we can try and help.

    EH
    09/18/2022
    edward h.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    awesome

    all planted waiting to see

    09/19/2022

    Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

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

    MG
    09/14/2022
    Martin G.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Summer Songbird 6-Plant Collection - Watching It Grow

    The plants arrived healthy and safely packaged and packed. Looking forward to watching them grow this fall!

    09/14/2022

    Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

    We are so glad to hear that you have had a good experience! Thank you for your support of our mission to help wildlife with native plants

    GA
    09/07/2022
    Gary A.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Great plants, but get rid of all the plastic packaging

    The plants are healthy, good-sized specimens. I was very disappointed, however, that they were packaged in so much plastic that is difficult to recycle in my area. Please find a more environmentally friendly packing material.

    09/07/2022

    Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We are so glad to hear that your plants arrived healthy. We share your concern about plastic in the environment and have been actively searching for a replacement for our recycled plastic shipping materials that will sufficiently protect the plants in transit and ensure that the soil is kept moist enough to maintain plant health. As soon as we are able to change to a more eco-friendly alternative, we are committed to make that change.

    JS
    08/27/2022
    Jean S.
    United States United States

    Packaging

    I have only watched the video and am wondering if the packaging is sustainable to our planet. Or is there another step NWF can look into to become more sustainable. There is mushroom packaging + compostable packaging, to name a few.

    08/29/2022

    Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are currently looking for alternatives to our recycled plastic packaging that can meet our standards for keeping the plants safe and healthy in transit. We hope to have something more earth friendly soon!