Spring Bee Buffet 6-Plant Collection

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Spring Bee Buffet 6-Plant Collection

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

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

  • Golden Alexander (2)
  • Jacob's Ladder (2)
  • Blue Wood Aster (2)

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

     

    This collection includes keystone plants and has the potential to support up to:
    • 103 butterfly/moth species
    • 34 species of pollen specialist bees
    • Dozens of other pollinator species foraging for nectar
    • 96% of backyard birds that rely on these 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

    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, Sand

    Attracts: Butterflies, Native Bees, Beneficial Insects

    Deer Resistant: No

    Blue Wood Aster

    Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius)

    Grows to 2-4 Ft

    Spread 1.5-2 Ft

    Blooms June-November

    Light Requirement: Part Shade, Shade

    Soil Moisture: Dry, Medium, Moist

    Soil Description: Sandy, Loam, Clay

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

    Deer Resistant: Yes

    Jacob's Ladder

    Polemonium reptans

    Grows to 1-1.5 Ft

    Spread 1-1.5 Ft

    Blooms April-June

    Light Requirement: Part Shade, Shade

    Soil Moisture: Moist

    Soil Description: Sandy, Loam, Rich Organic Matter

    Attracts: Native Bees, Bumblebees, Caterpillars, Butterflies

    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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    BW
    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!