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Firefly Delight 12-Plant Collection

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Firefly Delight 12-Plant Collection

Regular Price
$118.00
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$118.00
Regular Price
Sold Out
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per 
  • Multi-season bloom
  • Return each year
  • Free shipping

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

This collection includes 12 native perennial plants for sun/part shade that are inviting to fireflies:

• Oxeye Sunflower (3)
• Smooth Blue Aster (3)
• Side Oats Grama Grass (3)
• Little Bluestem Grass (3)

Grown sustainably just for your area, these plants:

• Provide a firefly and pollinator habitat comprised of colorful, tall flowers and grasses that invite fireflies to flit about
• Support other key 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

The Firefly Delight plant collection was curated for its ability to provide a welcoming environment to fireflies and add texture and color to your late summer garden.

Did you know? Fireflies are actually beetles. They get the names “firefly” and “lightning bug” because of the flashes of light they naturally produce. Fireflies love long grassses and grasslike stems. They crawl to the tops of these plants, as well as trees, to signal to prospective mates on warm, humid summer evenings. Fireflies are attracted to moist areas that also provide habitat for the insects and slugs they like to eat.

This collection of native plants has the potential to support up to:

- 38 pollen specialist bees including the long-horned bee, Melissodes trinodis
- 124 butterfly/moth species, including many Skipper butterflies
- 96% of the backyard birds that rely on larval 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 12-plant collection grows to fill a space up to about 10x10 feet and can be planted in a garden bed. This particular collection is not recommended for patio containers/pots.

Meet the Plants

Little Bluestem Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium

Grows to 1.5-4 Ft

Spread 1.5-2 Ft

Blooms June-December

Light Requirement: Sun

Soil Moisture: Dry, Medium

Soil Description: Sandy, Loam, Clay, Limestone

Attracts: Butterfly and Moth Caterpillars, Birds, Fireflies

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, Butterflies, Native bees, Hummingbirds, Bumblebees, Moths, Beneficial Insects

Deer Resistant: Yes

Side Oats Grama Grass

Bouteloua curtipendula

Grows to 1.5-3 Ft

Spread 1.5-2 Ft

Blooms July-August

Light Requirement: Sun, Part shade

Soil Moisture: Dry, Medium

Soil Description: Sand, Clay, Rocky

Attracts: Butterfly and Moth Caterpillars, Birds, Fireflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

Smooth Blue Aster

Symphyotrichum laeve

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, Bees, 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.

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08/17/2022
Amy S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great start for firefly garden!

This is just the right amount for a small firefly landing pad! The false sunflower/oxeye bloomed already!

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation Firefly Delight 12-Plant Collection Review
08/18/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for sharing a photo of your new firefly garden! We are glad to hear that your experience has been good.

DG
08/13/2022
Debra G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great plants

Came in a timely manner. Good directions for planting.

08/16/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for your support and for planting with a purpose!

BW
08/03/2022
Barbara W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Review of Firefly delight

It was good. However, two of the three little bluestem grasses are not doing well. One is not going to survive and the other is looking frail.

SS
08/03/2022
Suzanne S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great plant stock

Plants arrived healthy and robust. Very excited to get them into the ground

08/04/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for planting with a purpose! We are so happy to hear that your plants arrived healthy.

KS
08/03/2022
Karen S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great idea, needs work

Plants were all severely pot bound except for the asters. I’ve been watering daily, they all look pretty good except for the oat grass. Also, summer is not a good time to order or plant even though it was a nice price.I would recommend product if I knew that in the future they wouldn’t be so pot bound.

08/12/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you for sharing your experience and for planting with a purpose. If there is anything that we can do to help, please don't hesitate to reach out at orders@gardenforwildlife.com.