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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
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$61.20
Regular Price
$68.00
Sold Out
Unit Price
per 

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

  • Golden Alexander (2)
  • Wild Geranium (2)
  • Blue Wood 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.

This is a limited-edition collection that will only ship in April and May to the following states: AR, CT, DE, DC, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI.

Orders placed outside this time frame (pre-orders) will ship after the frost date for your zone.

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

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
Blooms April-August

Light Requirement: Part Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist, Well-Drained

Soil Description: Clay, Loam

Attracts: Butterflies, Native Bees, Beneficial Insects

Wild Geranium

Geranium maculatum

Grows to 1-2 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.

Blue Wood Aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius)

Grows to 2-4 Ft
(Cut back in late July for more compact bloom)

Blooms June-November

Light Requirement: Part Shade; Shade

Soil Moisture: Moist; Well-Drained

Soil Description: Rich organic matter, Clay, Loam

Attracts: Butterflies, Native Bees, Birds

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.

Impact

Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden.

- You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.

- You'll help to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.

- Plus, all orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.