Big and Tall Kit for Butterflies and Birds- NEW! (10 plants)
Big and Tall Kit for Butterflies and Birds- NEW! (10 plants)
Big and Tall Kit for Butterflies and Birds- NEW! (10 plants)
Big and Tall Kit for Butterflies and Birds- NEW! (10 plants)
Big and Tall Kit for Butterflies and Birds- NEW! (10 plants)
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Big and Tall Kit for Butterflies and Birds- NEW! (10 plants)

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This New Big and Tall Kit for Butterflies and Birds has a little something for everybody: pollen, nectar, and nesting material for native bees; seeds and nesting material for birds; and nectar and larval hosts for butterflies! This grouping is TALL, with heights ranging from 3' - 8'. It would be perfect next to a fence as a grouping, or use these plants to fill in the back of a native garden you are developing. This colorful collection of white, pink, yellow, and purple flowers will bloom successively from June through October.

Design Tips:

  • Prepare your garden site (follow the link for details)
  • A spot with full to partial sun and moderate soil moisture are ideal conditions for this grouping
  • Group plants of the same species together
  • Consider the height of each plant—position taller plants at the back and shorter plants at the front.
  • Plant 2 feet apart

Kit Contents:
This kit has two of five tall varieties for a total of 10 plants. Details for each are below, and the images of them on the left of your screen appear in the listed order.

Approximate Garden Size: 2' wide x 10' long or 20 sq ft.

2- Cup Plant
2- Tall Coreopsis
2- Hoary Vervain
2- New England Aster
2- Rose Mallow

Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum)
Native Perennial
Sun Exposure: Full
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moist, Wet
Soil Type: Wet to mesic soils. Will tolerate clay soil.
Height: 3'-6'
Bloom Time: July-September
Bloom Color: Yellow
Resistance: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds, and other birds for seeds and water
Pollinator benefit: suitable for all bee types; provides nesting material for native bees; good nectar plant

Tall Coreopsis (Coreopsis tripteris)
Native Perennial
Sun Exposure: Part Shade
Soil
Moisture: Moist
Soil Type: Moist to dry sands
Height: 3-6'
Bloom Time:  July, August, September
Bloom Color: Yellow
Attracts: Butterflies, bees, birds
Pollinator benefit: Good for native bees

Hoary Vervain (Verbena strict)
Native Perennial
Sun Exposure: Full
Soil Moisture: Dry
Height: 1' to 6'
Bloom Time:  June to September
Bloom Color: Blue, purple
Drought: High tolerance
Deer: Resistant
Attracts: Butterflies, native bees
Pollinator benefits: Larval Host for Common Buckeye butterfly; Xerces Society rating: Special Value to Native Bees (Recognized by pollination ecologists as attracting large numbers of native bees.)

New England Aster (Symphiotrichum novae-angliae)
Native Perennial
Sun Exposure: Full, Partial

Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Height: 5ft
Bloom Time: August - October
Bloom Color: Purple
Resistant to: Deer, Drought
Attracts: Bees, butterflies, birds
Pollinator benefit: Larval Host Plant for Checkerspot butterfly and various moths, late season nectar producer for all nectaring insects.
Supports 105 Native Species!

Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)
Native Perennial
Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet
Height: 3'-8'
Bloom Time:  July, August, September
Bloom Color: white, pink
Attracts: Hummingbirds, butterflies, bees
Pollinator Benefit: nectar source