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North Creek Pollinator Collection

Lures pollinators for months

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 18 - 60 inches
  • Zone: 5-8
  • Flowering Date: Summer to fall

We ship this item in Spring

70458-North Creek Pollinator Collection

20 per pack $99.00

North Creek Pollinator Collection

With our friends at North Creek Nursery in Pennsylvania, we've assembled a 20-plant collection that provides continuous blooms and colorful foliage for months. A warm season bunch grass, Purple Love Grass has panicles of reddish purple flowers that rise above the foliage in late summer. Its narrow, light green leaves turn stunning bronze-red in autumn. Prairie Dropseed features fine-textured, deep green foliage with lovely, light and airy flowers. In the fall, its foliage turns glowing, pumpkin orange. Gilded Lace Coreopsis delivers prolific flowers from late summer through fall. Its lacy, fernlike foliage grows up to 4' tall and is mildew resistant. Pollinators love the clusters of sweetly scented, lavender flowers on Jeana Phlox. Blooming from midsummer through early fall, this phlox possesses outstanding mildew resistance. Raydon's Favorite Aster, one of our most reliable native perennial asters, has a strikingly beautiful mounded appearance with masses of violet-blue, daisylike flowers on 2-3' tall plants. Blooming from mid to late autumn, it is a preferred nectar source for many butterfly species.
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure20
  • Botanical NameVarious
  • Ships As3" POTS
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread12 - 48 inches
  • Spacing12 - 48 inches
  • Hardiness Zone5-8
  • Flowering DateSummer to fall
  • Flower Color:mixed
  • Soil RequirementPrefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Additional InformationCollection includes: Purple Love Grass (3), Prairie Dropseed (3), Gilded Lace Coreopsis (3), Jean Tall Phlox (6), Raydon's Favorite Aster (5)
  • Unique CharactersticsPurple Love Grass: You'll fall for love grass when panicles of reddish purple flowers rise above the foliage in late summer. Eragrostis spectabilis is a warm season bunch grass with narrow leaves arranged somewhat randomly in 10" clumps. Attractive throughout the growing season, the light green foliage turns stunning bronze-red in autumn. This grass needs full sun and will thrive in poor, sandy soil or any soil with good drainage. It prefers even moisture but can be quite drought tolerant. Love grass will slowly spread by rhizomes to a width of about 3' and may self seed. Use it alone in mass plantings or intermingle the 24" inflorescences with Rudbeckia fulgida, Ruellia humilis, and Eurybia divaricata. - Mt. Cuba Center Prairie Dropseed: According to wild Niel Dibol, of Prairie Nursery, Westfield, WI, it is "often considered to be the most handsome of the prairie grasses. It makes a well defined and very distinctive border." Fine textured, deep green foliage with lovely, light and airy flowers to 2 1/2" in September and October. Flowers have a slight fragrance similar to coriander. Often has glowing pumpkin orange fall color. Good drought tolerance. Gilded Lace Coreopsis: A selection from the 2015 Mt. Cuba Coreopsis Trials. This winner is represented by Plants Nouveau. It's signature lacy, fern-like foliage proved to be mildew resistant and vigorous in fairly poor soil. This long-legged beauty was formerlly known as 'Lacy Lingerie' during trials in the MidAtlantic. Formerly Coreopsis v. 'Lacy Lingerie' in the 2014 University of Delaware trials and at the 2015 Mt. Cuba Center trials. Slow spreader at 2' over 3 years Incredibly prolific flower display 4'+ tall with fine, feathery foliage The entire plant is covered in blooms from end to end during late summer through fall. It has a unique lacey, fern-like foliage. Mildew resistant. Tolerant of a variety of conditions, but prefers moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Jeana Phlox: Found by and n
  • Shipped3" POTS
  • Height/Habit18 - 60 inches
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

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Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

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