Generalist Pollinator Garden Kit
An exuberance of nectar plants with large clusters of florets useful to many pollinators, but geared toward honey bees and other generalist feeders. For supporting native bees and specialist bees, please see our Specialist Bee and Pollinator Garden Kit.
Honeybee kits contain a greater number of each plant grouped together to attract pollinators and allow for more efficient feeding. Plants are selected for all-season bloom time. This garden kit is designed for full to part sun, medium soil to dry. Comes with an instruction sheet to guide garden layout, with room for a perching rock or water source (instructions included). Standard assortment includes:
- Pale Agoseris,
- Lanceleaf Coreopsis,
- Foxglove beardtounge,
- Pale Purple Coneflower,
- Butterfly Weed,
- Wild Bergamot,
- Early, Giant, or Maxamillian Sunflower,
- Northern Blazingstar,
- New England Aster,
- Smooth Blue Aster,
- Early Goldenrod,
- Showy Goldenrod.
Substitutions are possible depending on availability, and may include Grey Headed Cone Flower, Black-eyed Susan, Showy Coneflower, Purple Coneflower, Common Yarrow, Blue Vervain, Swamp Milkweed, Hairy Goldenrod, Stiff Goldenrod, Sky Blue Aster, Northern Heartleaf Aster, Tall Sunflower, Maximillion Sunflower, or others. These plants are also recommended if you want to expand your garden.
This economical kit includes 38 plugs that fill 38 square feet at 1 foot spacing - a 4'x9.5' bed; or up to 86 square feet at 1.5 sq. ft. spacing - a 6'x14' bed. Each plant is individually tagged for identification and all tags include height so you can alter the layout to suit your space. Note that the picture is an example of our plants in a plug tray. We don't have pictures of this actual mix in a plug tray yet and it will differ from the main picture.