Pollinator Powerpack Brights (#2)
Plant 1: Liatris ‘Kobold’
- Liatris, also known as Blazing Star, are excellent compact plants for perennial borders and cutting gardens. No staking is needed.
- Grows in any condition. Low maintenance. Cut back flowering spikes by one half after flowering to promote rebloom. Seedheads can be left on to provide fall interest and to supply winter bird food. Can be divided every 4 years or so in spring or fall. Emerging plants look like grass clumps so be careful in spring when weeding.
Plant 2: Echinacea 'Tanager'
- Echinacea, also known as Coneflower, are bright, prolific bloomers!
- Leave some spent blooms on the plants in the fall because their seeds provide winter food for finches and other birds. The dried seed heads also provide architectural interest in the winter. May be slow to emerge in the spring. These generally don't need to be divided but can be divided in early spring or early fall.
Plant 3: Phlox 'Drummond's Pink'
- This is a creeping variety with larger flowers that engulf dark green needle-like foliage. Fragrant deep pink flowers sparkle with deeper pink eyes.
- Phlox subulata spreads rapidly to cover any open sunny spot in mid-spring. Prefers sandy soil.