Q: What plants are included in the Butterfly Plants Group of 10? Is there a difference in what you get if you order the small or the quart pots?

Asked by: Dayton - 2/2/2016
A: The plants in the group vary a little from year to year based on what we have in stock. In 2016, the group will consist of a blazing star species, garden phlox, a milkweed, purple coneflower, an aster, wild bergamot, slender mountain mint, joe pye weed, blue sage, and a coreopsis.

We try to keep the large and small groups the same, but it all varies with our inventory. You can list species you would prefer to receive in the comments section during checkout (list the milkweed, blazing star, or other nonspecific plant that you would like).

The quart pot plants will have a larger root structure and, perhaps, a higher likelihood of blooming the first year (depends on the species).
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Answer provided by: Administrator (2/3/2016)

Q: How much sun is needed for this grouping? How much watering?

Asked by: Kristin - 3/20/2017
A: This group, generally, will grow in full sun and shouldn't need to be watered after they are established. Some of the plants listed are not specified down to the species. For example, you will receive one of five different blazing star species that we carry. You can request a certain species, and if we have it, we'll use the one you request. We have several Rudbeckia species; some grow in harsh, dry conditions while others prefer to be fairly wet. If your growing conditions are dry, you can specify that you "prefer drier species chosen for the butterfly group" when you're ordering online. There is a comment section on the checkout page for this type of detail. If you give us these details, we can try to select plants that are suitable for your garden.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (3/20/2017)

Q: I am considering this grouping for 2 large pots on my deck. Is now an OK time to purchase or should I wait until spring when more flowers are available? Thanks.

Asked by: Amie - 9/12/2017
A: Now is a good time to plant nearly all of the plants that we sell. Your pots should have a surface area of about 25 square feet for our plant groupings. Also, this group will contain some species that may get too tall for a pot and tend to lean quite a bit. You might be interested in an incomplete list of plants that we've experimented with for growing in decorative containers. Send us an email at [email protected] to request the list.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (9/26/2017)

Q: Do you provide a planting diagram with the group ofv10 selection?

Asked by: Karen - 1/7/2019
A: No. You can find spacing suggestions and plant height on the tags that come with the plants. This should help you determine where to plant them. Generally, taller and bigger plants are placed in the center or back of flowerbeds. Small plants are placed at the outer edges of beds.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (1/7/2019)

Q: Are these perinials? thanks

Asked by: Brian - 4/28/2019
A: Yes, they are.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (4/29/2019)

Q: When is the best time to plant these in Kansas City? Will they hold for awhile in a window in case weather keeps me from planting for a week or two?

Asked by: John Head - 2/6/2020
A: They can be planted year round. Our plants are not kept in heated greenhouses, so they are pretty much dormant right now (February). They would be fine in a window.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (2/6/2020)

Q: Bee and butterfly plants. question- will these work in a spot that is full sun, little shade

Asked by: Meredith Donaldson - 4/16/2020
A: Yes, they will do well in full sun.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (5/7/2020)

Q: I am partial to the orange Butterfly milkweed. Is it possible to get 10 quart pots of this plant?

Asked by: Bill - 4/16/2020
A: When in stock, you can usually order as many butterfly weed as you want. The Plant Groupings are designed to encourage novices and native plant enthusiasts to add diversity to their plantings.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (5/7/2020)

Q: Is the Butterfly Weed the Asclepius tuberosa? with orange flowers?

Asked by: Angela - 4/24/2020
A: Yes. Butterfly weed is a milkweed and is known more specifically as Asclepias tuberosa. It has bright orange flowers and is a host plant for monarch butterflies. Other milkweeds are also monarch host plants.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (5/7/2020)

Q: Does this grouping need full sun, or could it handle part sun?

Asked by: Ellen - 5/18/2020
A: It can handle part sun.
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Answer provided by: Administrator (5/21/2020)