Bird Watcher Plant Collection

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Invite songbirds to your garden with our Bird Watcher Plant Collection. These native perennials offer nesting materials, shelter, and food to create bountiful bird habitat right in your back yard. Featuring Elderberry, Switchgrass, Echinacea, Ironweed, and Baptisia, this collection is ideal for a woodland edge or open area of the garden. Fill your garden with visual interest and flying friends all year round. Collection of 5 plants.
Zones 4 - 9
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Great For Mass Plantings
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height Heights range from 3-10 ft tall , Covers approximately 61-100 sq ft
Bloom TimeEarly summer through fall.
Item Package SizeCollection of 5

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

Our Bird Watcher Plant Collection is a great option for enhancing bird habitat in your existing garden, or giving you a head start when planting a new garden. Repeat the collection to fill larger spaces. Switchgrass provides nesting habitat, shelter, and foraging ground for birds, and is known to attract Dark-eyed Juncos, White-throated Sparrows, White-crowned Sparrows, Song Sparrows, and Lark Sparrows. Ironweed and Echinacea provide small fiber nesting materials, and will attract beneficial insects as food for birds; when flowers fade, seeds provide another food source. Ironweed and Echinacea attract House Finches, Purple Finches, Cassin’s Finches, American Goldfinches, Lesser Goldfinches, and Pine Siskins. Baptisia not only provides more pollinator-attracting nectar and plentiful seedpods, but also feeds the soil as a nitrogen-fixing legume. Elderberry’s spring flowers attract pollinators, which are an important protein source for birds to feed their young; fall berries provide a good food source for adult birds; the shrub’s elegant branches provide year-round shelter for birds and visual interest to structure the garden. Elderberries attract Northern Cardinals, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Blue Grosbeaks, Scarlet Tanagers, and Western Tanagers. (Birding information via the Audubon Society.)

Our Bird Watcher Plant Collection covers roughly 61-100 sq ft and includes 5 plants:

Shipped as Potted Plants:
1 x 'Northwind' Switchgrass
1 x 'Magnus' Echinacea
1 x Common Ironweed
1 x Baptisia
1 x Wild Elderberry

*Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the garden/collection design.

You may also be interested in our Bird Watcher Native Shrub Collection and our Bird Watcher Native Pre-Planned Garden.

More Information
Item Package Size
Collection of 5
Common Name
Bird Watcher Plant Collection
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
Heights range from 3-10 ft tall
Mature Spread
Covers approximately 61-100 sq ft
Bloom Time
Early summer through fall.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Item Unit
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

Shipping Rates

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US Shipping Charges

Merchandise Total Shipping
Up to $19.99$6.99
$20 to $34.99$8.99
$35 to $49.99$10.99
$50 to $74.99$12.99
$75 to $99.99$14.99
$100 and Over$16.99

Canadian Shipping Charges

Merchandise Shipping
Up to $24.99$14.95
$25 to $49.99$19.95
$50 to $74.99$24.95
$75 to $99.99$29.95
$100 and Over$39.95

If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. If you have any questions, please call us at (877) 309-7333.

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