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Bird Watcher Plant Collection

SKU: AM019752
per Collection of 5
Shipping begins the week of March 18th, 2024
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.
key features
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Long Bloom Time, Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
Heights range from 3-10 ft tall
Bloom Time
Early summer through fall.


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.