Planting for Pollinators in Minnetonka – Plant Kits

The City of Minnetonka presents Planting for Pollinators in Minnetonka. We are pleased to partner with MNL to offer this online sale of native plants to benefit pollinators in our community.
Choose from a variety of expertly designed plant kits for different growing environments.

Learn more about each of the available plant kits below.

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Planting for Pollinators in Minnetonka – Plant Kits

All of MNL’s signature plant kits include 36 plants; six plants of six different species. Species included will vary based on current inventory and availability in a variety of bloom times and blossom colors.  We recommend planting in a 40-60 sq. ft. area.  If you prefer choosing specific species, check out the Planting for Pollinators – Design your own tray  to create your own collection of 36 plants.  Each plant kit will be packaged in it’s own box and delivered right to your door.  Shipping will begin in May 2022.  You will be notified before your plants are shipped so you’ll know when to expect delivery. 

Each kit is $74.00 (save $5 off our regular retail price) and includes free shipping. Every kit will be packaged in it’s own box and delivered right to your door. Shipping will begin in May 2022.  You will be notified before your plants are shipped so you’ll know when to expect delivery.

 

Monarch Special Kit

Who doesn’t love seeing Monarch Butterflies? Now you can turn your backyard into a Monarch sanctuary. The Monarch Special Kit is designed to create the perfect environment for our orange and black winged friends. With milkweed species for the caterpillars to feast on and other blooming species for nectar, they won’t be able to resist. More than just for butterflies, you will enjoy a variety of colorful blooms, as well. Best planted in dry to mesic soil with plenty of sunlight any anywhere you want to see Monarch Butterflies.

 

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Kit – Full Sun

MNL has partnered with the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources and the Lawns to Legumes program to design pollinator gardens to help create habitat for the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. Each species is listed as a “superfood” by the MnBWSR.  Best planted in dry to mesic soils with plenty of sunlight.

 

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Kit – Part Shade

MNL has partnered with the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources and the Lawns to Legumes program to design pollinator gardens to help create habitat for the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. Each species is listed as a “superfood” by the MnBWSR.  These species will strive in areas of your yard that may have sun at certain times of the day and shade when the sun moves behind a tree or building.  Best planted in dry to moist soils in areas with a mix of shade and sunlight.

 

Short & Tidy Kit

Perfect for small or preexisting ornamental flowerbeds, the Short and Tidy Kit is designed with compact species that don’t mind staying in one spot. This collection will provide Spring and Summer blooms in a wide range of colors while providing habitat for all types of pollinators, insects, and butterflies. With the short stature of these plants, consider using as an accent under a mailbox, near a flagpole, under a post and rail fence, or even in front of your home.  Best planted in mesic soils with plenty of sunlight.

 

Rain Garden Kit

Full of gorgeous wetland wildflowers, turn wet areas into a beautiful Rain Garden. Designed perfectly for smaller, contained runoff areas.  Enjoy bright and vibrant blossoms throughout the growing season. Expect to attract a wide variety of insects and pollinators to your rain garden, including Monarch Butterflies!  Consider planting at the edge of parking lots, driveways, and any other areas with concentrated runoff.  Best planted in heavy soils with high moisture with plenty of sunlight.

 

Woodland Edge Kit

The Woodland Edge Kit is specifically designed to create a natural transition from open areas to woodland areas.  These plants will strive in both direct sunlight as well as shade.  A fantastic, natural habitat for many pollinators and insects. Consider planting on the border between wooded and open areas or at the wooded edge of your yard to reduce maintenance around those trees that are hard to mow under. Best planted in dry to mesic soil.