Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden

A High Country Gardens Exclusive, our drought resistant jumbo Waterwise pre-planned garden will allow you to grow more flowers while using less water with this arresting combination of long-blooming, easy-care perennials. Their bright, clear colors are a delight to your eye, but their uneatable foliage will keep the rabbits and deer at bay. Perfect for that hot, sunny spot in your yard. Save $17-$20 off the single plant price. Available in two sizes, 2.5" pots or 5" pots. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Early summer to mid fall
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Garden of 18 Plants
SKU HBL2DXX

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Finally, here is the solution for that big patch of bare ground that cries out for something really bright and colorful. Just imagine how great your garden will look with this beautifully matched grouping of long blooming, low-care flowers. Best of all, no landscape design experience is needed as the collection comes complete with professionally prepared plans. The plants in this garden will thrive in full and part sun locations. This garden collection covers an area from 75 to 100 sq. ft. in size. Save $17-$20 off the single plant price.

Included in the drought-resistant garden collection are 3 plants each of: Salvia May Night, Achillea Moonshine (5"), Nepeta Select Blue, Coreopsis Zagreb/a>, 4 plants of Centranthus ruber Coccineus (Jupiter's Beard) (5"), and 2 plants of Artemisia Powis Castle. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes. The garden is not recommended for coastal areas of CA, OR, WA, because the Centranthus Ruber can behave aggressively in these areas. Order our Jumbo Waterwise Garden for the West Coast instead. Note that this garden will perform best in morning sun/afternoon shade in hot desert climates.

Associated SKUs
HBL2DXX
HBLD818 (Garden of 18) - Out of stock.
99503R (Garden of 18 Plants - 2.5" Pots)
99503P (Garden of 18 Plants - 5" Pots)
Common Name Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden
Botanical Name Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Bloom Time Early summer to mid fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Additional Information Not recommended for coastal areas of CA, WA, OR.
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Hot Desert
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (17)
  • Accurate instructions (16)
  • Hardy (13)
  • Healthy (13)
  • Fragrant (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (16)
  • Outdoors (10)
  • Patio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

You had me at "neonicotinoid free"

I bought the waterwise garden for 4 raised beds around my garden shed. (Feeding the feral bees was what I had in mind and thank you for your stand on neonicotinoids). The beds...Read complete review

I bought the waterwise garden for 4 raised beds around my garden shed. (Feeding the feral bees was what I had in mind and thank you for your stand on neonicotinoids). The beds get mid morning to mid afternoon sun. My plants arrived last fall. I was impressed by how carefully they were packaged. Instructions were easy to follow. I bought the Plant Success Granular Mycorrhiza Root Innoculant, the Planters II Natural Trace Mineral Fertilizer, and the Yum Yum Mix Winterizer. I followed the planting instructions to the letter, including using a thick store bought mulch. Everything settled in for autumn and the coming Denver winter.
However...some small night animal (we think skunk or raccoon) LOVED the soil additives so much that in the morning my plants were dug up and laying on the ground. I replanted them once more with the Plant Success and Yum Yum mix and covered the raised beds with wire fencing to keep out the mystery critter. The artemisia was put in a different spot in the yard and they were dug up three times before I just smacked them in the ground and said good luck..
The coreopsis died back hard this winter and I didn't think it would be back, but after stirring the mulch around each plant this week I see it has spread nicely and all the plants look great, including the artemisia, which must have an iron will to live. Thank you for such healthy plants.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not So Hot

Followed easy to follow instruction. One third of the plants were eaten by deer within a few days. Put up netting to protect. Next another third of the plants did not come back....Read complete review

Followed easy to follow instruction. One third of the plants were eaten by deer within a few days. Put up netting to protect. Next another third of the plants did not come back. The remaining third look very nice, but the deer still like to eat them. Would not recommend for area with deer or rabbits.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing results so far!

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from Salt Lake City, UT

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  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

    I planted the jumbo water wise garden in May 2016 in Salt Lake City - with phenomenal results this first summer! Other than having some critters eat a couple of the yarrow, all of the plants have grown large and healthy - and have attracted many pollinators as well. I will definitely order more of the preplanned gardens from you going forward. Thank you!

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not So Hot

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    from Carson city Nevada High Sierra Mountains

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    • Attractive

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

    Followed easy to follow instruction. One third of the plants were eaten by deer within a few days. Put up netting to protect. Next another third of the plants did not come back. The remaining third look very nice, but the deer still like to eat them. Would not recommend for area with deer or rabbits.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Growing as planned

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    from Manalapan, NJ

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

      Plans were easy to follow. Planted in the fall and marked with stakes. All did will and the garden is already to have some color.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      JUMBO WATERWISE PRE-PLANNED GARDEN

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      from Red Bluff, CA

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • No Bad From High Country

      Best Uses

      • Dry Garden Area
      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

      We depend on a well for water and California suffering a drought I wanted to set up a dry area that has a poor water supply. In less then six months the plants are doing well. I was surprised at fast they adapted themselves to our very poor soil and watering problems. They are flourishing. I have never been disappointed with High Country
      Gardens products. I will only buy mail order plants from them.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this garden

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      from Zeeland, MI

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

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        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

        I planted this garden around my mailbox next to our dirt road. It is thriving where most plants before died from not getting enough water. It is beautiful and looks like a professional garden. I added bulbs to make it a seasonal garden.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        You had me at "neonicotinoid free"

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        from Denver CO

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            • Raised Beds

            Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

            I bought the waterwise garden for 4 raised beds around my garden shed. (Feeding the feral bees was what I had in mind and thank you for your stand on neonicotinoids). The beds get mid morning to mid afternoon sun. My plants arrived last fall. I was impressed by how carefully they were packaged. Instructions were easy to follow. I bought the Plant Success Granular Mycorrhiza Root Innoculant, the Planters II Natural Trace Mineral Fertilizer, and the Yum Yum Mix Winterizer. I followed the planting instructions to the letter, including using a thick store bought mulch. Everything settled in for autumn and the coming Denver winter.
            However...some small night animal (we think skunk or raccoon) LOVED the soil additives so much that in the morning my plants were dug up and laying on the ground. I replanted them once more with the Plant Success and Yum Yum mix and covered the raised beds with wire fencing to keep out the mystery critter. The artemisia was put in a different spot in the yard and they were dug up three times before I just smacked them in the ground and said good luck..
            The coreopsis died back hard this winter and I didn't think it would be back, but after stirring the mulch around each plant this week I see it has spread nicely and all the plants look great, including the artemisia, which must have an iron will to live. Thank you for such healthy plants.

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            • Personal

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Tough and hearty plants.

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            from Magdalena, NM

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            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors
              • Patio
              • Pool Area

              Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

              I was so delighted when they bloomed the first summer! I can just imagine the beautiful colors the second and subsequent seasons.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful! Will Buy Again

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              from Colby, Kansas

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Fragrant
              • Hardy
              • Healthy
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

                We ordered two of these sets to fill in a large area in our front yard. They were quick growing and super hardy. Little to no fuss at all. Give them a quick drink and then don't worry about them. They all filled in nicely together. Will definitely be ordering again for a large area around our firepit.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Showstopper!

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                from Delta, CO

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Fragrant
                • Hardy

                Cons

                • 2 Died But Were Replaced

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Great Xeric Bouquets
                • Indoors

                Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

                A year old now, this garden stops passers-by in their tracks! It borders a very hot driveway, and makes me smile every time I come home.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful Garden!

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                from Salt Lake City, UT

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                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Fragrant
                • Hardy
                • Healthy
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

                  I used this pre-planned garden to fill the border around the front of my house, and one year later I am very pleased with the results. A few of the plants will probably need one more season to reach their full potential, but most of the plants are already huge, flowering and gorgeous.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for large spaces!

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                  from Denver CO

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                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy

                  Cons

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                    • Garden
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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

                    We had a very large area at our last house that needed some landscaping and this garden worked perfectly! The included planting instructions were easy to follow and this garden really filled in and looked like it had been planted by a professional. We made the mistake of planting a couple of the plants a little too close to each other as the plants do get quite large, but the garden still looked really nice all summer.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Package of Plants

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                    from Oakland, CA

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                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Fragrant
                    • Healthy
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden
                      • Lawn
                      • Patio

                      Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

                      All of these plants have thrived! This is a great package. All the plants, except one, had a great first year and are now awesome this second season.

                      One plant died last summer, and it was quickly replaced.

                      I highly recommend this easy package of plants.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Garden!

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                      from Bay Area

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                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

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                        Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

                        I planted the garden on a dry slope. This is it's second year and the plants have come in nicely, despite our drought.

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Gorgeous!

                        By 

                        from Denver, CO (zone5)

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                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Attractive
                        • Hardy
                        • Healthy
                        • Xeric

                        Cons

                        • Small In Size

                        Best Uses

                        • Dry Area
                        • Garden

                        Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

                        excellent for south facing slope in a hot, dry area.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Just what I wanted

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                        from Hugo, CO

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                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Attractive
                        • Easy
                        • Hardy
                        • Healthy

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                          Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

                          I used this product to add some color in my front yard and it was a perfect choice. This was the first pre-planned garden that I have purchased and it was great. Three of the original plants did not make it over the winter, but HCG replaced them with no problems in the spring. The plants have done wonderful this year and really make a difference in my yard. I have VERY sandy soil and not much moisture and the plants look fantastic.

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great selections for xeric beauty

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                          from Evergreen, CO

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                          • Accurate Instructions
                          • Attractive
                          • Hardy
                          • Healthy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

                            This is a great selection whether you use the planned layout or not. I used the plants in pockets between boulders in a retaining wall.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Wonderful investment to my garden.

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                            from Oklahoma City, OK

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                            Pros

                            • Attractive
                            • Hardy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Garden
                              • Patio

                              Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

                              First time to purchase a pre-planned garden and it was a wonderful investment. I love all the flowers I purchase from you and this purchase has filled my backyard gardens. Have already made a purchase for this year.

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                              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Be prepared to get so many compliments!

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                              from Denver, CO

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                              • Accurate Instructions
                              • Attractive
                              • Easy to care for
                              • Hardy
                              • Healthy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Garden
                                • Outdoors
                                • Patio

                                Comments about High Country Gardens Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden:

                                I followed the easy to use planting diagram and as the information stated, my plants achieved full maturity by season 2-3. I had one plant die over the course of the season and was able to have it replaced with no issue by High Country Garden. I LOVE this garden--it is so easy and I get so many compliments for it. I have since moved to another home and will be ordering another pre-planned garden (perhaps this same one) for my new yard.

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                                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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