Late-Season Color Collection for the West

Enjoy a garden bursting with flowers in late summer to fall, long after all else has faded. This collection is well-suited for growing conditions in the west. Choice of two sizes: 5 plants or 15 plants. See the details tab for more information.

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Zones 6 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
SKU HBLX7XX

Details

Late-Season Color Collection for the West Collection will extend you garden blooms through fall. These plants are perfectly suited for western gardens. Two sizes available - 5 plants (1 of each) and 15 plants (3 of each): Sedum Autumn Fire, Chysothamnus nauseosus 'Yellow Twig', Vernonia lindheimeri v. leucantha, Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue, Salvia Reptans
Associated SKUs
HBLX7XX
HBLX705 (Collection of 5)
HBLX715 (Collection of 15)
Common Name Late-Season Color Collection for the West
Zones 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, Yellow, Blue
Mature Height Varies: 6 inches to 6-8 feet
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Ideal Region Western Only
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. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items 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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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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