Serene Shade Pre-Planned Garden
Serene Shade Garden
The Serene Shade Garden is a new pre-planned garden that uses a mix of perennial groundcovers, taller upright growers and an ornamental grass to create a bright, blooming assortment of perennials to color-up shady areas of your yard. The color palette includes white, yellow, pink and blue flowers with the lovely blue-bladed Festuca grass to bring a touch of fine-textured foliage to the planting.
The garden includes the following plants: 3 plants each of: Bellium minutum, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet, and Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue; 1 each of: Phlomis cashmeriana, Festuca Siskiyou Blue and 2 of Aquilegia chrysantha.
This garden covers an 8' x 10' area (80 square feet) and comes complete with planting diagram and maintenance guide. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.
|Common Name||Serene Shade Garden|
|Botanical Name||Serene Shade Garden|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Amount of Rain||Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Advantages||Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage|
|Special Groups||High Country Gardens Exclusive|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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.
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.
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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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