Some Like It Hot Collection

If you have places in your landscape where most flowers seem to fry from the heat, these tough, long blooming perennials will solve the problem. They thrive in hot, sunny locations and provide flowers over much of the growing season when kept deadheaded. These peach, purple and yellow blooms will brighten your yard and withstand the heat. Drought resistant perennial plants (xeric). A collection of nine plants (three each of three varieties in 2.5" (Nepeta) and 5" pots). Save $10 off the single plant price.

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$73.91
per collection of 9
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer.
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…
Size Collection of 9
SKU HBLD509

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If you have places in your landscape where most flowers seem to fry from the heat, these tough, long blooming perennials will solve the problem. Try several of our favorite sun-loving varieties in the Some Like It Hot Collection. It includes three of each variety: Nepeta Select Blue (Select Blue Catmint), Gaillardia Mesa Peach (Mesa Peach Blanket Flower) and Achillea filipendulina Coronation Gold (Coronation Gold Yarrow). They thrive in hot, sunny locations and provide flowers over much of the growing season when kept deadheaded.

A collection of nine plants (three each of three varieties in 2.5" (Nepeta) and 5" pots). Covers an area of approximately 22 sq. feet.
SKU HBLD509
Common Name Some Like It Hot Collection
Botanical Name Some Like It Hot Collection
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange, Yellow, Purple
Mature Height Achillea filipendulina Coronation Gold - 36" tall
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue - 15" tall
Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun - 10" tall
Mature Spread Achillea filipendulina Gold Plate - 24" wide
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue - 18" wide
Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun - 12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
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. 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.

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Came back beautifully this year despite a very hard winter

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from Loveland CO

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    Plants arrived healthy and beautiful.

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    Great plants

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      This was very easy to use, and it looked beautiful.

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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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