Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden

 
 
  • Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden
  • Summer Showstopper Inferno Strip Garden Design
  • Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'
  • Achillea 'Moonshine'
  • Perovskia Blue Spires
  • Hesperaloe parviflora
  • Nepeta 'Walker's Low'
  • Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'

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Exclusive. The ‘Summer Showstopper’ inferno strip garden design will provide low care, season-long color in hot and dry planting areas and uses a selection of durable, long blooming perennials. A total of 17 plants in 5" pots that will fit a 3' x 16' or 6' x 8' space. Save $15 off the single plant price of $196.83!

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Regular Price: $181.83

Sale $163.65

per garden of 17 plants You save: 10%
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Garden of 17 Plants
SKU HBLB517

Details

Plant the Summer Showstopper Inferno Strip Garden, and you’re sure to have passersby stop to admire your yard. This collection of plants is big, colorful, long-blooming and pollinator-friendly—it is an excellent beginner’s garden! Save $15 off the single plant price of $196.83!

Designed to provide low-care, season-long color in narrow, hot and dry planting areas; it’s ideal for those difficult inferno strips found between the street and sidewalk. This garden is also perfect for edging front walks and adding a narrow band of flowers to difficult-to-plant south and west sides of garages and other buildings. All but one of the plants are less than 3 ft. in height, so there are no problems when backing out of your driveway and looking for street traffic.

Included are 4 of Penstemon pinifolius Luminous, 3 of Schizachryium scoparium Blaze, 2 of Achillea Moonshine, Nepeta Walker's Low, Perovskia atriplicifolia Blue Spires, Solidago Little Lemon, 1 each of Centranthus ruber Coccineus, and Hesperaloe parviflora for a total of 17 plants in 5" pots that will fit a 3' x 16' or 6' x 8' space. Not recommended for coastal areas of OR, WA or CA, as the Centranthus Ruber can behave aggressively there. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.

SKU HBLB517
Common Name Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden
Botanical Name Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant
Additional Information Not recommended for coastal areas of OR, WA or CA.
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
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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      Comments about High Country Gardens Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden:

      I've been trying to grow a garden with a wildflower look for years. This preplanned garden was my last gasp and it did not disappoint. I followed the directions and waited and waited but when the time was right, everything bloomed and looked fantastic. In addition, all plants tolerated an eactic Cincinnati summer...soaking wet or bone dry. I was happy every day!

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      Summer showstopper is a showstopper!

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      from Ridgewood, NJ

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden:

        We ordered this garden as a replacement to our rose bed which had dwindled
        after many years. It was amazing and filled the whole bed by the end of the summer! It still looks good (not blooming anymore) at the end of November
        in NJ. My husband and I were very pleased with this garden.

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        I would buy this selection again

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          Consistently high quality plants--exceed expectations

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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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