Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden

Our Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden has been a bestseller for decades! Perfect for hot, dry, sunny gardens, this eye-catching combination of long-blooming perennials will light up the landscape with bright, clear colors. Grow more flowers and foliage while using less water. Easy-care plants feature inedible foliage to keep rabbits and deer away. Large garden of 27 plants covers 190 sq ft, small garden of 18 plants covers 100 sq ft. This Pre-Planned Garden comes with a garden layout map to make planting easy. (For gardeners in coastal CA, OR, and WA, plant the Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden For The West Coast)
Zones4 - 9
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Mature SpreadSmall: 75 to 100 sq ft (7’ x 12’)
Large: 160 to 190 sq ft (12’ x 16’)
Bloom TimeEarly summer to mid fall
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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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Exclusive to High Country Gardens, our Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden was designed by David Salman, founder of High Country Gardens. As the original “garden in a box” designed to make waterwise gardening easy for everyone, this is the perfect solution for that space calling for a colorful planting. Best of all, no landscape design experience is needed to grow this beautiful grouping of long blooming, drought-tolerant flowers and foliage plants.

The Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden is available in two sizes, and comes with a garden map and care and planting instructions. For best results, we recommend planting with Yum Yum Mix and Superthrive Vitamin/Hormone Plant Growth Stimulant; In hot desert climates, this garden will perform best in morning sun/afternoon shade.

The large garden covers 160 to 190 sq ft (12’ x 16’) and includes 27 plants:
•    6x Salvia sylvestris ‘May Night’ (Meadow Sage)
•    5x Achillea x 'Moonshine' (Yarrow)
•    4x Nepeta faassenii 'Select Blue' (Catmint)
•    5x Coreopsis verticilliata 'Zagreb' (Tickseed)
•    4x Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus' (Jupiter's Beard)
•    3x Artemisia x 'Powis Castle' (Wormwood)

The small garden covers 75 to 100 sq ft (7’ x 12’) and includes 18 plants:
•    3x Salvia sylvestris ‘May Night’ (Meadow Sage)
•    3x Achillea x 'Moonshine' (Yarrow)
•    3x Nepeta faassenii 'Select Blue' (Catmint)
•    3x Coreopsis verticilliata 'Zagreb' (Tickseed)
•    4x Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus' (Jupiter's Beard)
•    2x Artemisia x 'Powis Castle' (Wormwood)

In coastal areas of California, Oregon, and Washington, this garden is not recommended, because the Valerian (Centranthus) can behave aggressively in these areas. Order our Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden For The West Coast instead.
Plants are subject to change due to availability. Any substitutions will feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the garden design. Not all plants will be in bloom at the same time, as may be depicted in the artist’s rendering.

More Information
Associated SKUsHC017210
HC017038 (Garden of 18) - Out of stock.
HC017316 (Garden of 27) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
Small: 75 to 100 sq ft (7’ x 12’)
Large: 160 to 190 sq ft (12’ x 16’)
Bloom Time
Early summer to mid fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Additional Information
Not recommended for coastal areas of CA, WA, OR
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Ships To Canada
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 need the space to grow and fill in the expected area.

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.

No longer available this season.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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$100 and Over$18.99

Canadian Shipping Charges

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