Serene Shade Pre-Planned Garden

The Serene Shade Garden uses a bright, blooming assortment of perennials to color-up the shady areas of your yard. Our expertly designed garden includes a planting map and a detailed care guide to help you easily create an oasis in the shade.
Zones5 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Fragrant
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature HeightVaries:
Bellium: 2"
Ceratostigma: 6-8"
Stachys: 4-6"
Prunella: 6-8"
Phlomis: 30-36"
Festuca: 15-16"
Aquilegia: 15"
Mature SpreadVaries:
Bellium: 15";
Ceratostigma: 18"
Stachys: 18-30"
Prunella: 18-24"
Phlomis: 18-24"
Festuca: 15"
Aquilegia: 10"
Bloom TimeLate spring to early fall
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SKUHC017317

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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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 & blue flowers with the lovely blue-bladed Festuca grass to bring a touch of fine-textured foliage to the planting.


The standard size 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.


The extended size garden includes the following plants: 3 plants of Stachys byzantina Silver CarpetFestuca Siskiyou Blue, and Aquilegia chrysantha, 2 of Phlomis cashmeriana, and 5 each of Bellium minutumCeratostigma plumbaginoides, and Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue. This garden covers an 17' x 11' area (187 square feet) and comes complete with planting diagram and maintenance guide.

We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.

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Associated SKUsHC017317
Common Name
Serene Shade Pre-Planned Garden
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
Mixed
Mature Height
Varies:
Bellium: 2"
Ceratostigma: 6-8"
Stachys: 4-6"
Prunella: 6-8"
Phlomis: 30-36"
Festuca: 15-16"
Aquilegia: 15"
Mature Spread
Varies:
Bellium: 15";
Ceratostigma: 18"
Stachys: 18-30"
Prunella: 18-24"
Phlomis: 18-24"
Festuca: 15"
Aquilegia: 10"
Bloom Time
Late spring to early fall
Ships As
Planting Kit
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Fragrant
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Kit
Ships To 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.
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