Some years ago while living in eastern CO, Lauren Springer Ogden was faced with the prospect of revitalizing or removing a narrow strip of half-dead Kentucky Bluegrass along the street side of her property. She decided to take a more creative approach and planted that narrow strip of ground between the sidewalk and street with an assortment of tough, xeric, lower growing perennials. The concept of the Inferno Strip Garden was born. While not everyone has a street-side "Inferno strip", this garden collection is also ideal for other hot, sunny, narrow problem areas like those found against garage walls, along driveways or in raised brick planter beds. The Inferno Strip Garden uses an assortment of xeric (water-thrifty) perennials to create a colorful, long blooming, low maintenance flower bed. We recommend that it be mulched to a depth of 2" with crushed gravel. Not recommended for coastal areas of CA, WA and OR as the Valerian (Centranthus) can behave aggressively there. (Note: Not all the plants shown in the photo are sold in this garden collection. However, the overall color scheme and look of the garden will be the same.)
Large size (27 plants) comes with two maps for a choice of planting arrangement: It includes the following plants: 1 each of Red Valerian (Centranthus) and Select Blue Nepeta, 2 each of Seafoam Artemisia and Purple Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe), 3 each of Fragrant Persian Stonecress (Aethionema), Agastache neomexicana, Firewitch Dianthus, Rocky Mountain Penstemon, Elfin Pink Penstemon, Caradonna Salvia, and Blue Woolly Veronica
Small size (18 plants) includes the following plants: 1 of Caradonna Salvia, 2 each of Fragrant Persian Stonecress (Aethionema), Agastache neomexicana, Seafoam Artemisia, Purple Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe), Firewitch Dianthus, Blue Woolly Veronica, Rocky Mountain Penstemon, and 3 of Select Blue Nepeta
Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the garden design
HC017107 (Garden of 18 Plants) - Out of stock.
HC017108 (Garden of 27 Plants) - Out of stock.
Soft Colors Inferno Strip Pre-Planned Garden
5, 6, 7, 8
Early summer to mid fall
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average, Well Draining
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10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Plants For Small Spaces
High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
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