August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden

The August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden brings together a wonderful assortment of our favorite perennials and ornamental grasses to keep things colorful through late summer and well into fall. Blooming in shades of blue, pink, and ivory, this gardens expertly blends color, texture, and fragrance for a waterwise garden. Hummingbirds and butterflies will be drawn to the beautiful nectar-rich plants. Garden of 17 plants covers 50 sq ft.
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
attract-butterflies
Attract Butterflies
attract-hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
bee-friendly
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Low-Water
Bloom TimeEarly summer to mid fall
Shipping DetailsNow shipping to zones 2-6.
Other zones shipping soon.
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Item Package SizeGarden of 17 Plants
SKUHC017040

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. Designed by David Salman, founder and Chief Horticulturist of High Country Gardens with a pleasing combination of grasses, flower forms, and colors, this hummingbird-and-butterfly-friendly garden comes into bloom in August and continues through September. When the rest of your garden is taking a late summer snooze, the August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden perennial garden wakes up with an engaging display.

The August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden covers 50 sq ft (5 ft x 10 ft). It includes a garden map, care and planting instructions, and 17 plants:
•    1 x Ava Agastache
•    1 x Gracillimus Miscanthus Grass
•    1 x Blue Spires Russian Sage
•    2 x Magnus Echinacea
•    2 x Mitcham Gray English Lavender
•    3 x Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
•    3 x Autumn Fire Sedum
•    4 x Rotkugel Ornamental Oregano
•    For best results, we recommend planting with Yum Yum Mix and Root Stimulator Combo Pack.

Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the garden design.

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SKUHC017040
Item Package Size
Garden of 17 Plants
Common Name
August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Early summer to mid fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Waterwise
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
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 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.
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Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 11th, 2021

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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