Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden

Get big, easy-care color from this garden designed for a small, sunny space. Garden fits into a 6 ft. x 5 ft. flower bed area. The garden comes into bloom in mid-summer and finishes in early fall. The flowers in Summer Dreams are the favorites of butterflies and honey bees! Save $10 off the single plant price of $110.89!

Zones5 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature HeightVaries:
Aster: 20-24" tall
Liatris: 36" tall
Agastache: 36" tall
Solidago: 36" tall
Physostegia: 16-18" tall
Echinacea: 36-48" tall
Rudbeckia: 18-24" tall
Monarda: 30-36" tall
Andropogon: 48" tall
Mature SpreadVaries:
Aster: 24-36" wide
Liatris: 12-15" wide
Agastache: 18" wide
Solidago: 24" wide
Physostegia: 12-15" wide
Echinacea: 18" wide
Rudbeckia: 24" wide
Monarda: 18-24" wide
Andropogon: 18-22" wide
Bloom TimeEarly summer to mid fall
SizeNo
SKUHC017216

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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Get big, easy-care color from this garden designed for a small sunny space. This 11-plant garden fits comfortably into a 6 ft. x 5 ft. flower bed. The garden comes into bloom in midsummer and finishes in early fall. Summer Dreams is suitable for use across the country and is highly attractive to butterflies and bees!


Garden comes with planting diagram, care instructions, premium plants including: (2) Aster ericoides First Snow, and (2) Liatris mucronata, and one each of: Agastache 'Blue Fortune', Solidago rugosa Fireworks, Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White', Echinacea purpurea Magnus, Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm', Monarda fistulosa, Andropogon gerardii Ladybug Red*We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.

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Associated SKUsHC017216
Common Name
Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden
Botanical Name
Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Yellow
Mature Height
Varies:
Aster: 20-24" tall
Liatris: 36" tall
Agastache: 36" tall
Solidago: 36" tall
Physostegia: 16-18" tall
Echinacea: 36-48" tall
Rudbeckia: 18-24" tall
Monarda: 30-36" tall
Andropogon: 48" tall
Mature Spread
Varies:
Aster: 24-36" wide
Liatris: 12-15" wide
Agastache: 18" wide
Solidago: 24" wide
Physostegia: 12-15" wide
Echinacea: 18" wide
Rudbeckia: 24" wide
Monarda: 18-24" wide
Andropogon: 18-22" wide
Bloom Time
Early summer to mid fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
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.
Shipping

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, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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Over $10015%

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