August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden

When the rest of your garden is taking a late summer snooze, the August Afternoons perennial garden will wake you up with its engaging display of pinks and blues. By combining a pleasing mixture of grasses, flower forms, and colors, this hummingbird and butterfly-attracting garden comes into bloom in August and continues through September. These easy-care plants thrive in most parts of the US and grow well in ordinary garden soil with full sun. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). Save $15 off the single plant price of $205.83!

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Yes, the spring garden is easy to plant with lots of blooming perennials; but keeping things colorful through the summer months and into fall takes some study and planning. The August Afternoons perennial garden does this for you, bringing together a wonderful assortment of perennials and ornamental grasses. Designed by David Salman, founder and chief horticulturist of High Country Gardens, the garden blooms in shades of blue, pink and ivory, from mid-summer through early fall. Not only does this garden add color, texture and fragrance to your landscape but numerous hummingbirds and butterflies will also be attracted by these nectar-rich plants.
This collection has a total of 17 plants including:
(1) each of Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus, Agastache 'Ava' and Perovskia Blue Spires
(2) each of Echinacea purpurea Magnus and Lavandula angustifolia Mitcham Gray
(3) each of Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' OR Calamagrostis 'Overdam' and Sedum 'Autumn Fire'
(4) each of Origanum 'Rotkugel'
*We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.

Save $15 off the single plant price of $205.83! Garden covers a 5' wide x 10' long (50 sq. ft.) area and comes complete with planting diagram and maintenance guide.

More Information
Ships To Canada
Common Name
August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden
Botanical Name
August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer, Early - Mid Fall
Bloom Time
Early summer to mid fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Item Package Size
Garden of 17 Plants
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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