Shady Oasis Container Garden

This colorful, long-blooming perennial Shady Oasis Container Garden thrives in partial sun and dappled shade. Its blooms in shades of red and yellow will attract hummingbirds. The Aquilegia, Scrophularia and Heuchera provide the upright growers while the Monardella will cascade over the pot's edge to provide a blooming "skirt" around the sides of the pot. The plants will bloom their first growing season and get larger and fuller in the following years. This Pre-Planned Garden includes premium plants, and a planting and care guide.
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SKU
HC017146
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This pre-planned Shady Oasis Container Garden has (1) plant each of Scrophularia macrantha and Aquilegia chrysantha v. chaplinei 'Little Treasure', (2) plants of Heuchera sangunium 'Firefly' and (3) plants of Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson' for a total 7 plants. Each pre-planned garden comes with a simple planting diagram. Hardy in zones 6 - 9. Grown in zones 4-6 with special care. See below.

Container Garden Care:

  • • Use a premium quality soil-less potting mix (NOT garden soil) to fill the container.
  • • During the growing season, fertilize regularly with a fish emulsion based liquid fertilizer at least twice monthly (at recommended rates on the bottle).
  • • Deadhead the plants as the flowers fade to keep them tidy and blooming.
  • • In zones 4,5 and 6, provide winter protection by moving the pots into the garage before night temperatures drop into the low teens/single digits. In warmer zones 7-9, move the pot up against the east of north side of the house to protect the plants from excess sun.
  • • Indoors or outdoors, water moderately once or twice per month so the soil doesn't get bone dry.
  • • Leave the plants standing over the winter and clip them back hard in mid-spring before moving the pot outdoors for the next growing season.
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SKU
HC017146
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Shady Oasis Container Garden
Botanical Name
Shady Oasis Container Garden
Zones
6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Red
Mature Height
Heuchera sanguineum 'Firefly': 18" tall
Scrophularia macrantha: 36-48" tall
Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson': 3-4" tall
Aquilegia chrysantha 'Little Treasure': 15" tall
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Spring, Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Mid spring to summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds, Native
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Item Package Size
Garden of 7 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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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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