Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden

Exclusive. The ‘Summer Showstopper’ inferno strip garden design will provide low care, season-long color in hot and dry planting areas and uses a selection of durable, long blooming perennials. A total of 17 plants in 5" pots that will fit a 3' x 16' or 6' x 8' space. Save $20 off the single plant price of $196.83!

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Plant the Summer Showstopper Inferno Strip Garden, and you’re sure to have passersby stop to admire your yard. This collection of plants is big, colorful, long-blooming and pollinator-friendly—it is an excellent beginner’s garden! 

Designed to provide low-care, season-long color in narrow, hot and dry planting areas; it’s ideal for those difficult Inferno strips found between the street and sidewalk. This garden is also perfect for edging front walks and adding a narrow band of flowers to the difficult-to-plant south and west sides of garages and other buildings. All of the plants are less than 3 ft. in height, so there are no problems when backing out of your driveway and looking for street traffic.

Included are 4 of Penstemon pinifolius Compactum, 3 of Schizachryrium scoparium Blaze, 2 of Achillea Moonshine, Nepeta Walker's Low, Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacey Blue, Solidago sphacelata Golden Fleece, 1 each of Centranthus ruber Coccineus, and Agastache rupestris 'Glowing Embers' for a total of 17 plants in 5" pots that will fit a 3' x 16' or 6' x 8' space. Not recommended for coastal areas of OR, WA or CA, as the Centranthus Ruber can behave aggressively there. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.

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Item Package Size
Garden of 17 Plants
Common Name
Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden
Botanical Name
Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
Penstemon pinifolius Compactum: 10" tall; Schizachryrium scoparium Blaze: 24-36" tall; Achillea Moonshine: 18" tall; Nepeta Walker's Low: 18-24" tall; Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue: 18-24" tall; Solidago rugosa Fireworks: 36" tall; Centranthus ruber
Mature Spread
Penstemon pinifolius Compactum: 12" wide; Schizachryrium scoparium Blaze: 15" wide; Achillea Moonshine: 24" wide; Nepeta Walker's Low: 18" wide; Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue: 24-36" wide; Solidago rugosa Fireworks: 24" wide; Centranthus ruber Coccin
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer, Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant
Additional Information
Not recommended for coastal areas of OR, WA or CA.
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
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.
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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