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.
Zones6 - 9
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant SizeHeuchera sanguineum 'Firefly': 18" tall
Scrophularia macrantha: 36-48" tall
Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson': 3-4" tall
Aquilegia chrysantha 'Little Treasure': 15" tall
Bloom TimeMid spring to summer
ShippingShipping begins the week of February 24th, 2020 Learn More…
SizeGarden of 7 Plants
SKUHC017146

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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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 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 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.
More Information
SKUHC017146
Item Package Size
Garden of 7 Plants
Common Name
Shady Oasis Container Garden
Botanical Name
Shady Oasis Container Garden
Zones
6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red, Yellow
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 spring to summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Advantages
Native
Ideal Region
West
Planting Time
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 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
ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 18th, 2020
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 18th, 2020
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 18th, 2020
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 27th, 2020
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 13th, 2020
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 23rd, 2020
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 2nd, 2020
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 24th, 2020
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 24th, 2020

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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