Drought Resistant Groundcover Collection

These small-scale evergreen groundcovers beautify the garden with showy spring flowers in shades of yellow, orange-red and bright blue. Outstanding for planting in rock gardens and between pavers. Once established, they will thrive with little extra water. A combination of three of each: Desert Moss, Creeping Goldenaster, Red Mountain® Flame Ice Plant, Woolly Turkish Speedwell.
Zones6 - 8
Advantages
Groundcover
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Height1-2" tall
Mature Spread8-18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer
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SizeCollection of 12
SKUHC017094

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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Per Collection of 12
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This collection of fascinating, small-scale groundcovers beautifies the garden with evergreen foliage and showy spring flowers in shades of yellow, orange-red and bright blue. All four species are well suited to waterwise landscapes and thrive with little extra water once established. Outstanding for planting in rock gardens planted between paving bricks and flagstone or into dry-stacked rock walls. Collection Includes 3 of each:

  • Wallowa Mountains Mossy Sandwort (Desert Moss)
  • Creeping Goldenaster
  • Red Mountain® Flame Cold Hardy Ice Plant
  • Woolly Turkish Speedwell
  • More Information
    SKUHC017094
    Item Package Size
    Collection of 12
    Common Name
    Drought Resistant Groundcover Collection
    Zones
    6, 7, 8
    Light Requirements
    Full Sun
    Flower Color
    Mixed
    Mature Height
    1-2" tall
    Mature Spread
    8-18" wide
    Bloom Time
    Late spring to late summer
    Ships As
    Potted Plant
    Evergreen Foliage
    Yes
    Soil Type
    Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
    Soil Moisture
    Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
    Amount Of Rain
    10 to 20", 20 to 30"
    Advantages
    Groundcover, Evergreen
    Ideal Region
    West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
    Planting Time
    Spring / Summer, Fall
    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.
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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 May 6th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 22nd, 2019
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