Fabulous Flowers and Foliage Shade Garden

The Fabulous Flowers and Foliage Shade Garden provides season-long interest with a superb combination of 18 plants with colorful foliage and beautiful flowers in pink, yellow and white. An easy-to-grow garden for planting in shade, dappled shade or morning sun. Planting map and care instructions included.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Mature HeightVaries:
Aquilegia chrysantha: 30-36" tall
Heuchera Firefly: 18” tall
Stachys byzantina Helen von Stein: 8" tall
Lamiastrum galeobdoblon Herman's Pride: 10" tall
Carex Appalachica: 12" tall
Mature SpreadVaries:
Aquilegia chrysantha: 18" wide
Heuchera Firefly:15" wide
Stachys byzantina Helen von Stein: 15-18" wide
Lamiastrum galeobdoblon Herman's Pride: 14" wide
Carex Appalachica: 8-10"
Bloom TimeLate spring through summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-5.
Other zones shipping soon.
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SizeGarden of 18 Plants
SKUHC017310

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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The Fabulous Flowers and Foliage Shade Garden is an easy-to-grow garden designed for planting in shade, dappled shade or morning sun. The perennials in it provide season-long interest with a pleasing combination of foliage types that provide contrasting textures and colors and a profusion of pink, yellow and white flowers. The garden grows well in a most soil types (but avoid wet clay or waterlogged soils). The Fabulous Flowers and Foliage Shade Garden is an excellent choice for planting on the shady north or northeast side of a house, by a tall fence or wall and in areas shaded by tall trees and mature shrubs.


The pre-planned garden comes with a planting diagram, care instructions and 18 plants including: (5) plants each of Appalachian Sedge (Carex appalachica) and Variegated Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdoblon Herman's Pride), (3) plants each of Large Leafed Lambs Ear (Stachys byzantina 'Helen von Stein') and Heuchera sanguinea Firefly (Firefly Coral Bells) and (2) plants of Golden Spur Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha). The garden covers approximately 40 sq. ft. (8 ft. wide x 5 ft. deep).  Plants will typically reach mature size in two growing seasons. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.

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SKUHC017310
Item Package Size
Garden of 18 Plants
Common Name
Fabulous Flowers and Foliage Shade Garden
Botanical Name
Fabulous Flowers and Foliage Shade Garden
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
Mixed
Mature Height
Varies:
Aquilegia chrysantha: 30-36" tall
Heuchera Firefly: 18” tall
Stachys byzantina Helen von Stein: 8" tall
Lamiastrum galeobdoblon Herman's Pride: 10" tall
Carex Appalachica: 12" tall
Mature Spread
Varies:
Aquilegia chrysantha: 18" wide
Heuchera Firefly:15" wide
Stachys byzantina Helen von Stein: 15-18" wide
Lamiastrum galeobdoblon Herman's Pride: 14" wide
Carex Appalachica: 8-10"
Bloom Time
Late spring through summer
Ships As
Planting Kit
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Low Maintenance
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Kit
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 2Now Shipping
Zone 3Now Shipping
Zone 4Now Shipping
Zone 5Now Shipping
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of September 23rd, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of September 30th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of September 30th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of October 7th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 14th, 2019

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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