Gopher & Rabbit Resistant Plant Collection

This grouping of different gopher and rabbit resistant plants consists of a colorful combination of flowers in red, blue and chartreuse. The roots and leaves of the plant are distasteful to burrowing garden pests. It includes three of each variety: Buena Vista Lavender, Scarlet Monardella and Blue Haze Spurge for a total of nine plants.
Zones6 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature HeightVaries:
Lavandula angustifolia Buena Vista: 18-24" tall
Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson: 3-4" tall
Euphorbia Blue Haze: 6-8" tall
Mature SpreadVaries:
Lavandula angustifolia Buena Vista: 18" wide
Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson: 6-8" wide
Euphorbia Blue Haze: 12-15" wide
Bloom TimeEarly spring to summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeCollection of 9
SKUHC017093

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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If your landscape is gopher challenged, here is a collection of perennial plants that have distasteful roots. This grouping of three different species combines nicely providing colorful flowers in red, blue and chartreuse. Plant in full sun and add some daffodils to the bed in fall to add additional gopher resistant flowers. Collection includes 3 of each:

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SKUHC017093
Item Package Size
Collection of 9
Common Name
Gopher & Rabbit Resistant Plant Collection
Zones
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mixed
Mature Height
Varies:
Lavandula angustifolia Buena Vista: 18-24" tall
Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson: 3-4" tall
Euphorbia Blue Haze: 6-8" tall
Mature Spread
Varies:
Lavandula angustifolia Buena Vista: 18" wide
Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson: 6-8" wide
Euphorbia Blue Haze: 12-15" wide
Bloom Time
Early spring to summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average, Well Draining
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
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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