Hummingbird Container Garden

The brilliant orange and scarlet flowers in this long-blooming perennial Hummingbird Container Garden are sure to draw hummingbirds from your entire neighborhood. The Penstemon and Agastache are the upright growers while the Zauschneria drapes over the edges of the container as a "spiller." Grow this container in full sun and plant it in a large pot (16 to 20" diameter and 12 to 15" deep) to give the plants plenty of root room to thrive. 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.
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Native
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Plant SizePenstemon pinifolius 'Compactum': 10" tall
Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet: 4-6" tall
Agastache Apricot Sprite: 15-18" tall
Bloom TimeLate spring to early fall
ShippingShipping begins the week of February 24th, 2020 Learn More…
SizeGarden of 6 Plants
SKUHC017145

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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Regular Price $62.94 Sale $56.64
Per Garden of 6 Plants
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SKU
HC017145
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This pre-planned Hummingbird Container Garden has (1) plant of  Kudos™ Mandarin Agastache, (2) plants of Penstemon pinifolius Compactum and (3) plants of Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet® for a total 6 plants. Each pre-planned garden comes with a simple planting diagram. Hardy in zones 5-9. In zones 4-6, grow 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
SKUHC017145
Item Package Size
Garden of 6 Plants
Common Name
Hummingbird Container Garden
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange
Mature Height
Penstemon pinifolius 'Compactum': 10" tall
Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet: 4-6" tall
Agastache Apricot Sprite: 15-18" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, 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

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