Quick Cover Collection

The Quick Cover Collection of groundcovers will give you a colorful, carpet of low-growing plants that fill in their space quickly. These easy-to-grow perennials will bloom with white, deep blue flowers and silver foliage. Use as a natural mulch to prevent weeds. Nine plants total.
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Groundcover
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height6" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to mid fall
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeCollection of 9
SKUHC017410

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 Quick Cover Collection of groundcovers will give you colorful, low-growing plants that fill in their space quickly. This combination will span the seasons with flowers in early to late spring (Blue Woolly Speedweell and Snow In Summer) in harmonious white and deep blue while the foliage from Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear brings a delightful contrast. These fast-spreading, easy-to-grow groundcovers will provide a colorful floral carpet that prevents weeds from growing. The collection is designed for full sun, but you can tuck the Lamb's Ear into areas with shade, as it will grow in nearly any light conditions. The collection will cover 12-14 square feet. Nine plants in total, three of each:


Snow In Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)

Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina)

Blue Woolly Speedwell (Veronica pectinata)

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SKUHC017410
Item Package Size
Collection of 9
Common Name
Quick Cover Collection
Botanical Name
Quick Cover Collection
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
6" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Groundcover, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
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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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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