Serene Shade Pre-Planned Garden

The Serene Shade Garden uses a bright, blooming assortment of perennials to color-up the shady areas of your yard. Our expertly designed garden includes a planting map and a detailed care guide to help you easily create an oasis in the shade.
Zones5 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature HeightVaries:
Bellium: 2" tall
Ceratostigma: 6-8" tall
Stachys: 4-6" tall
Prunella: 6-8" tall
Phlomis: 30-36" tall
Festuca: 15-16" tall
Aquilegia: 15" tall
Mature SpreadVaries:
Bellium: 15" wide
Ceratostigma: 18" wide
Stachys: 18-30" wide
Prunella: 18-24" wide
Phlomis: 18-24" wide
Festuca: 15" wide
Aquilegia: 10" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early fall
SizeNo
SKUHC017317

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 Serene Shade Garden is a new pre-planned garden that uses a mix of perennial groundcovers, taller upright growers and an ornamental grass to create a bright, blooming assortment of perennials to color-up shady areas of your yard. The color palette includes white, yellow, pink & blue flowers with the lovely blue-bladed Festuca grass to bring a touch of fine-textured foliage to the planting.

The standard size garden includes the following plants: 3 plants each of: Bellium minutum, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet, and Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue; 1 each of: Vernonia Summer's Swan Song, Festuca Siskiyou Blue and 2 of Aquilegia chrysantha. This garden covers an 8' x 10' area (80 square feet) and comes complete with planting diagram and maintenance guide.


The extended size garden includes the following plants: 3 plants of Stachys byzantina Silver CarpetFestuca Siskiyou Blue, and Aquilegia chrysantha, 2 of Vernonia Summer's Swan Song, and 5 each of Bellium minutumCeratostigma plumbaginoides, and Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue. This garden covers an 17' x 11' area (187 square feet) and comes complete with planting diagram and maintenance guide.

We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.

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Associated SKUsHC017317
Common Name
Serene Shade Pre-Planned Garden
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
Mixed
Mature Height
Varies:
Bellium: 2" tall
Ceratostigma: 6-8" tall
Stachys: 4-6" tall
Prunella: 6-8" tall
Phlomis: 30-36" tall
Festuca: 15-16" tall
Aquilegia: 15" tall
Mature Spread
Varies:
Bellium: 15" wide
Ceratostigma: 18" wide
Stachys: 18-30" wide
Prunella: 18-24" wide
Phlomis: 18-24" wide
Festuca: 15" wide
Aquilegia: 10" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early fall
Ships As
Planting Kit
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
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

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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