Serene Shade Pre-Planned Garden

Serene Shade Garden

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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.

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Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Easy to grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
10
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
Bloom Time Late spring to early fall
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SKU HBLCZ16

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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 and blue flowers with the lovely blue-bladed Festuca grass to bring a touch of fine-textured foliage to the planting.

The 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: Phlomis cashmeriana, 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. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.

SKU HBLCZ16
Common Name Serene Shade Garden
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink, Yellow, Blue, Purple, White, Mixed
Mature Height Bellium minutum: 2" tall; Ceratostigma plumbaginoides: 6-8" tall; Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet: 4-6" tall; Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue: 6-8" tall; Phlomis cashmeriana: 30-36" tall; Festuca Siskiyou Blue: 15-16" tall; Aquilegia Little Treasure: 15"
Mature Spread Bellium minutum: 15" wide; Ceratostigma plumbaginoides: 18" wide; Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet: 18-30" wide; Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue: 18-24" wide; Phlomis cashmeriana: 18-24" wide; Festuca Siskiyou Blue: 15" wide; Aquilegia Little Treasure: 10"
Bloom Time Late spring to early fall
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
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 Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouse in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Serene Shade Pre-Planned Garden:

    There was one plant in the group that was very small, wasn't sure if it would make it through the summer. I went ahead and contacted customer service about a possible replacement, they were wonderful! Said if it didn't come around by the end of the summer, they would replace it. The plant ended up doing very well and ended up thriving!

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    Love Shade

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    from Willow Park, Tx

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    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Versatile

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      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about High Country Gardens Serene Shade Pre-Planned Garden:

      Love this garden, all the plants performed well. lamb's ear grew huge, the columbine lovely in yellow, and others beautiful. mostly shade on patio against house on a north facing wall.

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