Shade Loving Collection

Create a lovely shade garden with this collection of 5 or 15 plants. This collection is well-suited for growing conditions in most areas of the country. Save $5-$15 off the single plant price.
Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Attract Hummingbirds
Light Requirements
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Bloom TimeMid Spring to Early Summer
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SKUHC017227

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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Shade Loving Collection
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SKU
HC017227
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Shade Loving Collection
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Shade
Flower Color
Pink
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Spring, Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Mid Spring to Early Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Attract Hummingbirds
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
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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