My Soil Is Like A Beach Collection



If you have a sandy landscape where most flowers seem to wither, these long-blooming perennials and ornamental grasses will solve your gardening challenge. The flowering perennials are long-blooming and good at re-seeding themselves to cover even more sandy areas. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A collection of nine plants (three each of three varieties). Save $10 off the single plant price of 83.91!

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Zones 5 - 8
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to grow
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Winter Interest
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Early to late summer.
Shipping Buy now and we'll ship your order during the ideal planting time for your region. Orders with this item will begin shipping the week of Feb. 25 and continue through mid-June. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. More shipping info. Learn More…
Size Collection of 9 Plants


Save $10 off the single plant price of 83.91!These perennials were chosen to thrive in the sandy soils that seem to kill most other plants. The flowering perennials are long-blooming and good at re-seeding themselves to cover even more sandy areas.

Try several of our favorite sand-loving varieties in this newly offered My Soil Is Like A Beach Collection. It includes three of each variety: Linum perenne Appar, Nassella (Stipa) tenuissima and Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite.

*Does not include planting map

Common Name My Soil Is Like A Beach Collection
Botanical Name My Soil Is Like A Beach Collection
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, Blue, Wheat
Mature Height Linum perenne Appar: 18" tall; Nassella (Stipa) tenuissima: 18" tall; Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite: 10-12" tall
Mature Spread Linum perenne Appar: 18" wide; Nassella (Stipa) tenuissima: 12" wide; Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite: 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
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 Deer Resistant, Easy to grow, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Winter Interest, Low Maintenance
Ideal Region 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.


Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display on the cart at checkout after you enter your zip code. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from Feb 25 through mid-June, warmest zones first.

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

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

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

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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Comments about High Country Gardens My Soil Is Like A Beach Collection:

Blue Flax died - was difficult to establish and very touchy about not having constant, consistent water.
Stipa died - again very touchy about water. Couldn't go one day without water.
Judith's Favorite - has grown and survived - although it did not growth quickly and did not bloom this year.
Frankly this bundle of plants was quite disappointing. I'd buy the Flax and Stipa locally - it just doesn't seem to travel well. The plants also looked rather beat up upon arrival. Usually that's not a indicator of success but this time it definitely showed these plants were less than desirable. HCG can do better - especially at their price point.

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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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