My Soil Is Like A Brick Collection

These long-blooming perennials will thrive in clay soils that present a challenge to most other plants. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A collection of nine plants (three each of three varieties). Save $10 off the single plant price of $86.91!
Zones5 - 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature HeightStachys maxima: 6" tall
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue: 15" tall
Achillea Moonshine: 18" tall
Mature SpreadStachys maxima: 12-15" wide
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue: 18" wide
Achillea Moonshine: 24" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer.
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeCollection of 9
SKUHC017127

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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Regular Price $76.91 Sale $69.22
Per Collection of 9
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These long-blooming perennials are the solution when looking for plants to grow in clay soils. Try several of our favorite clay-loving varieties in the My Soil Is Like A Brick Collection. It includes three of each variety: Stachys maxima, Achillea Moonshine and Nepeta Select Blue. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.

*Does not include planting map

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SKUHC017127
Item Package Size
Collection of 9
Common Name
My Soil Is Like A Brick Collection
Botanical Name
My Soil Is Like A Brick Collection
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Yellow, Blue
Mature Height
Stachys maxima: 6" tall
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue: 15" tall
Achillea Moonshine: 18" tall
Mature Spread
Stachys maxima: 12-15" wide
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue: 18" wide
Achillea Moonshine: 24" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Ideal Region
West
Planting Time
Fall
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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