My Soil Is Like A Brick Collection

Our ‘My Soil Is Like A Brick Collection’ features long-blooming, easy-to-grow perennials as the perfect solution for gardens with challenging clay soils. The highly adaptable plants are also an excellent choice for beginning gardeners! Bright pink, sunny yellow, and bold blue flowers bloom from late spring to late summer, with cheerful color and lovely foliage. These well-behaved varieties don’t spread aggressively, so plant several for a full garden bed. Enjoy fragrant blooms that attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. The collection features durable drought tolerant (xeric) and deer-resistant plant varieties for full sun locations. Collection of nine plants.
Zones5 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
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.
ShippingShipping begins the week of February 24th, 2020 Learn More…
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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Our “My Soil Is Like A Brick” collection features easy to grow, long-blooming perennials are the perfect solution for clay soils. Try several of our favorite clay-loving varieties: Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata) is a showy, low growing groundcover with attractive pink flowers and bright green foliage. The groundcover will gently spread, helping to deter weeds and create a beautiful layer of color – no need to mulch! Moonshine Yarrow (Achillea) has silver-gray foliage and gold flat-topped flowers that cover the plant all summer. Select Blue Catmint (Nepeta faassenii) blooms late spring to late summer with blue flowers and handsome gray-green foliage. A recurrent bloomer, the first flush of flowers comes in late spring, and again later in summer. This long-lived perennial is an excellent plant for beginners. Plant in full sun and watch your garden grow!

 

This collection includes 9 plants – 3 of each of the following:

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SKUHC017127
Item Package Size
Collection of 9
Common 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
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, 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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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 18th, 2020
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 18th, 2020
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 18th, 2020
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 27th, 2020
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 13th, 2020
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 23rd, 2020
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 2nd, 2020
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 24th, 2020
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 24th, 2020

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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