My Soil Is Like A Brick Collection

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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 $82.41!

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$72.41
Per Collection of 9 Plants
Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to grow
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40" (with care)
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer.
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Collection of 9 Plants
SKU HBLD609

Details

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: Callirhoe involucrata, Achillea Moonshine and Nepeta Select Blue. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes. Save $10 off the single plant price of $82.41!

*Does not include planting map

SKU HBLD609
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 Callirhoe involucrata: 5" tall
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue: 15" tall
Achillea Moonshine: 18" tall
Mature Spread Callirhoe involucrata: 24-30" wide
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue: 18" wide
Achillea Moonshine: 24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Easy to grow, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Low Maintenance
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft, 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 greenhouses 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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    This is a great collection and I'd it buy again. Very low maintenance for a very nice effect in a touch place in the garden. Compliments my butterfly garden plants too!

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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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