Some Like It Hot Collection

If you have places in your landscape where most flowers seem to fry from the heat, these tough, long blooming perennials will solve the problem. They thrive in hot, sunny locations and provide flowers over much of the growing season when kept deadheaded. These peach, purple and yellow blooms will brighten your yard and withstand the heat. Drought resistant perennial plants (xeric). A collection of nine plants (three each of three varieties in 2.5" and 5" pots. Save $10 off the single plant price of $89.91.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature HeightAchillea filipendulina Coronation Gold - 36" tall
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue - 15" tall
Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun: 10" tall
Mature SpreadAchillea filipendulina Coronation Gold - 24" wide
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue - 18" wide
Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun: 12" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer.
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeCollection of 9
SKUHC017126

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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If you have areas in your landscape where most flowers seem to fry from the heat, these tough, long blooming perennials will solve the problem. Try several of our favorite sun-loving varieties in the Some Like It Hot Collection. It includes three of each variety: Achillea Coronation Gold (Coronation Gold Yarrow), Gaillardia Arizona Sun and Salvia May Night. They thrive in hot, sunny locations and provide flowers over much of the growing season when kept deadheaded.


*Does not include planting map

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SKUHC017126
Item Package Size
Collection of 9
Common Name
Some Like It Hot Collection
Botanical Name
Some Like It Hot Collection
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange, Yellow, Purple
Mature Height
Achillea filipendulina Coronation Gold - 36" tall
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue - 15" tall
Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun: 10" tall
Mature Spread
Achillea filipendulina Coronation Gold - 24" wide
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue - 18" wide
Gaillardia grandiflora Arizona Sun: 12" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
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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