Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden

Exclusive. The ‘Summer Showstopper’ inferno strip garden design will provide low care, season-long color in hot and dry planting areas and uses a selection of durable, long blooming perennials. A total of 17 plants in 5" pots that will fit a 3' x 16' or 6' x 8' space. Save $20 off the single plant price of $196.83!

Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature HeightPenstemon pinifolius Compactum: 10" tall; Schizachryrium scoparium Blaze: 24-36" tall; Achillea Moonshine: 18" tall; Nepeta Walker's Low: 18-24" tall; Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue: 18-24" tall; Solidago rugosa Fireworks: 36" tall; Centranthus ruber
Mature SpreadPenstemon pinifolius Compactum: 12" wide; Schizachryrium scoparium Blaze: 15" wide; Achillea Moonshine: 24" wide; Nepeta Walker's Low: 18" wide; Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue: 24-36" wide; Solidago rugosa Fireworks: 24" wide; Centranthus ruber Coccin
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-5.
Other zones shipping soon.
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SizeGarden of 17 Plants
SKUHC017106

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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$174.83
Per Garden of 17 Plants
In stock
SKU
HC017106

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Plant the Summer Showstopper Inferno Strip Garden, and you’re sure to have passersby stop to admire your yard. This collection of plants is big, colorful, long-blooming and pollinator-friendly—it is an excellent beginner’s garden! 

Designed to provide low-care, season-long color in narrow, hot and dry planting areas; it’s ideal for those difficult Inferno strips found between the street and sidewalk. This garden is also perfect for edging front walks and adding a narrow band of flowers to the difficult-to-plant south and west sides of garages and other buildings. All of the plants are less than 3 ft. in height, so there are no problems when backing out of your driveway and looking for street traffic.

Included are 4 of Penstemon pinifolius Compactum, 3 of Schizachryrium scoparium Blaze, 2 of Achillea Moonshine, Nepeta Walker's Low, Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacey Blue, Solidago rugosa Fireworks, 1 each of Centranthus ruber Coccineus, and Hesperaloe parviflora Straight Up Red for a total of 17 plants in 5" pots that will fit a 3' x 16' or 6' x 8' space. Not recommended for coastal areas of OR, WA or CA, as the Centranthus Ruber can behave aggressively there. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.

More Information
SKUHC017106
Item Package Size
Garden of 17 Plants
Common Name
Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden
Botanical Name
Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
Penstemon pinifolius Compactum: 10" tall; Schizachryrium scoparium Blaze: 24-36" tall; Achillea Moonshine: 18" tall; Nepeta Walker's Low: 18-24" tall; Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue: 18-24" tall; Solidago rugosa Fireworks: 36" tall; Centranthus ruber
Mature Spread
Penstemon pinifolius Compactum: 12" wide; Schizachryrium scoparium Blaze: 15" wide; Achillea Moonshine: 24" wide; Nepeta Walker's Low: 18" wide; Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue: 24-36" wide; Solidago rugosa Fireworks: 24" wide; Centranthus ruber Coccin
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
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Additional Information
Not recommended for coastal areas of OR, WA or CA.
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
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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Zone 6Shipping begins the week of September 23rd, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of September 30th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of September 30th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of October 7th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 14th, 2019

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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