Rain Garden Pre-Planned Garden
The water-cleansing Rain Garden Pre-Planned Garden is both colorful and functional. By planting a colorful mix of durable perennial flowers and ornamental grasses in a depression that collects water, their roots and foliage help to filter and clean the water that percolates into the soil and recharges our aquifers. Rain gardens are a great low-tech way to take water that flows from our roofs and other hard surfaces and allows it to be slowly absorbed by the soil. This helps reduce the destructive flow of dirty storm water run-off into our streams and rivers and creates beneficial habitat using native plants. The Rain Gardens come with a planting diagram and plant care guide to create and maintain a professionally designed garden.
The large pre-planned Rain Garden covers approx. 100 sq. ft. and includes the following perennials; (3) each of Asclepias incarnata, Monarda fistulosa and Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White', (2) each of Phlox paniculata Jeana, Ratibida pinnata, Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' and Muhlenbergia reverchonii and (1) Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' for a total of 18 plants.
The small pre-planned Rain Garden covers approximately 50 sq. ft. and includes the following perennials; (2) Asclepias incarnata and (1) each of Monarda fistulosa, Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White', Phlox paniculata Jeana, Ratibida pinnata, Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks', Muhlenbergia reverchonii and Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' for a total of 9 plants. (Note: we reserve the right to substitute another regionally suitable plant should any of the listed varieties be unavailable.)
HBLHH09 (Garden of 9 Plants)
HBLHH18 (Garden of 18 Plants)
|Common Name||Rain Garden Pre-Planned Garden|
|Botanical Name||Rain Garden Pre-Planned Garden|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Bloom Time||Early summer to early fall|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Advantages||Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Native|
|Special Groups||High Country Gardens Introduction|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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.
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.
Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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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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