Soft Colors Inferno Strip Pre-Planned Garden

This low-growing Inferno Strip Garden is ideal for hot, sunny, problem areas like those found against garage walls and along driveways and roads. With this garden, you can easily create a colorful, long blooming, low maintenance flower bed. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). Designed by Lauren Springer Ogden. Mixed pot sizes.
Zones5 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Low Maintenance
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Cut Flowers
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Plants For Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Bloom TimeEarly summer to mid fall
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SKUHC017214

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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Some years ago while living in eastern CO, Lauren Springer Ogden was faced with the prospect of revitalizing or removing a narrow strip of half-dead Kentucky Bluegrass along the street side of her property. She decided to take a more creative approach and planted that narrow strip of ground between the sidewalk and street with an assortment of tough, xeric, lower growing perennials. The concept of the Inferno Strip Garden was born. While not everyone has a street-side "Inferno strip", this garden collection is also ideal for other hot, sunny, narrow problem areas like those found against garage walls, along driveways or in raised brick planter beds. The Inferno Strip Garden uses an assortment of xeric (water-thrifty) perennials to create a colorful, long blooming, low maintenance flower bed. We recommend that it be mulched to a depth of 2" with crushed gravel. Not recommended for coastal areas of CA, WA and OR as the Valerian (Centranthus) can behave aggressively there. (Note: Not all the plants shown in the photo are sold in this garden collection. However, the overall color scheme and look of the garden will be the same.) 


*We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attribute


Large size (27 plants) comes with two maps for a choice of planting arrangement: 12 ft. long x 5 ft. wide or 20 ft. long x 3 ft. wide. It includes the following plants: 1 each of Red Valerian (Centranthus) and Select Blue Nepeta, 2 each of Powis Castle Artemisia and Purple Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe), 3 each of Fragrant Persian Stonecress (Aethionema)Agastache neomexicanaFirewitch DianthusRocky Mountain PenstemonRed Rocks PenstemonCaradonna Salvia, and Blue Woolly Veronica


Small size (18 plants) covers an area of 3 x 10 ft. wide and includes the following plants: 1 of Caradonna Salvia, 2 each of Fragrant Persian Stonecress (Aethionema)Agastache neomexicanaPowis Castle ArtemisiaPurple Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe)Firewitch DianthusBlue Woolly VeronicaRocky Mountain Penstemon, and 3 of Select Blue Nepeta




More Information
Associated SKUsHC017214
HC017107 (Garden of 18 Plants)
HC017108 (Garden of 27 Plants)
Common Name
Soft Colors Inferno Strip Pre-Planned Garden
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mixed
Bloom Time
Early summer to mid fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average, Well Draining
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Tolerates
Dry Sites
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Plants For Small Spaces
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
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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Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 18th, 2020
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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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