My Soil Is Like A Beach Collection
DetailsSave $10 off the single plant price of 83.91!These perennials were chosen to thrive in the sandy soils that seem to kill most other plants. The flowering perennials are long-blooming and good at re-seeding themselves to cover even more sandy areas.
Try several of our favorite sand-loving varieties in this newly offered My Soil Is Like A Beach Collection. It includes three of each variety: Linum perenne Appar, Nassella (Stipa) tenuissima and Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite.
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|Common Name||My Soil Is Like A Beach Collection|
|Botanical Name||My Soil Is Like A Beach Collection|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Pink, Yellow, Blue|
|Mature Height||Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue: 18-24" tall
Engelmannia peristenia: 18-36" tall
Phlox villosissima: 4-6" tall
|Mature Spread||Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue: 24-36" wide
Engelmannia peristenia: 15-18" wide
Phlox villosissima: 15-18" wide
|Bloom Time||Early to late summer.|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Easy to grow, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Winter Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Ideal Region||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).
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Comments about High Country Gardens My Soil Is Like A Beach Collection:
Blue Flax died - was difficult to establish and very touchy about not having constant, consistent water.
Stipa died - again very touchy about water. Couldn't go one day without water.
Judith's Favorite - has grown and survived - although it did not growth quickly and did not bloom this year.
Frankly this bundle of plants was quite disappointing. I'd buy the Flax and Stipa locally - it just doesn't seem to travel well. The plants also looked rather beat up upon arrival. Usually that's not a indicator of success but this time it definitely showed these plants were less than desirable. HCG can do better - especially at their price point.
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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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