My Soil Is Like A Brick Collection

These long-blooming perennials will thrive in clay soils that present a challenge to most other plants. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A collection of nine plants (three each of three varieties). Save $10 off the single plant price of $86.91!
Zones5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Plant SizeCallirhoe involucrata: 5" tall
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue: 15" tall
Achillea Moonshine: 18" tall Callirhoe involucrata: 24-30" wide
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue: 18" wide
Achillea Moonshine: 24" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer.
ShippingNow shipping to zones 8-10.
Other zones shipping soon.
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SizeCollection of 9
SKUHC017127

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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Regular Price $76.91 Sale $69.21
Per Collection of 9
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SKU
HC017127

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These long-blooming perennials are the solution when looking for plants to grow in clay soils. Try several of our favorite clay-loving varieties in the My Soil Is Like A Brick Collection. It includes three of each variety: Callirhoe involucrata, Achillea Moonshine and Nepeta Select Blue. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes. Save $10 off the single plant price of $86.91!

*Does not include planting map

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SKU
HC017127
Item Package Size
Collection of 9
Common Name
My Soil Is Like A Brick Collection
Botanical Name
My Soil Is Like A Brick Collection
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
Callirhoe involucrata: 5" tall
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue: 15" tall
Achillea Moonshine: 18" tall
Mature Spread
Callirhoe involucrata: 24-30" wide
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue: 18" wide
Achillea Moonshine: 24" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer, Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
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
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Low Maintenance
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
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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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of April 1st, 2019
Zone 8Now Shipping
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