Some Like It Hot Collection

If you have places in your landscape where most flowers seem to fry from the heat, these tough, long blooming perennials will solve the problem. They thrive in hot, sunny locations and provide flowers over much of the growing season when kept deadheaded. These red, purple and yellow blooms will brighten your yard and withstand the heat. Drought resistant perennial plants (xeric). A collection of nine plants (three each of three varieties in 2.5" and 5" pots. Save $10 off the single plant price of $89.91.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature HeightAchillea Moonshine - 18" tall
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue - 15" tall
Salvia microphylla Hot Lips - 24-36" tall
Mature SpreadAchillea Moonshine- 24" wide
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue - 18" wide
Salvia microphylla Hot Lips - 24-36" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer.
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-5.
Other zones shipping soon.
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SizeCollection of 9
SKUHC017126

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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$82.91
Per Collection of 9
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SKU
HC017126

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If you have areas in your landscape where most flowers seem to fry from the heat, these tough, long blooming perennials will solve the problem. Try several of our favorite sun-loving varieties in the Some Like It Hot Collection. It includes three of each variety: Achillea Moonshine, Nepeta faassenii Select Blue and Salvia microphylla Hot Lips. They thrive in hot, sunny locations and provide flowers over much of the growing season when kept deadheaded.


*Does not include planting map 

More Information
SKUHC017126
Item Package Size
Collection of 9
Common Name
Some Like It Hot Collection
Botanical Name
Some Like It Hot Collection
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange, Yellow, Purple
Mature Height
Achillea Moonshine - 18" tall
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue - 15" tall
Salvia microphylla Hot Lips - 24-36" tall
Mature Spread
Achillea Moonshine- 24" wide
Nepeta faassenii Select Blue - 18" wide
Salvia microphylla Hot Lips - 24-36" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, 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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