Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden

Our Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden features boldly colorful, long-blooming perennials that can stand up to harsh summer heat. Designed for hellstrips, sidewalks, and tough, hot, dry garden sites that call for curb appeal, this low-maintenance garden blooms to attract pollinators all season. Easy-to-grow plants are great for beginning gardeners. Garden of 17 plants covers 48 sq ft. This Pre-Planned Garden comes with a garden layout map to make planting easy.
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
bee-friendly
Bee Friendly
attract-butterflies
Attract Butterflies
attract-hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
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Deer Resistant
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Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Xeric
Mature Height 5-6 ft. tall
Mature Spread48 sq ft (6 ft x 8 ft)
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer
Shipping DetailsShipping begins the week of February 20th, 2023 Learn More…
Item Package SizeGarden of 17 Plants
SKUHC017106

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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Exclusive to High Country Gardens, our Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden will have the neighbors stopping by to admire your yard. Designed to provide low-maintenance, season-long color, it’s ideal for difficult planting sites. Plant it in your hellstrips (or parking strip) between the street and sidewalk, edging front walks, or add a band of flowers to the south or west sides of your garage or home. It includes a mix of North American native plants as well as plants from around the world that thrive in hot, dry climates. Plants grow to less than 3 feet tall, so they will not block the view of driveways or traffic.

The flowers in Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden covers 48 sq ft (6 ft x 8 ft). It includes a garden map, care and planting instructions, and 17 plants:

Not recommended for coastal areas of Oregon, Washington, or California, as the Valerian (Centranthus) can behave aggressively there.

For best results, we recommend planting with Yum Yum Mix and Root Stimulator Combo Pack.

Plants are subject to change due to availability. Any substitutions will feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the garden design. Not all plants will be in bloom at the same time, as may be depicted in the artist’s rendering.

More Information
SKUHC017106
Item Package Size
Garden of 17 Plants
Common Name
Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
5-6 ft. tall
Mature Spread
48 sq ft (6 ft x 8 ft)
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Waterwise
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Additional Information
Not recommended for coastal areas of OR, WA or CA.
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, 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 need the space to grow and fill in the expected area.

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 15th, 2023
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 15th, 2023
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 15th, 2023
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 24th, 2023
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 10th, 2023
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 20th, 2023
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of February 27th, 2023
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 20th, 2023
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 20th, 2023

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 and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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