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Exclusive. The ‘Summer Showstopper’ inferno strip garden design will provide low care, season-long color in hot and dry planting areas and uses a selection of durable, long blooming perennials. A total of 17 plants in 5" pots that will fit a 3' x 16' or 6' x 8' space. Save $15 off the single plant price of $196.83!
Plant the Summer Showstopper Inferno Strip Garden, and you’re sure to have passersby stop to admire your yard. This collection of plants is big, colorful, long-blooming and pollinator-friendly—it is an excellent beginner’s garden! Save $15 off the single plant price of $196.83!
Designed to provide low-care, season-long color in narrow, hot and dry planting areas; it’s ideal for those difficult Inferno strips found between the street and sidewalk. This garden is also perfect for edging front walks and adding a narrow band of flowers to difficult-to-plant south and west sides of garages and other buildings. All but one of the plants are less than 3 ft. in height, so there are no problems when backing out of your driveway and looking for street traffic.
Included are 4 of Penstemon pinifolius Compactum, 3 of Schizachryrium scoparium Blaze, 2 of Achillea Moonshine (2.5"), Nepeta Walker's Low, Perovskia atriplicifolia Lacy Blue, Solidago Fireworks, 1 each of Centranthus ruber Coccineus, and Hesperaloe parviflora or Agastache Ava for a total of 17 plants in 5" pots that will fit a 3' x 16' or 6' x 8' space. Not recommended for coastal areas of OR, WA or CA, as the Centranthus Ruber can behave aggressively there. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.
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I would not buy this product again
By Mtn Mama
from Montrose, CO
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Comments about High Country Gardens Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden:
Even though I received the plants within 2 days and had them in the ground on the 3rd day I lost nearly every plant. I am an experienced gardener and just wonder if they all needed to be planted in bedding material first and then transplanted. The grasses arrived looking dead. Although I have purchased plants from HCG before, while living in Prescott, AZ, I wonder about our climate and soil here in Montrose.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Most plants took this year to get established.
from Dayton, NV
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Most plants took this year to get established. Should meet expectations next summer. The Russian sage and catmint took off well. Regarding the following question about recommending the product to a friend, the answer is yes with the explanation that the plants are small and will take time to mature.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Amazingly healthy plants
from Southern Utah
I ordered this garden last year, along with a number of other plants, and planted them all in horrific heat. I watered everything faithfully, used yum yum and Superthrive and hoped for the best. This year the plants started popping up early and are now huge. Neighbors I don't know who walk their dogs or jog past have stopped to ask me if these were the same tiny plants they saw be planting last year. They are amazed! Wanted to know where I got them. I own another home an hour away where I had planted two other pre-planned gardens 9 years ago. High Country was owned by someone else at the time. The plants are healthy and beautiful but it took a couple, three years to get to the size of the plants I bought just last year for this house. Can't say enough good things about the quality and customer support.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Santa Fe
I was very excited to order this pre-planned garden, having heard wonderful things about High Country Gardens from both my mother and mother-in-law. What arrived was disappointing, and frankly felt cheap. The plants did not include penstemon, jupiter's beard, or redbirds in a tree. Arriving in late fall, the plants did not have time to establish and only about sixty percent of them survived the relatively mild winter. The prairie blue grass and the goldenrod died, and frankly, the other plants look puny. This garden cost nearly $200 and the results are quite simply not worth it.
Love this garden!
from Cincinnati, Ohio
I've been trying to grow a garden with a wildflower look for years. This preplanned garden was my last gasp and it did not disappoint. I followed the directions and waited and waited but when the time was right, everything bloomed and looked fantastic. In addition, all plants tolerated an eactic Cincinnati summer...soaking wet or bone dry. I was happy every day!
Summer showstopper is a showstopper!
By Grandma the gardener
from Ridgewood, NJ
We ordered this garden as a replacement to our rose bed which had dwindledafter many years. It was amazing and filled the whole bed by the end of the summer! It still looks good (not blooming anymore) at the end of Novemberin NJ. My husband and I were very pleased with this garden.
I would buy this selection again
from salt lake city utah
Consistently high quality plants--exceed expectations
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