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  • ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint #2

    $16.99

    ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint Care

    Planting: Choose a location with full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil for your ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint. Ensure proper spacing to accommodate its mature size, typically around 18 to 24 inches in height and spread.

    Watering: Water your ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint regularly, especially during the first growing season to establish its roots. Once established, it is drought-tolerant and requires occasional watering during prolonged dry spells. Water at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to disease.

    Soil: ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint prefers well-drained soil with average fertility. Amend heavy or clay soils with organic matter such as compost to improve drainage and soil structure.

    Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the plant’s stems to prevent rot and disease.

    Fertilizing: ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint generally does not require fertilization. However, you can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring if the soil is poor or the plant shows signs of nutrient deficiency.

    Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming and remove faded foliage to maintain a tidy appearance. Cut back the entire plant to the ground in late fall or early spring to rejuvenate growth.

    Protection: ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor for common issues such as aphids or powdery mildew, and treat promptly if necessary with insecticidal soap or fungicide.

    Propagation: ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint can be propagated by division in early spring or fall. Dig up the plant and separate the root clumps, replanting the divisions in well-prepared soil

  • Astilbe #2

    $16.99

    Astilbe Care

    Planting: Choose a location with partial to full shade and moist, well-drained soil for your astilbe. Avoid areas with heavy clay soil or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Plant in early spring or fall, spacing plants 12 to 18 inches apart.

    Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during hot and dry periods. Water deeply and regularly, providing enough moisture to keep the soil consistently damp but not waterlogged. Mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.

    Soil: Astilbes prefer rich, organic soil with a slightly acidic pH. Amend the soil with compost or peat moss before planting to improve fertility and drainage.

    Fertilizing: Fertilize astilbes in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer or a fertilizer formulated for flowering perennials. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates and frequency.

    Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming and remove faded foliage to maintain a tidy appearance. Cut back the entire plant to the ground in late fall or early spring to rejuvenate growth.

    Division: Divide astilbe clumps every 3 to 4 years in early spring or fall to maintain vigor and prevent overcrowding. Dig up the plant and separate the root clumps, replanting the divisions in well-prepared soil.

    Protection: Astilbes are generally resistant to pests and diseases, but monitor for common issues such as aphids, slugs, or powdery mildew. Treat promptly with insecticidal soap or fungicide if necessary.

    Winter Care: Mulch around the base of the plant in late fall to provide insulation and protect the roots from freezing temperatures. Remove excess mulch in spring as new growth emerges.

  • Black-Eyed Susan #2

    $16.99

    Black-Eyed Susan Care

    Planting: Choose a location with full sun for your Black-Eyed Susan. Ensure well-drained soil, as soggy conditions can lead to root rot. Space plants about 12 to 18 inches apart.

    Watering: Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a strong root system. Once established, Black-Eyed Susans are drought-tolerant and only require watering during prolonged dry spells. Water at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to disease.

    Soil: Black-Eyed Susans prefer well-drained soil of average fertility. They can tolerate poor soils but thrive in amended soil with organic matter such as compost.

    Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to conserve moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the plant’s stems to prevent rot and disease.

    Fertilizing: Black-Eyed Susans generally do not require fertilization. However, if the soil is poor, you can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring.

    Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming throughout the growing season. Cut back the entire plant to about half its height after the first flush of blooms to encourage a second round of flowering.

    Division: Every few years, divide overcrowded clumps of Black-Eyed Susans in spring or fall to rejuvenate the plant and maintain vigor.

    Protection: Black-Eyed Susans are generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor for common issues such as aphids or powdery mildew, and treat promptly if necessary with insecticidal soap or fungicide.

  • Coneflower #2

    $16.99

    Coneflower Care

    Planting: Choose a location with full sunlight and well-drained soil for your Coneflowers. Ensure proper spacing to allow good air circulation between plants. Plant in spring or fall, spacing plants about 18 to 24 inches apart.

    Watering: Water Coneflowers regularly, especially during the first growing season to establish roots. Once established, they are drought-tolerant and only require watering during prolonged dry spells. Water at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to disease.

    Soil: Coneflowers prefer well-drained soil of average fertility. They can tolerate poor soils but thrive in amended soil with organic matter such as compost.

    Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the plant’s stems to prevent rot and disease.

    Fertilizing: Coneflowers generally do not require fertilization. However, if the soil is poor, you can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring.

    Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming throughout the growing season. Cut back the entire plant to about half its height after the first flush of blooms to promote bushy growth and a second round of flowering.

    Protection: Coneflowers are generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor for common issues such as aphids or powdery mildew, and treat promptly if necessary with insecticidal soap or fungicide.

    Winter Care: In colder climates, Coneflowers may benefit from winter protection. Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant in late fall to provide insulation and protect the roots from freezing temperatures.

  • Coreopsis ‘Zagreb’ #2

    $16.99

    Coreopsis ‘Zagreb’ Care

    Planting: Choose a location with full sunlight for your Coreopsis ‘Zagreb’. Ensure well-drained soil, as soggy conditions can lead to root rot. Space plants about 12 to 18 inches apart.

    Watering: Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a strong root system. Once established, ‘Zagreb’ Coreopsis is drought-tolerant and only requires watering during prolonged dry spells. Water at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to disease.

    Soil: Coreopsis ‘Zagreb’ prefers well-drained soil of average fertility. It can tolerate poor soils but thrives in amended soil with organic matter such as compost.

    Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to conserve moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the plant’s stems to prevent rot and disease.

    Fertilizing: ‘Zagreb’ Coreopsis generally does not require fertilization. However, if the soil is poor, you can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring.

    Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming throughout the growing season. Cut back the entire plant to about half its height after the first flush of blooms to encourage a second round of flowering.

    Division: Every few years, divide overcrowded clumps of Coreopsis ‘Zagreb’ in spring or fall to rejuvenate the plant and maintain vigor.

    Protection: Coreopsis ‘Zagreb’ is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor for common issues such as aphids or powdery mildew, and treat promptly if necessary with insecticidal soap or fungicide.

  • Dianthus #2

    $16.99

    Dianthus Care

    Planting: Choose a location with well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade for your Dianthus. Ensure proper spacing to allow air circulation between plants. Plant in spring or fall, spacing plants about 6 to 12 inches apart.

    Watering: Water your Dianthus regularly, especially during dry spells. Provide enough water to keep the soil consistently moist, but avoid overwatering, as Dianthus is susceptible to root rot in soggy conditions. Water at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to disease.

    Soil: Dianthus prefers well-drained soil with good fertility. Amend heavy or clay soils with organic matter such as compost to improve drainage and soil structure.

    Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the plant’s stems to prevent rot and disease.

    Fertilizing: Fertilize Dianthus in spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer or a fertilizer formulated for flowering perennials. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates and frequency.

    Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming throughout the growing season. Cut back the entire plant after the first flush of blooms to promote bushy growth and a second round of flowering.

    Protection: Dianthus is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor for common issues such as aphids or powdery mildew, and treat promptly if necessary with insecticidal soap or fungicide.

    Winter Care: In colder climates, apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant in late fall to provide insulation and protect the roots from freezing temperatures.

  • Hosta #2

    $16.99

    Hosta Care

    Light: Hostas thrive in partial to full shade. While some varieties can tolerate more sunlight, it’s generally best to provide them with filtered or indirect sunlight to prevent leaf scorching.

    Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply once or twice a week, especially during dry spells or hot weather. Avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases.

    Soil: Hostas prefer well-draining, rich, and slightly acidic soil. Incorporate organic matter such as compost or leaf mulch into the soil to improve its texture and fertility.

    Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring as new growth emerges. Avoid excessive nitrogen, which can lead to lush foliage but decreased plant vigor.

    Mulching: Mulch around the base of the plant with a layer of organic mulch to conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and insulate the roots. This is particularly important during the hot summer months.

    Division: Hostas benefit from division every few years to prevent overcrowding and rejuvenate the plant. Divide mature clumps in early spring or fall, ensuring each division has several healthy roots and shoots.

    Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests such as slugs, snails, and deer, which may feed on hosta foliage. Use organic or chemical controls as necessary. Additionally, watch for signs of fungal diseases like leaf spot or crown rot, and promptly remove and destroy affected foliage.

    Winter Care: Hostas are generally hardy and can withstand frost. However, in colder regions, provide a layer of mulch to insulate the roots during winter. Cut back dead foliage in late fall or early spring to encourage new growth.

  • Lavender #2

    $16.99

    Lavender Care

    Planting: Choose a location with full sunlight and well-drained soil for your Lavender. Ensure proper spacing to allow good air circulation between plants. Plant in spring or fall, spacing plants about 12 to 18 inches apart.

    Watering: Lavender prefers dry to moderately moist soil. Water newly planted Lavender regularly to establish roots, but once established, water sparingly. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent root rot. Water at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to disease.

    Soil: Lavender thrives in well-drained, sandy or gravelly soil with low fertility. Amend heavy or clay soils with sand or gravel and ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogging.

    Mulching: Apply a thin layer of gravel or crushed stone around the base of the plant to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Avoid organic mulches that can trap moisture around the plant’s stems.

    Fertilizing: Lavender is a light feeder and generally does not require fertilization. If necessary, apply a small amount of balanced fertilizer in spring, but avoid excessive nitrogen, which can promote lush foliage at the expense of flowers.

    Pruning: Prune Lavender lightly after flowering to remove spent blooms and shape the plant. Avoid cutting into old wood, as Lavender may not regrow from woody stems. Trim back woody growth in spring to encourage new growth from the base.

    Protection: Lavender is generally resistant to pests and diseases, but monitor for common issues such as aphids or root rot. Treat promptly if necessary with insecticidal soap or fungicide.

    Winter Care: In colder climates, Lavender may benefit from winter protection. Mulch around the base of the plant with gravel or straw to insulate the roots from freezing temperatures.