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Late Summer Color Garden


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Plant a Late Season Color garden and enjoy end-of-summer blooms covered in dancing pollinators, all the way into fall. As other flowers fade into the landscape, these hardy perennials stand strong and healthy. Colorful, mostly native plants are deliberately arranged to enhance one another’s best features.

Zones 5 - 8
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Bloom Time Early summer to early fall
Size Collection of 24

Plant Information

The Late Summer Color Garden includes 24 perennial plants that provide lasting color into summer’s eleventh hour. Mature plants will fill a 12 x 6' rectangular bed or 72 square feet of planting space.

Includes: 3 Echinacea (Coneflower) Pow Wow Berry, 3 Lobelia geradii (Cardinal Flower) Vedrariensis, 3 Penstemon (Bearded Tongue) Red Riding Hood PP#18950, 3 Rudbeckia fulgida (Black Eyed Susan) Goldstrum, 3 Helenium (Sneezeweed) Mardi Gras PP#15124, 3 Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) Cinderella, 3 Chelone obliqua (Turtlehead) Rosea, and 3 Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower) White Swan.

Comes with detailed care instructions and 3 diagrams illustrating correct layouts for planting in rectangular, island, and corner-shaped beds. We do reserve the right to make substitutions; however, our replacement plants are always very similar. Save 10% on each individual plant price when purchasing any pre-planned garden.

Late Summer Color pre-planned garden maps

Plant Key for 12 x 6 Beds

1 - Echinacea (Coneflower) Pow Wow Berry - 3 plants
2 - Lobelia geradii (Cardinal Flower) Vedrariensis - 3 plants
3 - Penstemon (Bearded Tongue) Red Riding Hood PP#18950 - 3 plants
4 - Rudbeckia fulgida (Black Eyed Susan) Goldstrum - 3 plants
5 - Helenium (Sneezeweed) Mardi Gras PP#15124 - 3 plants
6 - Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) Cinderella - 3 plants
7 - Chelone obliqua (Turtlehead) Rosea - 3 plants
8 - Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower) White Swan - 3 plants

Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Bloom Time Early summer to early fall
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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 (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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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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