Inspired by tough, rugged native plants ideally suited to their environment, this garden is both beautiful and low maintenance. Once established, these classic american farm flowers thrive in challenging conditions. No coddling required. Pairs well with butterflies and sunshine.
Our limited edition, 1-2-3 Done Garden Kits from renowned landscape designer P. Allen Smith allow even the first-time grower to enjoy the beauty of a bountiful and lush garden. Each kit is designed to be easy to install so you can avoid multiple trips to big box stores. Allen has done all the design work; you just pick out the one that fits your budget, style, and needs.
Plants are shipped within 2 weeks of ordering, depending on your climate/location. Contact customer service with any questions. Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.
Homestead Garden: 1-2-3 Done Garden
Each kit includes only the highest quality young plants or tubers needed to start your garden, as well as a beautiful elevation design and plot plan. Both are printed on card stock making them appropriate to display on your refrigerator or carry with you into the garden. Allen's very own planting instructions are included in the kit as well, giving you the security of knowing that the world's most foremost garden designer is right there by your side. Each kit will fill in an area of approximately150 square feet when plants are fully grown--about 3 years from planting.
The Homestead Garden includes the following plants:
1. Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me' Daylilies (Qty: 3) This adorable miniature daylily has 2.75" cranberry red blooms with a narrow yellow watermark and bright green throat. Its elegant petals have pie crust ruffled edges, smooth sepals, and both are slightly recurved. Long blooming and nocturnal - tomorrow's blossoms open during the prior evening. Blooms midseason.Garden Height: 18" Light Requirement: Sun to Part Sun Hardiness Zone: 3-9 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Shipping: Will arrive bareroot in a plastic bag with peat for moisture and ready to plant. Will be the largest sizes commercially available and labeled to common and botanical name.
2. Panicum 'Apache Rose' (Qty: 3) This sturdy plant has a dense, upright, columnar habit with grey-green leaves. In the fall, the tips of the leaves are flushed with a hint of rosy-red. ‘Apache Rose’ has unique rose-colored flower panicles—a welcome color in the fall garden. Very sturdy, and will remain standing through winter unless snows are heavy. Provides important cover for birds during the coldest days of winter. Adds graceful texture and movement to the garden and proven deer resistant. Garden Height: 4’ Light Requirement: Sun Hardiness Zone: 4-9 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Shipping: Plants arrive heavily rooted in a 3” x 3” container, labeled to common and botanical name.
3. Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' Black Eyed Susans (Qty: 3) One of the most popular perennials available today, having earned the prestigious Perennial Plant of the Year Award in 1999. Plants have a long season of bloom and a sturdy, upright habit. The gold daisy-like flowers have a distinct dark brown central cone and are held on branching stems. Avoid deadheading to provide winter interest since the black seed heads remain attractive throughout the colder months and the seeds provide a source of food for our small feathered friends.
Garden Height: 24-36"
Light Requirement: Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: 4-10 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Shipping: Plants arrive heavily rooted in a 3” x 3” container, 7-10 business days after order is processed
4. Butterfly Weed (Qty: 3) This easy, long lived perennial, offers months of bright, tangerine orange blooms! Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one. Heavily laden with nectar and pollen, these flowers are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, Monarch butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects. Gather bountiful bouquets of flowers all summer long; sear the ends of the cut stems over a flame to stop the milky sap from leaking out. Following the fabulous flowers, green fruits develop which rupture to reveal seeds with long, silvery-white, silky hairs reminiscent of its cousin, common milkweed. These are great to use in dried flower arrangements. Garden Height: 24" Light Requirement: Sun Hardiness Zone: 3-9 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Shipping: Plants arrive heavily rooted in a 3” x 3” container, labeled to common name and botanical name.