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15 Plants for the Yard

Below are 15 plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pink Elf'--Pink Elf Hydrangea(6 of 15)

  • Due to its small size, it can be planted in small gardens or where space is at a premium. It can be used in a container, but caution should be used to protect it from winter damage.
  • Deer cause the most problems for this plant in the landscape.
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Width: 2-3 feet

    Hardy in USDA zones 6-9:

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or very early fall; apply mulch after first hard frost; plant in light shade with protection from afternoon sun; plant may fail to bloom after hard late frosts; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.
  • Zone 7: Plant in early fall; apply mulch in fall; plant in light to partial shade with protection from afternoon sun; blooming may decrease after hard late frosts; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.
  • Zone 8-9: Plant in early fall; plant in partial shade with protection from afternoon sun; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.

    Care for Pink Elf Hydrangea:

  • Plant in moist, but well-drained soil.
  • Plant in light to partial shade; prune after flowering in summer.
  • It can be used in a container, but caution should be used to protect it from winter damage.

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