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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Astilbe (7 of 12)

Tolerates moist soil
Plant in partial shade for all zones
Height: 1-2 feet; Width: 2-3 feet
Water when dry during growing season; fertilize in spring
Hardy in USDA zones (3)4-8:
Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first frost; avoid contact with salt; divide clumps every few years in early spring; marginally hardy in this zone.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first frost; avoid contact with salt; divide clumps every few years in early spring.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first frost; avoid contact with salt; divide clumps every few years in early spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; mulch after first frost; divide clumps every few years in early spring.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch after first frost; divide clumps every few years in early spring.
Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch after first frost; divide clumps every few years in early spring.

Hemerocallis 'Cream Desire' – Cream Desire Daylily
Deciduous daylily with creamy flowers with ruffled edges and a chartreuse throat
Late-blooming
Plant in full sun to light shade
Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil; drought tolerant once established
Prune back after first frost; divide and fertilize in spring
Height: 12 inches Width: 18 inches
Hardy in zones 3-9:
Zone 3: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring; may be marginally hardy in this zone.
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.

Hemerocallis 'Green Flutter' – Green Flutter Daylily
Deciduous daylily with yellow flowers with ruffled edges and a green throat
Late-blooming
Plant in full sun to light shade
Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil; drought tolerant once established
Prune back after first frost; divide and fertilize in spring
Height: 18-24 inches Width: 18 inches
Hardy in zones 3-9:
Zone 3: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring; may be marginally hardy in this zone.
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.

Hemerocallis 'Hyperion' – Hyperion Flutter Daylily
Deciduous daylily with prolific soft yellow flowers that are fragrant
Mid-season blooming
Plant in full sun to light shade
Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil; drought tolerant once established
Prune back after first frost; divide and fertilize in spring
Height: 36-40 inches Width: 24 inches
Hardy in zones 3-9:
Zone 3: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring; may be marginally hardy in this zone.
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.

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