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Flowering Plants

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

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Lenten Rose(9 of 15)

Large, palmate dark-green foliage
Height: 12-18 inches; width: 12-18 inches
Plant in rich organic soil that is well drained in partial to full shade
Do not disturb roots of established plants
Prune away older foliage at beginning of blooming season
Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to avoid winter heaving; mulch in spring and again after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; plant in partial to full shade; water during dry periods; may be deciduous in this zone.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to avoid winter heaving; mulch in spring and again after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; plant in partial to full shade; water during dry periods; may be deciduous in this zone.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch after first hard frost; plant in partial to full shade; water during dry periods; usually evergreen in this zone.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch after first hard frost; plant in partial to full shade; water during dry periods; evergreen in this zone.
Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch in fall; plant in partial to full shade; water during dry periods; evergreen in this zone.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch in fall; plant in partial to full shade; water during dry periods; evergreen in this zone.

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