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

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Little Princess Spiraea (6 of 14)

Gardener's Note: Little Princess Spiraea is a non-native plant on the invasive watch list of several states: TN, KY, VA and the U.S. Forest Service. It is best avoided near moist areas.
Plant in full sun to partial shade
Plant in rich, but well-drained soil
Water regularly until established; fertilize in spring; prune ½ to 1/3 when dormant
Deadhead to prevent the formation of seeds that produce unwanted seedlings
Height: 2-3 feet; Width: to 3 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt; may suffer some tip dieback in this zone.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; may defoliate early in hot, dry weather.

Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre' – Silver Sceptre Sedge
Evergreen clumping perennial with grass-like foliage of bright silver and green
Prune to 3-4 inches before new growth appears; divide every few years
Plant in partial to full shade
Plant in rich, moist, but well-drained soil
Height 12 inches: Width: 15 inches
Hardy in USDA zones 6-9:
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade; mulch in fall.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade; mulch in fall.
Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade; mulch in fall.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade; mulch in fall.

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