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

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Aureomarginata Hosta (11 of 15)

Hosta montana 'Aureomarginata' – Aureomarginata Hosta
Medium hosta with center green area streaked with gold along the edges
Plant in moist, but-well drained soil
Plant in partial to full shade
Height: 24 inches; Width: 24-32 inches
Hardy in USDA zones 3-8:
Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; protect from salt; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; protect from salt; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; protect from salt; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or fall; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or fall; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide in fall or as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
Zone 8: Plant in spring or fall; mulch lightly in the fall; pull back mulch in early spring; divide in fall or as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.

Polygonatum falcatum variegatum – Variegated Solomon's Seal
Variegated perennial with arching foliaged edged in cream and small white flowers below the leaves
Foliage turns butter yellow in the fall
Plant in moist, but-well drained soil
Plant in partial to full shade
Height: 24-32 inches; Width: 18-24 inches
Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; protect from salt; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; protect from salt; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring.

Tradescantia 'Zwaneburg Blue' - Spiderwort
Clump-forming perennial with grass-like foliage a deep violet-blue flowers in early summer.
Each three-petaled flower lasts one day
Tolerant of most soil conditions
Plant in full sun to partial shade
Plants self-sow readily; shear after flowering for repeat bloom later in the season
Height: 18-24 inches; Width: 24 inches
Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; protect from salt; pull back mulch in early spring; shear back after flowering.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch heavily after first hard frost; protect from salt; pull back mulch in early spring; shear back after flowering.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in early spring; shear back after flowering.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in early spring; shear back after flowering.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in early spring; shear back after flowering.
Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in early spring; shear back after flowering.

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