Sedum hybrid 'Wildfire'

Sunsparkler®  Series Stonecrop 'Wildfire'
Family: Crassulaceae (Orphine Family)
       
·        Hardiness Zones:  4-9
·        Height: 4-6 inches
·        Spread: 14-18 inches
·        Bloom Time: August to September
·        Bloom: rose-pink long-lasting flowerheads
·        Light: full sun
·        Soil: average, well-drained; does well in soil of poor fertility
·        Moisture: Dry; needs good drainage
·        Use: containers, borders, rock gardens; attracts bees and butterflies
·        Care: low maintenance; divide clumps every 2-3 years in early spring
·        Concerns: no serious insect or disease problems
·        Native to: hybrid cultivar
·        Notes: cherry-red thumbnail-sized foliage with pink variegated edges
·        Supplier: Kopke's Fruit of the Bloom
·        Teaching Garden Location & Code: Rock Garden C235

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Phlox douglasii 'Crackerjack'

Tufted or Columbia phlox 'Crackerjack'
Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
       
·        Hardiness Zones:  2-9
·        Height: 2-4 inches
·        Spread: 12 inches
·        Bloom Time: May to June
·        Bloom: large crimson flowers
·        Light: full sun
·        Soil: average to sandy
·        Moisture: Dry; needs good drainage
·        Use: rock gardens, ground covers, edging
·        Care: low maintenance; may divide clumps in early fall after 3-4 years
·        Concerns: no serious insect or disease problems; does not like moist conditions
·        Native to: northwestern US
·        Notes: forms low mound of dark needle-like leaves
·        Supplier: The Flower Factory
·        Teaching Garden Location & Code: Rock Garden C234

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Penstemon pinifolius 'Compactum'

Compact Pineleaf Beardtongue 'Compactum'
Family: Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)
       
·        Hardiness Zones:  4-9
·        Height: 6-8 inches
·        Spread: 12 inches
·        Bloom Time: June to August
·        Bloom: small bright scarlet tubular flowers
·        Light: full sun
·        Soil: average to sandy or rocky
·        Moisture: dry to medium, drought tolerant
·        Use: rock gardens; attracts bees, butterflies, birds
·        Care: low maintenance; may need  light shearing in early spring
·        Concerns: no serious insect or disease problems; does not like moist conditions
·        Native to: western North America
·        Notes: forms a compact mound of needle-like dark-green leaves; rabbit resistant
·        Supplier: The Flower Factory
·        Teaching Garden Location & Code: Rock Garden C233

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Iberis sempervirens 'Little Gem'

Candytuft 'Little Gem'
Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)
       
·        Hardiness Zones:  3-9
·        Height: 5-8 inches
·        Spread: 12-18 inches
·        Bloom Time: April to May
·        Bloom: clusters of pure white flowers
·        Light: sun to part shade
·        Soil: average to sandy; well-drained
·        Moisture: dry to medium; drought tolerant
·        Use: borders, ground covers
·        Care: prune back by about one-third after blooming; protect with mulch or snow from dessicating winter sun
·        Concerns: susceptible to crown rot and club root disease in poorly drained soils
·        Native to: southern Europe
·        Notes: narrow dark-green leathery leaves; deer and rabbit resistant; salt tolerant; also sold as Iberis 'Weisser Zwerg'
·        Supplier: The Flower Factory
·        Teaching Garden Location & Code: Rock Garden C227

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