Perennial Plant Care Guide – Sedum, Shasta Daisy, Veronica, Yarrow

Sedum

To control weeds and retain moisture, apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2 inch layer of mulch. These need to be watered during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. After the first killing frost, cut stems back so that they’re 1 to 2 inches above the soil line. These plants need to be divided every 3 to 4 years in the spring.

Shasta Daisy

To control weeds and retain moisture, apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2 inch layer of mulch. These plants need watering during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Tall varieties can be kept upright with a stake. After the first killing frost, cut stems back so that they’re 1 to 2 inches above the soil line. These plants need to be divided every 3 to 4 years in the spring.

Veronica

To control weeds and retain moisture, apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2 inch layer of mulch. These need to be watered during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Tall varieties can be kept upright with a stake. After the first killing frost, cut stems back so that they’re 1 to 2 inches above the soil line. These plants need to be divided every 3 to 4 years in the spring.

Yarrow

To control weeds and retain moisture, apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2 inch layer of mulch. These need to be watered during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. After the first killing frost, cut stems back so that they’re 1 to 2 inches above the soil line. These plants need to be divided every 3 to 4 years in the spring.

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