My Climate Zone
Sunset Climate ZoneZone 8
USDA Plant Hardines ZoneZone 8a
My Mulch Profile
Gardening Ability1 - Beginner
My 5 favorite plants areSun Rose (aptenia cordifolia "red apple"
Cat or Dog personDog Person
What is your Garden Test Score?6-10 Good Start
Plant Care Provider Profile
When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!
When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?
When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?
When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?
Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?
When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?
Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?
When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?
What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?
Treat for Pest/Disease
How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?
When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?
When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?
When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?
Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?