Cottage Farms 6-piece Compact Viva SunPatiens Collection

Cottage Farms 6-piece Compact Viva SunPatiens Collection
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Infuse your outdoor space with a ray of color and light. Perfect for a hanging basket, pot, or window box, this compact SunPatiens collection includes three plants with crisp white blooms and three plants with vibrant rose-colored blooms, all atop bright, yellow-green foliage. From Cottage Farms.

  • Includes three compact Variegated White SunPatiens and three Variegated Rose SunPatiens
  • Shipped as six potted plants
  • Plant 1' to 2' apart
  • Place in full to partial sun
  • Water 1" or more per week
  • Varieties bloom from summer to first frost
  • Matures to 2'H to 2-1/2'H with a 1'W to 2'W spread
  • Annual
  • Suitable for all USDA hardiness zones
  • 90-day Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Cannot ship to PR, AK, VI, HI, Guam
  • Ships at the appropriate time for planting in your area
  • Grown in USA

Important Details

We're not happy if you're not happy. Cottage Farms warrants its perennials for 1 year and annuals for 90 days from the time of shipment. If, for any reason, you're dissatisfied, Cottage Farms will replace your plant with a similar or comparable one at no charge. If your replacement is not available or it's too late in the season to ship, it will ship the following shipping season.

Special Instructions

Read me! Water these plants immediately.

After shipping thousands of SunPatiens collections to homes all over the United States, and discussing the results with customers, we've found that gardeners were most successful when they followed this simple transplanting tip:

Upon opening the box, thoroughly rehydrate the plants and surrounding soil. Do so by submersing the root ball of each plant in water until the leaves are no longer wilted. This process may take several hours. A kitchen sink or plastic food storage containers work well for this process.

We also suggest placing the plants in a location with bright, yet indirect, light, such as a windowsill or covered patio, while they rehydrate. Even SunPatiens that look a little worse-for-wear after their long shipping journey will quickly perk up and be ready for planting in the ground or in containers.

Once your new arrivals are established and showing signs of new growth, you may begin fertilizing with Cottage Farms' Carefree Bud-n-Flower Booster for maximum growth and flower production.

Questions? Email us: Help@CottageFarmsDirect.com or call toll-free 888-593-3644.

Happy gardening!

Zone Finder

Don't know your zone?

Zone 11:

Ships Week of March 7th

This zone is the warmest, and refers to any region that seldom dips below 40°F. Zone 11 is considered to be frost-free.

Zone 10:

Ships Week of March 7th

Plants that love heat and humidity do very well in this tropical climate. Zone 10 receives plenty of rain, sunshine, and warm temperatures. Its average annual low temperature is 30–35°F.

Zone 9:

Ships Week of March 7th

This zone includes the thermal belt of California's Central Valley. In this growing region, gardeners don't worry about cold hardiness like they do in other parts of the United States. The bigger concern here is the summer heat. Weather in the thermal belt is affected by both coastal and interior weather patterns. Hot and very dry air is pushed in from the inland while the ocean provides cool and moist air. Plants that prefer cool and moist summers are difficult to grow in this region, whereas heat-loving plants thrive with minimal attention. Zone 9 has very hot summers, while winters have low temperatures ranging from 28–18°F, although frost is rare. Rain between November and April averages 2 inches per month. There's constant sunshine during growing season. Plants that do well in this area with full sun are butterfly bushes, lavender, black-eyed Susans, hibiscus, and sedum. Part-sun plants include honeysuckle, phlox, passion flower, hollyhock, and bee balm. Bleeding hearts would work great in shade.

Zone 8:

Ships Week of March 14th

This zone ranges 10–20°F as the average annual low temperature. Most parts of Zone 8 enjoy a temperate climate with mild winters. Summers are generally warm with cooler night temperatures. Due to the long growing season, this zone is home to many beautiful gardens. Although it's too warm for lilacs, many other plants from Zones 7 & 9 may actually do well here depending on the microclimate of your location. Suggested for some plants that should flourish in Zone 8 are angel trumpets, astilbe, bee balm, bleeding hearts, columbine, daylily, hostas, and butterfly bushes.

Zone 7:

Ship Weeks Vary by Location:

  • 7a ships week of 3/28
  • 7b ships week of 3/21

This zone has hot summers and mild, but pronounced, winters that sharply define the season without severe winter cold or enervating humidity. This zone also has a climate conducive to growing such plants as peonies, lilacs, and flower bulbs. In Zone 7, typical winter lows range from 35–26°F (2 to -3°C with record lows averaging from 18–0°(-8 to -18°C).

Zone 6:

Ship Weeks Vary by Location:

  • 6a ships week of 4/11
  • 6b ships week of 4/4

Warmer summers and cooler winters distinguish Zone 6 from coastal Zone 5. With a long growing season from 155 days at Cottage Grove to 280 days and 40–55 inches of annual precipitation in most places. If you live in Portland for example, it's among the mildest parts of Zone 6. Zone 6 averages 10–15°F (5–8°C) higher than those along the coast, while winters are the warm summers of this zone. The cold winters make this area exceptional for growing plants like peonies and plants that need at least 6–8 weeks of cold weather to grow and bloom properly.

Zone 5:

Ship Weeks Vary by Location:

  • 5a ships week of 5/2
  • 5bn ships week of 4/25
  • 5bs ships week of 4/18

Summer highs run between 65°–70°F (18–21°C) along the coast, and 70–75°F (21–24°C). Such mild temperatures are great for growing begonias. Steady breezes and lower temperatures, especially along the coast, make windbreaks and warm microclimates critical for heat-loving plants. Average January minimum temperatures range from 33–41°F (1–5°C), with annual lows averaging a few degrees colder.

Zone 4:

Ships Week of May 9th

This zone has more cold than neighboring Zone 5, more snow, and a shorter growing season. Compared to neighboring zones in Alaska and Canada, however, it has less winter cold and a longer growing season. No zone grows better perennials and bulbs. Average winter lows in Zone 4 range from 34°–28°F with extreme lows averaging 8°–0°F. The growing season is 150–200 days long, but because Zone 4 summers are temperate (high average from the low 60s to the 70s), plants take more time to develop.

About Cottage Farms

About Cottage Farms

A leader in the horticulture industry for over 50 years, Cottage Farms is renowned for quality plants. Often referred to as "the grower's grower", Cottage Farms can be found at top nurseries and garden centers around the country. Discover the beauty of easy-to-plant, easy-to-grow perennials.

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M20902 - Cottage Farms 6-pc Compact Viva SunPatiens Collection 3.8 5 4 4
Pleasantly surprised Of all the plants I purchased last year this one was the best. I was pleasantly surprised how quickly they grew and withstood the heat of the summer. All 6 plants thrived no matter their location around my house. Although I cannot account for issues other purchasers may have had, I would recommend this to others. 02-01-11
WONDERFUL I planted them in the front of my house and was more then pleased. My Grandma has grown flowers her whole life and told me that she has never seen such beautiful SunPatiens. I LOVE THEM!!!! Great Job guys:) 01-29-11
Risky I ordered the Compact Viva SunPatients last year. When I ordered these, I knew I was taking a chance because there were no reviews for me to read. First, all 6 plants arrived looking healthy. Second, I followed the directions regarding planting and caring for the plants. Third, the folliage developed but not as advertised; and 4 of the 6 plants bloomed in September, after the summer season and not as large as advertised. The other 2 plants produced about 4 flowers each and were very small in comparision to the other 4. I gave this product 3 stars because the folliage was nice. Otherwise, I would have given it 2 stars. I would not recommend this item because I did not get what was advertised. 01-06-11
grew but.............ugly I bought 2 sets of these last year because I wanted something different, the varigated leaves sold them for me. However, they did not perform well in sun without getting brown burn spots on the leaves and were quite ugly just from that. They do grow and bloom but they certainly are not the show stopper the pictures show, thank goodness I had placed them in the flower bed with other flowers, I would have been very disappointed and embarrassed at the brown spot flower bed people would view. Bypass these and also because they drink water like you have an endless supply for them! 01-04-11
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