Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionPlant an inviting carpet of soft, touchable texture with this pretty ground cover. Also known as brass buttons (due to its little globe-like blooms) or creeping cotula, the flowers are interesting but it’s the fine, fern-like foliage and natural mat-forming habit that makes this it a fantastic and highly under-used addition to your landscape or garden. Though it isn’t as showy as ‘Platt’s Black’, which boasts purple-black foliage, it is more shade tolerant, providing an inviting option for often difficult spots.DetailsBotanical Name: Leptinella squalida Common Name: Green Brass Buttons Zone: 5-9 Sun Exposure: Sun to part shade Height x Width: 1-2" X 10-12" Flower Color: Yellow Foliage Color: Green Season of Interest: Summer Uses: Alpine & rock, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Rock garden, Small spaces, Under planting. How To GrowSoil: Easily grown in average, medium to moist, well-drained soil. Light: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Spacing: 6 - 12 inches Fertilizing: Spring is the best time to fertilize the plants if necessary. Apply a light application of balanced timed release fertilizer, and rinse the leaves thoroughly after applying to prevent leaf burn. Winterizing: May need to mulch or protect in zone 5. Maintenance & Pruning: Will tolerate an occasional mowing. Can be divided in spring or fall.