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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It could just be too early! Your plants should be mature and producing an abundance of blooms within about three years. Following the theory of Steep, Creep, Leap; during year one you'll see foliage, but no blooms, since the plant is pulling lots of energy into a healthy, robust root system that will survive the winter dormancy period. However, once year two rolls around after winter dormancy, the plant will wake up in the garden and continue to grow. In the second season, you can expect to see blooms, though the plant hasn't quite reached its full size or full flowering potential. Finally, during year three the plant will take off and reach its full size. Flowers and foliage will be at their best and you can really see the full potential of your plant.
Our neighborhood nursery was out of the candy stripe phlox and I needed a few more plants to fill in an area. I googled it and decided to take a chance on online plants! The plants came carefully wrapped and boxed and were in great shape. I let them acclimate for a day and then planted them. So far, so good! I'm very happy with the product, service, delivery, everything!
Half of the plants died and others are same size as I received them with not a bloom.
Hello! Thank you for leaving us feedback. We do offer a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your order within that time frame, please email photos of the plants to firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to refund or replace your order. These plants are spring blooming plants. Outside of spring, you will have lush, evergreen foliage. It is hard to say for certain why you haven't seen growth, since so many factors - like weather, soil type, watering, and fertilizing all play a role. Perhaps you're familiar with the old saying about plants: first year sleep, second year creep, third year leap. This applies to plants in the garden center as well as plants you purchase online. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, the second year they have more energy to put into growth, and the third year, they are growing and flowering vigorously. With proper care, you will see growth (and blooms!) in time. Happy Gardening!
The little phlox is thriving next to a beautiful blue rock from a river in Montana. It has found a good home..Looking forward to seeing it in the Spring..
I have ordered many many plants from great garden plants over the years and I have told many people about your products I was privilege to be in a garden show several years ago and they loved my garden
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