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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DescriptionAdd a jolt of electrifying violet to your summer garden with Color Spires® 'Violet Riot' salvia (Salvia nemorosa). Vivid violet spikes of flowers emerge in early summer and last all season long. This long-bloomer is beloved by pollinators and gardeners alike! It's colorful flowers and fragrant foliage paired with its easy care nature keep gardeners coming back for more season after season. Plant this deer resistant perennial in a sunny spot to allow this prolific plant to reach its full potential.DetailsBotanical name:Salvia nemorosa 'Violet Riot' Patent #: USPP 26,273 Common name: Perennial salvia Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 22" X 20-24" Flower color: Violet purple Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Rabbit resistant, Proven Winners, heat tolerant, fragrant, dry soils, drought tolerant, deer resistant, best sellers Uses: Background, border, cottage gardening, massing, specimen How To GrowSoil: Any average soil will do, provided it is well-drained. Drought tolerant once established. Light: Full sun Water: Dry to average -- Plants may repeat bloom throughout the summer, but need regular moisture to encourage this. Spacing: 2 ft Fertilizing: None required; if desired, apply a general-purpose garden fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: No special care needed. Many gardeners allow the spent foliage to stand until spring, and remove it when new growth emerges. Maintenance & Pruning: Remove spent flower spikes to help extend the bloom period.
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Looking for perennials that bloom for a long time but require minimal care? These long-bloomers extend the gardening season from vibrant pollinator favorites to unique beauties. Here are ten best-selling long-blooming perennial flowers that will make you look like a garden Rockstar and add beauty to your landscape year after year.
Plants arrived well packaged. Good size. Looked very healthy.
I've had one issue so far: Deer (assumed, maybe rabbits) attacked the plants shortly after they were planted. Trying a few things. So far no other damage. Hoping they will survive.
B. (North Carolina)
Violet Riot is turning heads!
I planted two of these last spring. They were pretty and bloomed last summer. But this year - WOW! They are gorgeous! They bloomed early spring and haven't stopped. They are full and the blooms are dark and just beautiful. We had some friends over recently that also commented on how pretty they are. I plan to order more, they have been a wonderful addition to our gardens.
These plants came well packaged, a good size - 10-12” tall - and healthy. I had to wait about a week to plant them, but kept them in the sun, and well watered. I’m still watering them everyday because they are on the south side of the house and get sun all day long. They are growing and two have new blooms on them. I’ve had very good results with plants from Great Garden Plants. This is my third or fourth order.