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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Description'Boom Chocolatta' cranesbill (Geranium pratense) is a classic perennial from Proven Winners that you know and love, but with a twist (and a fun name!) Bright purple blooms are perched atop rich, bronze-colored foliage throughout summer, creating a simple but impactful display in containers and flowerbeds alike. Providing the perfect contrast to green-leaved perennials, we love this perennial for both its foliage and its blooms.
Tolerant of nearly any well-drained soil and not bothered by insects or diseases, 'Boom Chocolatta' cranesbill is a gardener's dream! Perfect for beginners, long-lasting, and beloved by butterflies, this easy-care plant is one to remember.DetailsBotanical name: Geranium pratense 'Boom Chocolatta' Patent #: USPP 32,026 Common name: Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill Zone: 4 - 8 Sun exposure: Full sun (6 +hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 24" x 28-30" Flower color: Purple Foliage color: Green, Black, Brown Season of interest: Early-late summer Bloom time:Summer Features:Suitable for slopes, rare & unusual, rain gardens, rabbit resistant, Proven Winners, heat tolerant, ground covers, dry soils, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Container, Edging, Mass Planting, Border planting, Ground covers, pollinator gardens How To GrowSoil: Average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Light: Does well in full sun and part sun for best flowering performance. Water: Dry to medium — Water regularly until established. Tolerates light periods of drought once established. Spacing: 28-30" inches Fertilizing: Spring application of a timed release, or organic fertilizer Winterizing: No special care needed. May leave spent blooms on plants over winter for reseeding, and providing interest to birds in the winter garden. Clean up spent foliage in early spring as plants emerge. Maintenance & pruning: After blooming, cut back to encourage a fresh flush of flowers and prevent reseeding.
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Ground Covers for Suppressing Weeds
Ground covers effortlessly fill those tough-to-grow sites that are usually ignored, like tight spaces, gaps between stepping stones, slopes, or shady understories. Fight plants with plants and transform your garden into a lush landscape in the process with these ground covers.
The Boom Chocolattas have taken off and are thriving in their space. They have bloomed once and I deadheaded so now they are putting on new growth like crazy. We've been blessed with a mild spring and weekly rains which really gave them a good start. Thank you for sending such healthy plants.
This poor plant… it was delivered in standard condition and I planted it shortly after arrival. After the first week, voles decided to feast on all the new growth. It quickly regrew and it got to a point where it was getting beautiful blue-purple blooms! Then a strong storm came through last week and snapped the branch with the blooms. After all that, the plant is still getting new growth and I may even see more blooms before the end of summer! None of the setbacks have seemed to phase it. I can’t wait for it to develop a stronger root system so it can reach full size! It is a stunner!
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