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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DescriptionFill your garden with a boatload of purple blooms without sacrificing space, with compact 'Denim 'n Lace' Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia). With strong stems and an upright habit, this Russian sage is the perfect accent plant in tough, hot, dry gardens, as it needs little water to maintain its fresh good looks.
This semi-woody perennial has richly scented silver foliage (when crushed, it smells like sage!) that emerges in spring. But the real show begins in mid-summer when its soft gray, narrow stems are covered with masses of purple-blue florets that go on for weeks. Enjoy long-lasting color that attracts hummingbirds and resists deer; it's an excellent plant for gardeners looking for something prolific and low-maintenance.DetailsBotanical name: Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Denim 'n Lace' Patent #: USPP 28,445 Common name: Russian sage Zone: 4-9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 28-32" tall X 34-38" wide Flower color: Lavender blue Foliage color: Grey-blue Season of Interest: Summer-fall Bloom time: Mid summer - mid fall Features: Proven winners, heat tolerant, fragrant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Background, border, cottage gardening, foundation planting, massing, naturalizing, specimen.
How To GrowSoil: Average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Sharp soil drainage is especially important. Avoid wet, poorly drained soils. Light: Full sun- Best flowering occurs in full sun locations. Stems are more likely to flop if plants are grown in part shade. Water: Dry to average. Water regularly until established. Russian sage has good drought tolerance. Spacing: 3 - 4 ft. Fertilizing: Feed with a general purpose, slow release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Winterizing: No special care is needed. Can leave foliage standing in winter. Maintenance & Pruning: Cut back plants almost to the ground in late winter to early spring as soon as new growth appears. Plants have deep taproots, and don't like to be moved once established.
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'Denim 'n Lace'
'Denim 'n Lace'--These plants have a wonderful scent! They have established themselves in my garden and I can hardly wait for them to bloom! They were a "Find" and I am happy to have them!
The Russian Sage arrived promptly and in excellent condition. Once planted I have noticed they are S L O W growers, but once pruned they stand upright as wanted. I recommend Great Garden to anyone wanting exceptional service and beautiful plants.
I received nice healthy plants! Can't wait to get them planted!
Denim’Lace Russian Sage
I bought two plants rather late in the summer. Followed instructions and am in the “sleep, creep, leap” stage. Except…one is already blooming!!! So Healthy!