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'Pocketful of Sunshine' hosta (Hosta sp.) is certain to bring a smile to your face each year when it pops up in your shady flowerbeds. Featuring lovely cupped foliage with dark green margins, this hosta is certain to catch your attention! Its chartreuse centers get lighter as the season goes on, adding much-needed brightness to woodland gardens. Try pairing it with other hosta varieties or planting it in your favorite container. This perennial is incredibly versatile!DetailsBotanical name:Hosta 'Pocketful of Sunshine' Patent:USPP 23,709 Common name: Hosta Zone: 3 – 9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 9″ X 19″ Flower color: Purple Foliage color: Yellow-green leaves with dark green margins Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Early summer, midsummer Features: Rain garden, low flammability, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, foundation planting, massing, specimen, woodland How To GrowSoil: Evenly moist, well-drained soils rich in organic matter is best. Light: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Water: Moderate — Established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves), but soils should never be allowed to dry out. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves. Spacing: 19 inches apart. Fertilizing: Apply a layer of compost or rotted manure in early spring, which adds nutrients and moisture-retaining organic matter. Winterizing: Foliage dies back to the ground after a hard frost and generally dissolves or blows away quickly. A 2″ mulch after the ground freezes will help prevent heaving and protect the shallow crowns. Maintenance & pruning: Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.