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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DescriptionFrosty blue centered leaves with crisp yellow margins make Shadowland® 'Autumn Frost' hosta (Hosta hybrid ) stand out in the shade. Great for adding long season color to shady areas and woodland gardens, this hosta is one to add to your collection. In summer, it's medium-sized foliage is paired with light purple blooms that are beloved by hummingbirds. Add 'Autumn Frost' to borders or mixed flower beds for a colorful foliage display year after year!DetailsBotanical name: Hosta Shadowland® 'Autumn Frost' Patent: PP23,224 Common name: Hosta Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (<4 hrs/day), part shade (4-6 hrs/day) Height x width: 1' x 2' Flower color: Lilac-blue Foliage color: Blue with yellow margins Season of interest: Mid summer Uses: Accent, border, container gardener, edging, foundation planting, ground cover, massing, ornamental, specimen, under planting, woodland How To GrowSoil: Performs well in average to fertile soil. Light: Thrives in part to full shade. Will tolerate a little more sun than other varieties, due to its yellow foliage. Water: Has average water needs, and once established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves). In general though, soils should never be allowed to dry out. Spacing: 3 feet apart Fertilizing: In spring a light fertilizer can be applied around the emerging plant, but not touching it. Winterizing: Foliage should be left standing in fall, this will help protect the crown. If desired a layer of mulch can be applied in a 2" layer very near the base. Maintenance & pruning: Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.