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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DescriptionThe SunSparkler 'Blue Elf' Sedoro is a worldwide breeding breakthrough as the first sedum and orostachys hybrid! It takes the best from both parents; the orostachys parent gives steel-blue tufted foliage rosettes in compact habit, and the sedum parent gives its bright pink flowers in late summer. Hundreds of fragrant blooms smother the plant in late summer, attracting honeybees and butterflies.
We love this plant for more than its dazzling looks. This perennial handles heat, humidity, and mild drought with ease. Plus, it is usually unbothered by deer. Try planting it with a mix of other sedums in challenging spots, whether it's between rocks or on dry slopes. It won't disappoint!DetailsBotanical name: x Sedoro 'Blue Elf' Patent #: PPAF Common name: SunSparkler® sedum, sedum, sedoro, stonecrop Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 3" x 15" Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Steel-blue Season of interest: Spring through fall Uses: Accent, container gardening, cottage gardening, massing, ornamental, slopes, small spaces, specimen How To GrowSoil: Average, dry to medium moisture, well-draining soils. It needs sharp soil drainage, so it grows well in sandy and gravelly soils. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun). Will lean toward the sun if grown in too much shade. Water: Dry to average moisture. It tolerates drought once established, but should receive some water when conditions are hot and dry. Spacing: 15 in. Fertilizing: Fertilizer isn't required when grown in rich soils, but a handful of all-purpose granular fertilizer can be applied in early spring if needed. Winterizing: Dried flower heads of many varieties remain attractive in winter, whether left standing in the garden or brought indoors. Small animals and bugs may take home in accumulated debris during cold weather. It doesn't need mulch in winter unless grown in harsh climates. Maintenance & pruning: Pinch back the tips of new spring growth for more compact plants. Stop fertilizing and water in the fall and winter. Throughout spring and summer, divisions and cuttings can easily root for new plants.
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Only one of the three plants that were shipped arrived in good enough condition to survive. It appeared from the tracking information that the package was held up at the local FedEx station for a few additional days before delivery. I was hopeful that I could nurse back the two that didn't make it, but sadly I wasn't able to. The third is doing well though!
Hello Paul! I'm sorry 2 of your plants didn't arrive in plantable condition. We offer a 30 day guarantee on all of our plants and are happy to replace or refund plants that arrive dead/damaged or plants that don't survive their first 30 days in your garden. Reach out to us a firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you further!