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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DescriptionOnce it starts flowering in summer, it really does feel like Magic Show® 'Ever After' spike speedwell (or Veronica) blooms forever. For weeks on end, one-foot-tall flower spikes are smothered in lavender-blue flowers, which are irresistible to bees and butterflies. The best part? The flowers are self-cleaning, which means 'Ever After' keeps its fresh appearance all season long.
Veronica brings a vertical accent to your garden or a splash of great color to containers. This delightful flower thrives in sun to part-sun and is incredibly easy to grow. Pollinators love it, while deer and rabbits avoid it. So simply sit back and enjoy the magic show!DetailsBotanical name: Veronica x 'Ever After' Patent #: PPAF Common name: Spike speedwell, veronica Zone: 4 – 8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 14-16″ X 16-20″ Flower color: Purple blue Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Early summer-fall Bloom time: Early summer, midsummer Features: Space savers, proven winners, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, ornamental, small spaces How To GrowSoil: Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil. If desired, amend the soil with rich organic matter to improve overall performance. Light: Full sun or part-sun. Improved flower performance in full sun. Water: Average. Best performance occurs with consistent, regular moisture with sharp soil drainage (particularly in winter). Spacing: 15-18″ Fertilizing: Feed with a general-purpose slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Winterizing: Cut back to basal growth in late autumn. Maintenance & Pruning: Removing faded blooms encourages rebloom. Cut back fade spikes to the new growth at their base. This improves their appearance.