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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DescriptionQueen of Hearts' Siberian Bugloss is a perennial that wears its heart on its leaves! Also known as heartleaf brunnera, Brunnera macrophylla has long been a go-to shade for perennial. This variety from Proven Winners Perennials is an updated version of the classic 'Jack Frost' that boasts bigger, bolder leaves, with a more pronounced heart shape and stronger silver color. In spring, sweet blue flower stalks emerge from the mound of foliage - enjoy their intense color in the garden or in a vase. This deer resistant, rabbit resistant, slug resistant perennial will light up your shade garden with color and texture.DetailsBotanical name: Brunnera macrophylla 'Queen of Hearts' Patent #: USPP 32,737 Common name: Heartleaf brunnera, Siberian bugloss Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 16-18" X 28-36" Flower color: Blue Foliage color: Silver with green veins Bloom time: Midspring, late spring Features: Proven winners, wet soils, rain gardens, low flammability, heat tolerant, ground covers, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Container gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, ornamental, small spaces, specimen, woodlandHow To GrowSoil: Evenly moist soil, rich in organic matter. It does not tolerate dry conditions. Light: Grows well in morning sun to full shade, in all but the driest of spots. It will need moist soil in hot afternoon sun, or the leaves will burn, but in the shade, occasional water is sufficient. Water: Moderate, prefers even moisture. Spacing: 26 - 36" apart. Fertilizing: Grow in well-drained soil that is moderately fertile and humus-rich. We do not recommend fertilizing at planting time or during the first growing season. If desired, a light scattering of slow-release fertilizer in spring should be sufficient for annual maintenance. Winterizing: Keep old foliage over winter to protect crowns and cut back in early spring. Maintenance & pruning: If foliage turns black or gets crispy and brown on the edges, this indicates it is in too much sun. It can survive but will look unsightly and should be moved.
IN OUR TRAIL GARDEN, QUEEN OF HEARTS IS ON THE LEFT, she and Jack of Diamonds are filling in great, both were planted in May 2022!
My plants arrived in good shape. They are healthy and putting on new growth even in late November. Thanks for sending healthy nice plants.
My plant arrived healthy and in beautiful condition. I believe this is the largest plant I've ever received by mail and I couldn't be more pleased. I will definitely return in the spring!
The deer are giving it a pass!
Two of the plants arrived root-bound, but after some root teasing and good watering and compost, they are settling in and doing okay. The best news is that the deer are making visits and eating hydrangea blossoms (really?), but they are giving the bugloss pass. So far, so good!