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'Edulis Superba' peony (Paeonia lactiflora) boasts a lovely fragrance and bright pink blooms; it's easy to see why this peony is a garden favorite! Blooming heavily in late spring through early summer, you'll quickly fall in love with its large double blossoms. Not only is this peony easy to care for and enjoy in the garden, but it makes an excellent cut flower out of the garden as well! Enjoy fresh bouquets of peonies cut right from your backyard. This peony remains attractive in the landscape even when not in bloom. Thanks to its glossy green foliage that looks lush throughout the season up until frost.DetailsBotanical name: Paeonia lactiflora 'Edulis Superba' Common name: Chinese peony, peony Zone: 3-8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun), part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 2-3' tall and 2-3' wide Foliage color: Green Flower color: Bright pink, ivory Season of interest: Spring to early summer Bloom time: Late spring - early summer Features: Rabbit & deer resistant, heat tolerant, fragrant, cold tolerant Uses: Cut flower, specimen, flowering hedge, border, accenting How To GrowSoil: Well-drained soil rich in organic matter is recommended. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun). Though best growing in full sun, gardeners in the south may want to consider planting peonies somewhere that allows for morning sun with afternoon shade to prevent flower fading. Water: Average water needs. Spacing: 24-30 inches. Fertilizing: Peonies don't need much fertilization, so apply sparingly. If you have poor soil, consider adding compost or other organic matter in early summer after your plant has bloomed. Winterizing: Newly planted varieties can benefit from a layer of mulch before winter arrives. Apply a light and loose layer of mulch or pine needles and remove in spring. Maintenance & pruning: Deadhead spent flowers as soon as the flowers begin to fade and remove fallen blooms. Provide support to your plant as needed. We recommend cutting back peony stems to the ground in fall to avoid disease.
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6 Fragrant Flowers for Spring
Lots of the most beloved fragrant plants bloom in spring and early summer; they’re the perfect way to welcome back the growing season and the return of spending time outdoors. We’re sharing some of our all-time favorite fragrant plants in spring here. Plant them and create your own fragrant memories this season!