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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DescriptionStriking blooms of Green Twister coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) put a twist on classic flower color combinations. The eclectic mix of bright green and magenta petals makes this echinacea stand out from the crowd. The best part is you can admire continuously blooming flowers all season long with no deadheading.
This coneflower was selected and tested by Jelitto Seeds, an award-winning seed company in Germany. Jelitto Seeds spent years improving this strain, resulting in hardy plants with ultra-stiff stems that don't bend under extreme weather conditions. Their diligent work paid off with Green Twister!DetailsBotanical name:Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister' Patent #: USPP 18,678 Common name: Coneflower Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 24-36" x 24" Flower color: Green & pink Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer through fall Bloom time: Summer - fall Features: Native, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, massing, ornamental How To GrowSoil: Average to sandy soil. Coneflowers do best in soil that is high in organic matter and well-drained. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun). They will tolerate partial sun (4-6 hours sun), but plants may flop or strain to reach the sun. Water: Average water needs. Water regularly the first season to encourage root growth. Coneflowers are drought-tolerant, and though they do handle heat very well once established, they appreciate regular watering. Spacing: 15 - 18 inches Fertilizing: Over-fertilizing will cause spindly growth, keep Echinacea on a lean diet, fertilize once in the spring with an organic fertilizer. Winterizing: Avoid damp spots and heavy mulching over crowns in winter. Winter moisture can cause fungus or rot. Leave the foliage standing for winter and trim back or remove spent foliage in early spring before new growth emerges. Maintenance & pruning: Once planted, they are best left alone. After the first year, you can deadhead throughout the growing season, allowing the plant to flower in the fall. However, deadheading is not necessary.
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My plants are still establishing roots, but they are doing well. They arrived quickly and carefully packaged. I am excited to see the blooms next season.
I think, if I can baby these plants until fall, hopefully they will survive. Lesson learned not to order plants for Utah after May. Just way too hot for them to stay alive. I’ve had 1 flower on the 4 plants and it was amazing. For other orders, I’ve emailed customer service. They are wonderful to work with. I will only order online plants through Great garden Plants.
Still just purple blooms but expecting it to change as the bloom ages.
Great Gardens was great replacing plants that did not reappear in the spring, and the replacement plants grew nicely. But of the six plants that currently have blossoms, only one has the green twister coloration! The rest are pink--that's a big disappointment for me.