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'Minuteman' Hosta is a garden classic and winner of the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. With foliage like this, it isn't hard to see why! Large, satiny green leaves are painted with off-white margins. They add refreshing color to shady landscapes all season long. In summer, pale purple flowers bloom above the foliage for extra appeal.
Hostas are a great option for beginner and experienced gardeners looking for low-maintenance shade plants. It looks good in any weather, from spring to fall. Try planting it in a container or a moist, shaded corner and watch it thrive!DetailsBotanical name:Hosta 'Minuteman' Common name: Hosta Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 18" x 30" Flower color: Pale lavender Foliage color: Dark green with white margins Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Early summer, midsummer Features: rain gardens, low flammability, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, cottage gardens, foundation planting, massing, mixed beds, woodlandHow To GrowSoil: Performs well in average or fertile soil. Light: Thrives in shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Water: Has average water needs, and once established, plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves). In general, soils should never be allowed to dry out. Spacing: 30 inches apart Fertilizing: In spring, a light fertilizer can be applied around the emerging plant, but not touching it. Winterizing: Leave foliage standing in fall to help protect the crown. If desired, a layer of mulch can be applied in a 2" layer very near the base. Maintenance & pruning: Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.