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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DescriptionAs one of the strongest reblooming salvias on the market, 'Pink Profusion' salvia (or Salvia nemerosa ) from Proven Winners will impress you with its sheer flower power. It blooms prolifically in early summer with spires of pink flowers, and if sheered, they continue to bloom throughout summer. Their pink flowers are already eye-catching, but the dark pink calyxes at their base make them even more vibrant. Proven Winners already name it the 2024 Perennial of the Year, so we know it will be a winner in your garden.
Whether you want your garden to be low maintenance, pollinator-friendly, drought tolerant, or all of the above - salvia is the ideal perennial. Its fragrant foliage is pleasing to humans, but repels common pests like deer and rabbits. More importantly, salvia is incredibly long-blooming, especially when sheered after flushes of flowers fade. Try planting it in containers, as a border, in mass plantings, or along pathways where it can be enjoyed in late spring and summer. Details Botanical name: Salvia nemerosa 'Pink Profusion' Patent #: USPP 31,435 Common name: Perennial salvia, Garden Sage Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 14-16" X 16-20" Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Bloom time: Summer Season of Interest: Summer Features: Rabbit resistant, proven winners, heat tolerant, fragrant, dry soils, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Background, border, cottage gardening, massing, specimen. How To Grow Soil: Any average soil will do, provided it is well-drained. Drought tolerant once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hours direct sunlight each day) Water: Dry to average -- Plants may repeat bloom throughout the summer, but need regular moisture to encourage this. Spacing: 2 ft Fertilizing: None required; if desired, apply a general-purpose garden fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: No special care needed. Many gardeners allow the spent foliage to stand until spring, and remove it when new growth emerges. Maintenance & Pruning: Remove spent flower spikes to help extend the bloom period.