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'Wiggles and Squiggles' Hosta lives up to its name with dramatic, wavy edges. The golden leaves always look like they're in motion! We treasure this hosta for its playful foliage and compact habit. It's the perfect size for any space. Tuck it into a small, shady corner and watch it grow with little care!DetailsBotanical name:Hosta 'Wiggles and Squiggles' Common name: Hosta Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 8-10" X 24" Flower color: Lavender Foliage color: Yellow shades Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Midsummer Features: Space savers, rain gardens, heat tolerant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, foundation planting, massing, specimen, woodlandHow To GrowSoil: Evenly moist, well-drained soils rich in organic matter is best. Light: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Water: Moderate -- Established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves), but soils should never be allowed to dry out. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves. Spacing: 1-2 feet. Fertilizing: Apply a layer of compost or rotted manure in early spring, which adds nutrients and moisture-retaining organic matter. Winterizing: Foliage dies back to the ground after a hard frost and generally dissolves or blows away quickly. A 2" mulch after the ground freezes will help prevent heaving and protect the shallow crowns. Maintenance & pruning: Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.
Your Questions about Growing Hostas, Answered
Hostas are known for commanding attention in the shade garden. Learn how to grow hostas, transplanting hostas, when they bloom, why your hosta is turning brown, and more to grow them like a pro.
Wiggles and squiggles mini hosta and the other two minis I bought were quite healthy on arrival, and continue to look well in my fairy garden! I really like them all!
They were a really cute addition to my fairy garden!
Wiggles and Squiggles Hosta
I love the color, shape of the leaves and overall look of the plant. It is a nice contrast to the other hostas that I have. I would recommend it! I also recommend Great Garden Plants as a business. I always receive plants in great condition. They are healthy and are well protected in the packaging.
Very pleased with Squiggles hosta
Arrived in great shape. Unique addition to my hosta garden,
great compliment to astilbe and hosta.
Planted in early April and adapted right away with blooms starting early June. Did not need to wait a full year as some other plants require. Flowers start with a vertical stem 18 - 20 inches tall. Blooms start about 10 - 12 days lat6er and last for weeks. Enjoy! A great accent plant.
We love it! This Hosta has given our garden fresh color and character. It is like a squirt of lemon into your iced tea. Love the happy character of the wiggles leaves and the color brings life to the astilbe and spearmint Huchera planted on each side of it. You can’t go wrong with one of these plants in your garden and is sure to stimulate conversation with fellow gardeners.
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