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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DescriptionBridging the gap between blue and light purple, ‘Ellagance Sky’ lavender displays sweet light purplish-blue flowers all summer long that will make your spirits soar. Blooms appear prolifically from summer into fall, complemented nicely by gray-green foliage. Foliage and flowers can be used for arrangements, potpourri, and even cooking! Perfect for planting in high-traffic areas where the foliage will be disturbed and release its delightful scent.
DetailsBotanical name: Lavandula angustifolia 'Ellagance Sky' Common name: Lavender Zone: 5-9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) Height x width: 10" x 12" Flower color: Purplish blue Foliage color: Silver-gray Season of Interest: Summer Uses: Container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, flower garden, ornamental, herb garden, cut flower garden, pollinator gardenHow To GrowSoil: Performs well in soils with good drainage. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) Water: Dry to average. Thrives in dry conditions once established, but will not tolerate overly moist soil for any period of time. Spacing: 1.5 - 2' feet apart Fertilizing: Lavender need little in the way of fertilizer and may perform poorly if given some. Winterizing: Do not apply mulch around base, as this can keep conditions overly wet. Maintenance & pruning: In spring after first bloom, prune above last two sets of green leaves. Do not cut into wood, unless removing a damaged branch entirely. Can be pruned again in late summer to encourage renewed growth and handsome appearance for the rest of the season. Deadhead faded flowers to promote continued bloom.