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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DescriptionMost people associate Lily-of-the-Nile (Agapanthus sp.) with warm climates, but 'Blue Yonder' is a special selection that's a perennial even in USDA zone 6. Enjoy clusters of bright purple-blue blooms all summer long, hovering above a mound of neat, strappy leaves. They are outstanding as a cut flower and in the garden, and you'll have plenty to enjoy, thanks to its super long bloom time. 'Blue Yonder' is not evergreen in zones 6 and 7 - it will disappear over winter - but will re-emerge in spring, ready to provide you another season of fabulous blue blooms.DetailsBotanical name: Agapanthus 'Blue Yonder' Common name: Lily of the Nile Zone: 6 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 2-3' tall and wide Flower color: Blue Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer Bloom time:Summer Features:Rare & unusual, low flammability, heat tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Edging, Flower gardens, Wildlife gardens, Native plant gardensHow To GrowSoil: Any well-draining soil will do. Light: Full sun (> 6 hours sun) Water: Average moisture; tolerates drought once established. Do not overwater. Spacing: 2-3 feet Fertilizing: Not required. If more rapid growth is desired, apply a rose fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: It will go dormant over winter, unlike agapanthus in warm climates. This is normal and not a cause for concern. We do recommend a good 2-3" layer of mulch over the plant for winter, especially in zone 6. Maintenance & pruning: Little needed. Cut flowers as desired for arrangements. If any dried portions of the plant remain in early spring, remove them before new growth begins.
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Bought 3 of these last summer that were blooming when I planted them & continued blooming for a month. Did not mulch them over winter although there was a light covering over entire bed & after a hard winter, all came back & will start blooming this week (July 4). They are the most beautiful color of rich blue.
My plant arrived a week late. I realized this part was not your fault. The plant arrived in extremely poor condition. Very yellow and clearly suffering. Having worked in a nursery for many years I am doing my best to save it but I believe it will not survive. As a result I will probably never order from your company again.
'Blue Yonder' Lily-of-the-Nile
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