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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DescriptionLiriope spicata, or lilyturf, is a fast-growing evergreen groundcover that spreads quickly to form a thick carpet of graceful arching narrow green foliage. This grassy leaf spreading perennial forms a tight mat and fills in quickly. Spikes of lavender, pale violet flowers bloom in late summer.
Lilyturf is an aggressive weed-suppressing groundcover that likes part sun to shady locations in almost any kind of well-drained soil from clay to gravel. Nothing seems to slow this plant down! It thrives in heat, cold, humidity and is resistant to diseases. Plus, it's drought tolerant once established. Colonies spread indefinitely and compete with tree roots. It's ideal for banks and slopes to control erosion. Buying landscape plugs? Here is how much area they will cover:
6" spacing of 32 landscape plugs covers 6 sq feet
8" spacing covers 7.5 sq feet
10" spacing covers 11 sq feet
12" spacing covers 16 sq feet
DetailsBotanical name: Liriope spicata Common name: Lilyturf Zone: 5 - 10 Sun exposure:Sun (+6 hours sun) to Part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 9-18"x 12-24" Flower color: Pale violet Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Summer Features: Suitable for slopes, rain gardens, rabbit resistant, heat tolerant, ground covers, evergreens, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Container gardening, edging, erosion control or embankment, ground cover, lawn alternative, massing, naturalizing, rain garden, rock garden, underplanting How To GrowSoil: Prefers moist, well-drained, but tolerates a wide range of soils, even poor and sandy/dry if regularly watered during periods of drought. Light: Prefers to be planted in sun - part shade. Water: Performs best with regular water. Weekly or more often in extreme heat. Tolerates dry shade once plants are established. Spacing: 12 - 24 inches apart Fertilizing: Does not need fertilizing. Winterizing: None required, but an application of mulch will help retain moisture. Maintenance & pruning: Plants spread by stolons. Use a barrier to retain growth or remove any unwanted plants. Foliage can be cut down or mowed in spring.