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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DescriptionIf you're looking to add a touch of height to your flowerbeds, 'Fascination' Culver's root (Veronicastrum virginicum) might be a good choice for you. Spike of rosy-purple blooms floats above your landscape on long stems throughout summer. There is no need to worry about staking; its stems are sturdy and rarely require it. This North American native is loved by pollinators and is a great choice for gardeners searching for a unique cut flower.
If you love Veronica, you'll definitely love this beauty. While it differs in its presentation from leaves, it provides the same easy-care beauty, just bigger.DetailsBotanical name: Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' Common name: Culver's Root Zone: 3-8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 4-5' tall and 1-2' wide Foliage color: Green Flower color: Purple, lavender Bloom time: Summer Features: Wet soils, rare & unusual, rain gardens, native, heat tolerant, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Pollinator gardens, cut flower, accent, mixed border, rain garden How To GrowSoil: Tolerant of most well-draining soils but prefers medium to wet soils. Do not let the soil dry out. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun). Can handle some light shade, but the plant will flop if planted in too much shade. Water: Average water needs. Established plants have some drought tolerance. Spacing: 18 inches. Fertilizing: Benefits from a light application of balanced, granular fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: No specific care is needed. Can leave foliage standing for winter and remove in spring when new growth begins. Maintenance & pruning: Deadhead spent flowers to extend bloom time. Once flowering has finished, cut back the plant to basal growth to encourage new growth and flowers later in the season. Divide in fall or early spring transplants may take a few years to establish once relocated.
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This plant practically jumped out of the pot into the garden! I wanted it for the eventual height (5') but it was so eager to do its thing it has started blooming already, a few weeks after being put in the ground, putting down a few roots, and growing a bit of height.... Seems like a real love affair between this little guy and the garden! I expect it to be spectacular once it reaches "adult" height!
M. (New Jersey)
Great plant, seems very hardy. I had a delay in being able to plant them, so they hung out for about a week before I planted them. By the time I planted them, most were already blooming in their pots! These seems to be very hardy and low maintenance. While they are still quite small, I cannot wait to see them grow!
Doing very well so far
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