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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DescriptionIgnite your garden in the fiery red hues of 'Fire Alarm' coral bells (Heuchera hybrid). This colorful perennial is easy to grow, making it an excellent choice for gardeners of any level! Add this vibrant plant to your shady garden and watch it brighten up those dark spaces and add texture with its delightfully ruffled foliage. Its leathery red leaves add stunning contrast to mixed containers or borders; it's the perfect companion plant! To add to its charm, spikes of pink flowers float above the foliage come summer, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.DetailsBotanical name:Heuchera x 'Fire Alarm' Patent #: USPP 24,525 Common name: Coral bells Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (<4 hours sun), Part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 9" x14" Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Red Season of Interest: Spring-Fall Bloom time: Summer Features: Winter interest, rabbit resistant, native, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best sellers, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, small spaces, under planting, woodland.
How To GrowSoil: Coral bells like well-drained soils that are rich in organic matter. Light: As a general rule, they do well in shade, but for the brightly colored varieties, some morning sun ensures best color development. The color can wash out in full sun, and too much heat and light can cause the leaves to scorch. Water: Average. It's better to err on the side of caution and keep heuchera on the dry, rather than the wet, side. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not consistently wet to prevent root rot. Spacing: 1.5 ft Fertilizing: spread a layer of compost or rotted manure in early spring. Mulch is a good idea, but keep it from mounding on the crown (center) of the plant. Heuchera does not require fertilization during the fall or winter months. Winterizing: Winter mulching will prevent the freezing and thawing that can heave plants roots. Heucheras are somewhat evergreen and should be left in place for winter. The old foliage typically lies flat and gets covered by the new growth, after which it slowly dies away, but you may remove it in early spring if you wish. Maintenance & Pruning: Cut back the entire flower stalk after flowering to put the plant's energy into growing more leaves.
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Colorful Foliage for Shade Gardens
Don't waste another season on a dull shade garden! Whether they are the classic green and unique blues, or purples and red hues, these leaves will give at least three seasons of color in your garden.