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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DescriptionKismet® Raspberry coneflower (Echinacea x) covers your garden in a cheery shade of pink all summer long! Long-lasting blooms grace your landscape from summer until fall, adding fragrance and attracting pollinators during their stay. This easy to care for perennial boasts larger flowers than other coneflowers and exceptional winter hardiness. Beginner and expert gardeners alike will be delighted each year as raspberry-pink blooms make their garden come to life without much work or worry. Try planting this deer-resistant perennial along sunny borders for a colorful display that looks attractive all season long.DetailsBotanical name:Echinacea x 'TNECHKR' Common name: Coneflower, echinacea Patent #: USPP 28,768 Zone: 4 - 10 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 16-18" x 24" Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Bloom time: Summer-fall Features: Native, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Border, cottage gardening, massing, naturalizing, pollinator specimen, wildflower How To GrowSoil: Any well-drained soil will do. Light: Full sun. Plant them in a spot that gets at least 6 hours of full sun a day. If planted in too much shade, plants may flop or strain to reach the sun. Water: Average. Water regularly the first season to encourage good root growth. Though coneflowers handle heat and dry conditions well once established, they appreciate regular watering and flower more if they are not stressed. Spacing: 24 inches Fertilizing: Little needed. Over fertilizing will cause spindly growth, so once in the spring with a granular garden fertilizer is more than sufficient. Winterizing: Avoid damp spots. Do not heap mulching over crowns in winter, as this can cause rot. Leave the foliage and old flowers standing for winter (birds enjoy the seed heads), then trim back or remove spent foliage in early spring before new growth emerges. Maintenance & Pruning: Once planted, they are best left alone, as they do not transplant well. Deadheading (snipping off the spent blooms) is not necessary but does increase new flower production.
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I planted my coneflower and we had a period of extremely hot weather. It was so hot I tented my plant to keep the boiling sun from roasting it. I kept it watered during this period. It looked pretty bad but thankfully it is now coming out of it. I hope it continues to grow and get settled well before winter. Thank you for following up. Wish me luck. ❤️
Kismet® Raspberry Coneflower
Received these today in very good condition. Very sturdy and healthy. I will order from here again!
Kismet® Raspberry Coneflower
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Hello! When transplanting young plants from a nursery pot to a garden, the plant allocates more energy to root development instead of shoot development (above ground). It's important for them to develop a robust root system so they can actually absorb the nutrients and water in the soil around them. Then after their root system is more developed they'll invest in their shoots and flower development. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, the second year they have more energy to put into growth, and the third year, they are growing and flowering vigorously. This applies to plants in the garden center as well as plants you purchase online. We hope this helps. Happy Gardening!
Loved these. Planted several and all thrived. The color is bright and unlike anything else in the garden. Bees love it.