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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DescriptionMoonbeam tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata) features pale yellow, daisy-like flowers that bloom for over three months! These sprightly blooms accompany fern-like foliage that provides vibrant, emerald green color to the landscape. Both blooms and foliage are perfect for floral arrangements.
This worry-free perennial is reliable and low maintenance, able to adapt to nearly anywhere it is planted. It is even deer resistant! Plant it as a border or container plant in combination with echinaceas, sedums, or ornamental grasses. The charm and no-fuss care make it a longtime favorite, winning the 1992 Perennial Plant of the Year award.DetailsBotanical name:Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' Common name: Threadleaf coreopsis, moonbeam coreopsis Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 30 - 36" x 20-24" Flower color: Soft yellow Foliage color: Emerald green Season of interest: Summer-fall Bloom time: Summer Features: Suitable for slopes, drought tolerant, dry soils, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best sellers, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, cottage gardening, foundation planting, ground cover, hanging baskets, massingHow To GrowSoil: Plant in moist, well-drained soil. Highly adaptable to many soil types, as long as they are not water-logged. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Water: Average to moist. Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established. After establishment, watering can be reduced. Spacing: 16-24 inches Fertilizing: Fertilizing is generally unnecessary. If soils are nutrient deficient, a slow-release fertilizer can be applied in early spring. Winterizing: No special care is needed. Remove spent foliage in spring before new growth appears. Maintenance & pruning: For repeated bloom, shear old flowers.
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