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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DescriptionBeloved by bees, butterflies, and gardeners everywhere, 'Frankly Scarlet' coneflower (Echinaceahybrid ) boasts bright scarlet-red blooms all summer long that will keep you and pollinators coming back for more. A garden staple for a good reason, this native perennial adds season-long interest to your garden while resisting deer and providing food for pollinators and birds for seasons to come! Try mixing this drought-tolerant perennial in your favorite sunny garden bed or add it to a container. Coneflowers are incredibly versatile and perfect for just about any garden.DetailsBotanical name:Echinacea x 'Frankly Scarlet' Patent #: PP#33582 Common name: Coneflower, echinacea Zone: 4 – 8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun), part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 26-28″ x 16-20″ Flower color: Scarlett Red. Coral Orange Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer-fall Bloom time: Summer, fall Features: Proven winners, native, low flammability, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, best sellers, best for beginners 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. Can tolerate light shade, but performs best in full sun. 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: 16 – 20 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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My "Frankly Scarlet" coneflowers are doing very well. We are in a drought right now and I am making sure they receive sufficient water. The real test will be how they survive our Chicago winters. I have had the more common purple coneflowes for years and they have survived and multiplied very well. In the past, The new color Coneflowers (not purchased from Great Gardens) don't survive. I have great hope for those purchased from Great Gardens. Your plants are healthy and your packaging is great. I'm starting another native garden for wildlife and looking forward to purchasing more from Great Gardens.
My coneflower arrived in perfect shape and now is one of my garden favorites! The color is bold and beautiful. Wish that I had ordered more!!
Frankly Scarlet coneflower
This is beautiful. It has actually bloomed since I planted it. Love it so much
Just added this to the garden a few weeks ago, already growing & flowering! Beautiful muted shade of red
The lungwort is doing very well as are all the plants I've bought from you. You are my go to plant people! Thanks!