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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DescriptionBring your hills to life with the colorful foliage and flowers of 'Frohnleiten' barrenwort (or Epimedium × perralchicum). Foliage emerges in early spring with red and green marbled leaves. Before long, you'll see delightful yellow flowers floating on thin stems, welcoming pollinators to visit mid-spring. Plant it along your shady slopes to reduce erosion in your garden.
Don't let the name deter you! Barrenwort may sound unsightly, but it's beautiful and hard-working in the landscape. It's easy to grow in dry shade, slopes, and other troublesome sites. Plus, it's unbothered by deer, rabbits, and disease. While it's slow to grow, this perennial will prove that it's well worth the wait.DetailsBotanical name: Epimedium × perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' Common name: Barrenwort, longspur epimedium, bishop's hat, fairy wings, horny goat weed Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: shade (< 4 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 12″ tall x 18" wide Flower color: Yellow Foliage color: Red and green Season of interest: Spring to fall Bloom time:Spring Features:Suitable for slopes, rare & unusual, rabbit resistant, hat tolerant, ground covers, fall color, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Container, rock garden, slopes, woodland garden, edging, cut flower, ground cover How To GrowSoil: Grow in moist well-drained soil. Tolerates drought once established. Light: Part sun (4-6 hrs sun/day) to shade (<4 hours sun) Water: Average. Space: 24-36″ apart. Fertilizing: Apply a garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: Trim off old foliage in late winter to make room for fresh leaves and promote an increase in flower production. Maintenance: Divide in early spring or late summer.
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Plants arrived with mildew and promptly died…
Hello! We're sorry that your Barrenwort has died. Most likely, your plants leaves had water spots from watering with a mixture of water and fertilizer, not mildew. Please email pictures of the plant to email@example.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!