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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DescriptionShadowland® 'Miss America' Hosta is just like an apple pie. An instant classic! Green heart-shaped leaves are painted with white centers and light green streaks. Its elegant habit works well in every mixed bed, patio container, or woodland understory. In summer, white and lavender flowers bloom on tall stems and attract pollinators to the shade garden.
The hostas in the Shadowland® collection from Proven Winners are vigorous growers and are more resistant to garden pests, like slugs. They're easy to grow, even in city environments, making them the perfect perennial for gardeners of any level.DetailsBotanical name: Hosta 'Miss America' Patent #: USPP 32,068 Common name: Hosta Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Part sun (4-6 hours sun), Shade (<4 Hours sun) Height x width: 19" tall x 55" wide Flower color: White and purple Foliage color: Green and white Season of interest: Spring to fall Bloom time: Early summer, midsummer Features: Rain gardens, proven winners, heat tolerant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Border plant, mass planting, cottage garden, woodland garden, container planting How To GrowSoil: Grows best in moist, well-drained soils. Light: Does best in Shade. Can tolerate morning sun to intensify leaf color. Water: Has average water needs, and once established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves). In general though, soils should never be allowed to dry out. Spacing: 55" Fertilizing: Spring application of a timed release, or organic fertilizer Winterizing: Foliage should be left standing in fall, this will help protect the crown. If desired a layer of mulch can be applied in a 2″ layer very near the base. Maintenance & pruning: Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.