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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DescriptionBowman's root (Gillenia trifoliata) is a native perennial with delicate red stems that support clusters of starry blooms. Bushy in nature, this lush plant looks attractive even after the flowers fade, thanks to its red fall color. Requiring little maintenance to enjoy, this easy-care perennial is an excellent choice for woodland gardens - we love it planted in mass where its dreamy flowers truly get their chance to shine!DetailsBotanical name: Gillenia trifoliata (also known as Porteranthus trifoliatus) Common name: Bowman's Root, Indian Physic, American Ipecac, fawn's breath Zone: 5-9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 2-4' tall and 2.5-3' wide Foliage color: Green Flower color: White, Pinkish White Bloom time:Spring, summer Features:Rare & unusual, native, heat tolerant, fall color, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Border plant, native gardens, edging, mass planting How To GrowSoil: Grows best in well-drained soils. Will tolerate short periods of drought once established. Plant may need some support if the soil to too rich. Light: Part sun (4-6 hours sun) to Sun (> 6 hours sun). Grows best in part sun. Tolerates full sun in the shade during the hottest parts of the day. Water: Average water needs. Established plants have some drought tolerance. Spacing: 2-3 ft Fertilizing: No special care needed. Winterizing: No specific care is needed. Maintenance & pruning: Rarely needs divining, but if desired, do so in early spring.
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Shipping and packaging was okay
The plants are so small, though, that they seemed to have little chance of surviving any warm spell when planting late Spring and despite my attempts to water
Hard to find perennial and unfortunately all 3 didn't make it
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