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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DescriptionPollinators will be delighted to find 'Gay Butterflies' Milkweed Mix (Asclepias tuberosa) in your garden. Vibrant flowers with red, orange, and yellow hues boast a sweet fragrance and rich nectar, making them a pollinator magnet. Your garden will be buzzing, especially with Monarch butterflies. In the fall, flowers give way to seed pods filled with silky, wind-dispersed seeds.This native perennial is easy to grow, deer resistant, and drought-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for any gardener. Maintenance is a breeze, and it is generally disease-free. Milkweed is ideal for meadow gardens, native plantings, and wildlife sanctuaries. Plant it in a sunny spot to support your local pollinators!DetailsBotanical name:Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies' Common name: Butterfly weed Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 2-3' tall x 1-3' wide Flower color: Orange, red, and yellow Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer Uses: Accent, Border, Cottage gardening, Erosion control or embankment, Ground cover, Massing, Naturalizing, Slopes, SpecimenHow To GrowSoil: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-draining soils. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Water: Dry to medium moisture Spacing: 1-1.5 ft. apart Fertilizing: It doesn't need consistent fertilizing. You can do a very light application the first summer after planting. Winterizing: No specific care is needed. Propagation & pruning: Plants will self sow. Seeds can be gathered and started, though a started plant will take a few years to flower. Because of a very deep taproot, moving or dividing is not recommended. No pruning is needed.
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8 Native Milkweeds for Monarch Butterflies
Milkweed plays a vital role in the Monarch butterfly lifecycle, serving as a host plant for monarch caterpillars. Without milkweed, we wouldn't have Monarchs.
They were not as the Catmint and Goatsbeard. Lost both plants in what appears like to much heat during shipping and to much moisture.
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