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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DescriptionWe firmly believe you can never have too many hostas, which is why we've added Shadowland® 'Echo the Sun' Hosta to our expansive collection. This new yellow hosta boasts rippled margins and lavender flowers in summer. Add it to a shady corner for a splash of color, or plant it along the north side of your home for a low-maintenance and tidy landscape. Combine it with other shade-loving perennials like astilbe, bleeding hearts, anemone, or sweetspire for a well-composed bed.
Do we need to describe hostas? Their reputation proceeds them. They look regal in shade gardens with broad foliage that chokes out weeds, fills spaces, and creates a lush appearance. 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 'Echo the Sun' Patent: PPAF Common name: Hosta, Funkia, Plantain lily Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 19" X 48" Flower color: Lavender Foliage color: Yellow Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Summer Features: Proven Winners, rain gardens, container plants Uses: Accent, background, border, container gardening, foundation planting, hedge, massing, privacy, screen, specimen, woodland How To GrowSoil: Performs well in average or fertile soil. Light: Thrives in shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Water: Has average water needs, and once established, plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves). In general, soils should never be allowed to dry out. Spacing: 3 feet apart Fertilizing: In spring, a light fertilizer can be applied around the emerging plant, but not touching it. Winterizing: Leave foliage standing in fall to 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.
Your Questions about Growing Hostas, Answered
Hostas are known for commanding attention in the shade garden. Learn how to grow hostas, transplanting hostas, when they bloom, why your hosta is turning brown, and more to grow them like a pro.