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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DescriptionMagic Show® 'Wizard of Ahhs' veronica (Veronica hybrid) from Proven Winners will amaze you! This early bloomer's densely packed spikes of bright blue-violet flowers bring stunning, long-lasting color to the garden. This is one perennial that'll you'll find yourself oohing and ahhing over; we think the butterflies will too!
Veronica brings a vertical accent to your garden or a splash of great color to containers. This delightful flower thrives in sun to part-sun and is incredibly easy to care for. Simply sit back and enjoy the magic show!DetailsBotanical name:Veronica x 'Wizard of Ahhs' Patent #: PP 31,044 Common name: Spike speedwell, veronica Zone: 4 – 8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 14-16" X 18-22" Flower color: Violet blue Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Early summer-fall Bloom time: Early summer, midsummer Features: Proven Winners, deer resistant, best for beginners Uses: Container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, ornamental, small spaces How To GrowSoil: Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil. If desired, amend the soil with rich organic matter to improve overall performance. Light: Full sun or part-sun. Improved flower performance in full sun. Water: Average. Best performance occurs with consistent, regular moisture with sharp soil drainage (particularly in winter). Spacing: 18-22" Fertilizing: Feed with a general-purpose slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Winterizing: Cut back to basal growth in late autumn. Maintenance & Pruning: Removing faded blooms encourages rebloom. Cut back fade spikes to the new growth at their base. This improves their appearance.
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Items have been planted in new soil for about two weeks, and are growing well. I am very pleased.
The original order for 19 speedwell was wrong. They came up pink instead of blue. You kindly tried to resend another 19, but they also were the wrong color, and were very poorly thriving plants with mildew and brown leaves. You refunded my original charges which was so appreciated. So, my order was a mess, but you did all you could to rectify the situation. Still disappointed that I don’t say “aahhhh” when I look at the garden as planned.
They have not shown much growth since they were planted. Perhaps they are miniatures. Plants look healthy. We will have to see how they progress as the summer months arrive
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