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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DescriptionIntroducing Dark Lavender Chiffon rose of Sharon! New from Proven Winners, this variety replaces the original Lavender Chiffon, and improves on it with more richly colored flowers and a lush, rounded habit. Like the other members of the Chiffon series, it sports a fluffy cluster of petals in the center that gives each bloom serious garden gravitas.DetailsBotanical name:Hibiscus syriacus 'SMNHSPCL' Patent #: PP 33,568 Common name: Rose of Sharon, althea, hibiscus Zone: 5-9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 8-12' tall x 6-10' wide Flower color: Deep lavender-purple Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Deer resistant, proven winners, heat tolerant Uses: Flower gardens, landscaping, specimen, flowering hedge. How To GrowSoil: Plant in any well-drained spot. Can take some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) is best. Water: Average Space: Min. 8' apart Fertilizing: Fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. Winterizing: No special treatment is required; 2-3" of mulch is recommended. Maintenance & Pruning: Rose of Sharon does not need regular pruning, but may be pruned or trimmed in early spring if desired. NOTE: Rose of Sharon is late to leaf out in spring. That doesn't mean it's dead! Be patient.
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They ( I got three) came in great form. I have transplanted them into bigger pots and put in Green house. I hope to keep them as potted plants but there is not much to say until next year to see how they do!!
This dark lavender is absolutely gorgeous. The flowers are pretty big, blooming now even though the plant is so little. Can’t wait for it to grow into a bush, for a spectacular display. In fact, all 5 plants I received are blooming now. Great quality, highly recommend.
C.S. (New Mexico)
So far so good
It seems pretty happy in it's new garden spot. I am hoping that it will do a lot of growing come spring and be able to weather or high desert summer climate
The plants came very, very small, but I’ve babied them and now they’re growing, getting fuller, and are maybe 8-10 inches high. I will be sure to cover them this winter.