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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DescriptionKobold' blazing star (Liatris spicata) features a bold habit and color that set it apart from other native perennials. Bright spikes of pink flowers bloom for weeks in summer. They make outstanding cut flowers, planta few, so you have plenty to enjoy indoors and out! Deer resistant and sun-loving, 'Kobold' is a very easy and rewarding perennial for gardeners of all skill levels.DetailsBotanical name: Liatris spicata 'Kobold' Common name: Blazing Star Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun Height x width: 18-30" X 12-16" Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Early summer-summer Uses: Background, Border, Cottage gardening, Massing, SpecimenHow To GrowSoil: Any average soil will do; good drainage is essential. Light: Full sun to part shade Water: Average to low. Established plants are quite drought tolerant, though flower quality and production are best if plant is not stressed. Spacing: 1 - 2 ft Fertilizing: No special fertilizer needs; If desired, apply a general purpose garden fertilizer in spring as new growth emerges. Winterizing: No special care needed. Many gardeners allow the spent foliage to stand until spring, and remove it when new growth emerges. Crowns should be kept dry in winter Maintenance & pruning: Cut up to one-third of the blooms for arrangements if desired.
I received three sad plants for $15 a piece. If I could I would post pictures of them. Very sad not happy.
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