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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I ordered four Petite Knockout roses for indoor in our family room. They
arrived in oerfect condition and are thriving beautifully. New blooms and
buds. I love these roses, they take care of themselves and do their thing. and
we just enjoy.
plants outdoors in pots.
So far so good.
I was a little disappointed when the blossoms on my plant were fading, but now that there is new growth the color is beautiful. I still have my plant in a pot on my deck but plan to transfer it to my garden in the fall. Should I cut the plant back when I do the transfer?
Hello! The best time to prune roses is early spring, just as the new leaves start to emerge. At this time you can remove any dead branches. You can remove a few branches to open it up if necessary. For the rest of the plant, cut it back by 1/3 in height. Make your cuts just above large, healthy buds for the best growth. We have a Q&A blog about roses that you might find helpful here: https://blog.greatgardenplants.com/questions-answered-series-roses-rosa/
I ordered 13 roses. Every plant had just been transplanted from a much smaller pot into a one-quart pot. Roses looked ok but have very immature root systems. The roses appeared to be move into larger pots the day the roses were packaged for shipment. The outline of the smaller pot was clearly visible and still intact. Also, whoever transplanted the roses didn't even completely fill the one-quart pot with garden soil.
Hello! Thank you for leaving feedback. We apologize you received your plants not up to our standards. Please email pictures of the plant to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. While we do ship young plants, our growers only release plants for shipment with well established root systems. If you received plants that were not well established we'd be happy to refund or replace your order. Happy Gardening!
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