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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DescriptionAdd some charm to your hosta collection with the wavy corrugated foliage of 'Dancing with Dragons' hosta (Hosta x). Perfect for adding dimension to woodland gardens and containers, this hosta sets itself apart from the rest with its beautiful blue color. This easy-care perennial is an excellent choice for shady flowerbeds and those looking to add long-lasting interest to their landscape.DetailsBotanical name: Hosta hybrid 'Dancing with Dragons' Patent #: USPP 32,040 Common name: Hosta Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Part sun (4-6 hours sun), Shade (<4 Hours sun) Height x width: 18" tall x 43" wide Flower color: White Foliage color: Green, Blue Season of interest: Late summer Bloom time: Late Summer Features: Rain gardens, heat tolerant, cold tolerant Uses: Border plant, mass planting, cottage garden, woodland garden, container plantings. How To GrowSoil: Grows best in moist, well-drained soils. Light: Does best in Shade. Can tolerate morning sun to intensify leaf color. Water: Has average water needs, and once established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves). In general though, soils should never be allowed to dry out. Spacing: 3-4' Fertilizing: Spring application of a timed release, or organic fertilizer Winterizing: Foliage should be left standing in fall, this will 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.
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