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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Description'Orange Queen' barrenwort (Epimedium × warleyense) forms a delightful carpet of heart-shaped leaves in shade gardens. While it may be evergreen, it is not always green, turning shades of red and bronze in spring and fall. The foliage serves as the perfect backdrop to orange and copper flowers, which gracefully float on thin stems early to mid-spring. It adds instant charm to your woodland garden, containers, or cut flower arrangements.
Don't let the name deter you! Barrenwort may sound unsightly, but it's beautiful and hard-working in the landscape. It's easy to grow in dry shade, slopes, and other troublesome sites. Plus, it's unbothered by deer, rabbits, and disease. While it's slow to grow, this perennial will prove that it's well worth the wait.DetailsBotanical name: Epimedium × warleyense 'Orangekönigen' Common name: Barrenwort, longspur epimedium, bishop's hat, fairy wings, horny goat weed Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 8-10″ tall x 12-24" wide Flower color: Orange Foliage color: Red and green Season of interest: Spring to fall Bloom time: Midspring, late spring Features: Suitable for slopes, rare & unusual, rabbit resistant, deer resistant, heat tolerant, ground covers, drought tolerant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Container, rock garden, slopes, woodland garden, edging, cut flower, ground cover How To GrowSoil: Grow in moist well-drained soil. Tolerates drought once established. Light: Part sun (4-6 hrs sun/day) to shade (<4 hours sun) Water: Average. Space: 12-24″ apart. Fertilizing: Apply a garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: Trim off old foliage in late winter to make room for fresh leaves and promote an increase in flower production. Maintenance: Divide in early spring or late summer.
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Died in a few days even though I watered and put her in a prime spot
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