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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DescriptionSome gardens need ground cover and some gardens need more floral interest, but what if you need both? Lo & Behold® ‘Purple Haze’ exists for just that role. It has strong horizontal branching, which creates a low growing habit that suppresses weeds easily. But it’s also incredibly handsome for the entire summer and fall! Reblooming flowers are vibrant purple and gently arch downward, which gives this pollinator paradise a very elegant appearance in any landscape. It’s also non-invasive, so it has been approved for sale in Oregon.DetailsBotanical name: Buddleia Lo & Behold® 'Purple Haze' Common name: Butterfly bush Patient: PP24,514 Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours Height x width: 2-3' tall and 3' wide Flower color: Purple Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer-fall Bloom time: Summer, early fall Features: Space savers, rabbit resistant, proven winners, fragrant, dry soils, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Specimen, flower gardens, butterfly and hummingbird gardens How To GrowSoil: Butterfly bushes require very well-drained, even dry, soils. Do not amend or add anything to the soil at planting time, as this can cause serious drainage problems. In clay soil, plant butterfly bush so they are slightly above, rather than even with, the soil. Light: Full sun - at least six hours of bright sun each day is necessary for healthy plants and abundant blooms. Water: Low to average watering; soil can even be dry once established. Butterfly bush do not tolerate wet conditions for any period of time. Spacing: 3 to 4 feet Fertilizing: Little needed; if desired, apply a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing : In fall, plants can be trimmed lightly if desired, but save major pruning for spring. Do not fertilize in fall, and if mulching, do not apply heavily at the base of the plant. Maintenance & pruning: Butterfly bushes are best pruned in spring, once the new growth has begun to emerge. At that point, cut just above where big, healthy buds appear. Give butterfly bushes plenty of time to emerge in spring, especially in colder climates - this may take several weeks, even if other plants in your yard are already leafing out.
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Very healthy on arrival and set in good and started blooming in a couple weeks! Hope it survives winter well and comes back strong next spring!!!!
Very healthy plants!
These are great Butterfly bushes! They were very healthy when delivered about a month ago and already have many buds and are starting to bloom!
So far so good--Already blooming
It has only been a few weeks but I am so pleased. I was skeptical about ordering online but a friend convinced me to give it a try. I am a beginning gardener and Great Garden Plants has not disappointed. I have ordered so many things (don't tell my husband) this year including 6 butterfly bushes. All are doing well. I love them and so do the butterflies.
It died almost immediatly
I have no idea what went wrong I tried really hard to bring it back used Neem in case it had bugs as it started turning brown right away then I tried replanting it in a really great soil .What did I do wrong?? I have a white one I have had for year and don't do anything special to it! So I really don't know! I even contacted you before when I first had problems with it.