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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DescriptionPut on a mid-summer display with the showy flowers of Blue Chiffon® rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). Truly one a kind, this stunning addition was selected by world-renown rose of Sharon breeder Dr. Roderick Wood. He looks not just for outstanding color and beauty but also a soft, graceful habit that makes this rose of Sharon a truly stellar addition to your garden. The extra petals in the center make the flowers extra-showy, but they also mean that Chiffon® roses of Sharon set little to no seed so that you won't be pulling out nuisance seedlings.
A vigorous bloomer, you're summer garden will be filled to the brim with lacy blue blooms. These fluffy flowers add elegance from summer to fall and attract pollinators too! Blue Chiffon® rose of Sharon is ideal for a specimen or flowering hedge; you could also plant it as a backdrop to a perennial garden. If you've been looking for just the right rose of Sharon to add to your landscape, this Proven Winners variety just may be it!DetailsBotanical name:Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodthree' Patent #: USPP 20,574 Common name: Rose of Sharon, althea, hibiscus Zone: 5-9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 8-12' tall and 6-10' wide Flower color: Blue Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Deer resistant, provin winners, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, best seller, best for beginners, privacy & screening Uses: Flower gardens, landscaping, specimen, flowering hedge. How To GrowSoil: Plant in any well-drained spot. Can take some dryness once established. Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) is best Water: Average Space: Min. 8' apart Fertilizing: Fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. Winterizing: No special treatment is required; 2-3" of mulch is recommended. Maintenance & Pruning: Rose of Sharon does not need regular pruning, but may be pruned or trimmed in early spring if desired. NOTE: Rose of Sharon is late to leaf out in spring. That doesn't mean it's dead! Be patient.
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