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 effortless grace to your garden with Still Waters™ clematis from Proven Winners. Dozens of ethereal, soft lavender blooms adorned with deep magenta stamens bloom late spring to late summer, giving you months of showy flowers. Disease resistant and easy to grow, create a stunning floral display in your garden with next to no maintenance!
Try covering your trellis or dress up your mailbox. Still Waters™ delicately weaves through and covers your landscape in a shroud of soft blooms. If you've been admiring these gorgeous plants, don't hesitate to grow these beauties. You'll find that clematis care is easy with countless opportunities to use them in a landscape. Don't be fooled by its delicate nature as it rapidly grows once warm weather begins in spring.DetailsBotanical name:Clematis 'Zostiwa' Patent #: USPP 20,372 Common name: Clematis Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun), Part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 4-7' tall x 2-3' wide Flower color: Lavender-blue Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Early summer-fall Bloom time: Summer Features: Rabbit resistant, Proven Winners, container plants, heat tolerant Uses: Container gardening, cottage gardening, vines and climbers How To GrowSoil: Clematis prefer rich, organic soil (no heavy clay) that is slightly alkaline. Light: Full sun ( 6 + hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Water: Average Spacing: 2 to 3 feet Fertilizing: Generally unnecessary. If growth is slow or soil is nutrient deficient, fertilize in early spring. Winterizing: No special care is required. Maintenance & pruning: This clematis should be cut back to 18-24" above the ground in early spring, when you see the new growth beginning to emerge on the vines. Though this may seem extreme, it ensures that it blooms from root to tip. As its root system gets larger with each season, its recovery from such pruning will be increasingly vigorous.
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