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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DescriptionAbsolutely massive leaves set ‘Jack of Diamonds’ apart from the rest of the brunnera crowd. Each leaf grows 9-10” wide and is absolutely brimming with detail - a network of dark green veins cuts through a heavy silver overlay. In spring equally delicate-looking flowers, resembling forget-me-nots, join the show in clusters about a foot above the foliage. All in all, this rather petite plant from Proven Winners has a very grand look and brings quite a lot of interest to the shade garden.DetailsBotanical name: Brunnera 'Jack of Diamonds' Patent: pp#32,752 Common name: Heartleaf brunnera Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Shade (-4 hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs/day) Height x width: 14-16" X 28-32" Flower color: Sky blue flowers Foliage color: Silver with green veins Bloom time: Spring Features: Wet soils, rain gardens, Proven Winners, heat tolerant, ground covers, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Container gardening, edging, ground cover, mass planting, ornamental, small spaces, specimen, under planting, woodland How To GrowSoil: Average to humus-rich soil. Light: Full to part shade - can tolerate six hours of indirect sun each day. Shade is necessary for healthy plants and abundant blooms. If exposed to more sun it will require moist soil or supplemental watering to keep foliage from burning. Water: Moderate, prefers even moisture. Spacing: Plant 2' apart. Fertilizing: Grow in well-drained soil that is moderately fertile and humus-rich. Fertilizing at planting time or during the first growing season is not recommended. If soil is poor in quality a light scattering of garden fertilizer in spring should be sufficient. Winterizing: Keep old foliage over winter to protect crowns. After the ground freezes, apply a loose layer of mulch - oak leaves, pine boughs, or straw. You can gradually remove mulch, and cut back old foliage in early spring. Maintenance & pruning: When the clump starts to deteriorate in the center, it is time to divide it. Plants may be divided easily in early autumn. Plant crowns at soil level. Sometimes self seeds generously, but usually the seedlings have plain green leaves. Remove any green foliage that appears on variegated forms
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Top 10 Spring Blooming Flowers
Say goodbye to your winter blues! With sunny days and warm temperatures on the horizon, we can tell that spring is right around the corner. When you see these flowers, you know spring is in full swing. Here’s a list of our favorite tried-and-true spring-blooming plants to help celebrate the seasonal transition.
These plants looked great; very healthy when they arrived. Unfortunately, I had to withhold planting for awhile because it become quite hot and dry here. However, I kept them in their original pots, in a cool place with some filtered light, and monitored their moisture level. Just recently planted and they are off to a good start.
It arrived well packed. And has settled into garden
The deer nibble but don't totally eliminate. They have eaten every foamflower. I'm sad
We're sorry that the deer enjoyed your plants before you could. Young plants are especially susceptible to deer damage. We highly recommend spraying a liquid deer repellant for gardeners in areas with high deer traffic. We do guarantee all of our plants for 60-days. Please send photos of your plants to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Plant for Cluster Planting!
The Siberian Bugloss is excellent for creating that dense ground cover look when planted with other similar plants. We love the look of our new garden and would definitely buy more!
JACK'S DOING GREAT!
IN OUR TRAIL GARDEN, JACK IS ON THE RIGHT, AND QUEEN OF HEARTS IS ON THE LEFT. BOTH PLANTED IN MAY 2022, AND THIS MAY BOTH ARE COMING BACK VIGOROUSLY!