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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:
Hand-picked at our greenhouse
Shipped to your door
Arrives as young plant
When the plants arrived I was shocked at how small they were (about the size of my thumb). They appeared healthy but there's been no growth. Still small.
Hello! We apologize you received your plants not up to our standards. Did you happen to take a photo of the plant you were initial sent? While we do ship young plants, they should have definitely been larger than what you're describing. Please email pictures of the plant to email@example.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible.
Also, in regards to growth. When transplanting young plants from a nursery pot to a garden, the plant allocates more energy to root development instead of shoot development (above ground). It's important for them to develop a robust root system so they can actually absorb the nutrients and water in the soil around them. Then after their root system is more developed they'll invest in their shoots and flower development.
I bought these plants late spring and they have performed so well all season! I love the blue-green foliage. They are planted next to my other fern leaf dicentra but these are so much prettier. Rose colored flowers look so pretty against the foliage. I live in hot, central Texas and they continued to bloom all season. Popped an extra emitter next to their root balls and they loved it.
Only one plant of the three I ordered and received is alive and well. The other two plants died a short time after they were planted. Probably my fault?
I must add that other plants I have ordered from Great Garden Plants have always come well packaged and have done well, including orders this spring of Hermann's Pride and Walker's Low Catmint. You have great customer service as well!
For 16.00 a plant I should have received blooms.
Not great garden plants
Go to your local nursery
Upon actually taking off the plastic; one plant is so broken it will die soon after planting.
Hello Laurie! We're sorry to hear you're not happy with your new plants. We do not promise any of our plants will arrive with blooms as we keep most of our plants trimmed to encourage branching and a nice, full plant with a good root system. This helps ensure the best success for the plant in your garden. We appreciate your feedback, let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.