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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I planted this 4 years ago and it is only about 10 inches tall. I expected it to grow much taller in that amount of time. The flowers bloom and are beautiful but I'm wondering if it's ever going to reach its maximum height.
Love the plant itself but if I knew ahead of time that I’d be receiving this plant at only less than 12” high for $30 I never would have purchased it.
Hello! Thank you for leaving feedback. 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 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. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, in the second year, they have more energy to put into growth; and in the third year, they grow and flower vigorously. We hope this helps. Happy Gardening!
This is absolutely one of my favorites. Very showy!
It’s actually got a little bud on it. I think the first year will be kinda slow
Beautiful plant, planted it two weeks later it had a flower. Has about six Buds on it now and is only 6 in tall. Love it.
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