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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DescriptionBelarina Buttercup primrose (Primulaacaulis) is filled to the brim with springtime joy! From the ruffled green rosette of leaves bursts clusters of cheery yellow blooms, each sporting a jaunty collar of green. It's like a crop of colorful cabbages, or a nosegay from a Victorian calling card. You're sure to be charmed by this fab spring blooming perennial.
While the Belarina primroses were developed for good garden performance, they are practically perfect for planting in containers and window boxes. Why not plant them up like that for this spring so you can enjoy them up close, then when you're ready to change over to summer plantings, plant them in the garden to enjoy for years to come?!DetailsBotanical Name: Primula 'Kerbelbut' Common Name: Primrose Zone: 4-8 Sun Exposure: Part Shade-Shade Height x Width: 5-8" x 10-12" Flower Color: Yellow Foliage Color: Green Season of Interest: Late Winter/Early Spring Uses: Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Massing, Ornamental, Woodland How To GrowSoil: Moist, well-drained soil is best. Primroses cannot handle drought for any sustained period; however, their tight, ground-hugging rosettes of leaves can rot if soil is excessively wet or soggy. Rich, dark soils yield the best results. Light:Partial shade to shade -- Primula will benefit from dappled sun exposure; afternoon shade is imperative in hot summers. Water: Plants will go dormant in hot, dry summer weather unless they are kept well-watered. Mulching will help the soil retain moisture.
Spacing: 12 inches
Fertilizing: apply a granular garden fertilizer in early spring if desired.
Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of shredded bark is recommended. Check plants in late winter and remove any ice or snow lingering in the rosette to minimize risk of rot.
Maintenance & Pruning: These also make excellent container plants - grow in a pot or window box during the spring and then plant in the garden when you turn your containers over to summer annuals.