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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DescriptionBring the beauty of butterflies to your garden! Butterflies are attracted to colorful, nectar-rich perennials, and these six are tried-and-true favorites. Simply plant them in a sunny spot and watch the butterflies arrive. What could be easier or more relaxing?!
We selected the perennials in our Butterfly Garden collection to provide blooms from early summer clear through autumn, so you’ll have a parade of butterflies in your garden for months every year. The show starts with ‘Moonbeam’ coreopsis in late spring/early summer. Soon after, the big, showy blooms of black-eyed susan and coneflower join the show. By mid-summer, you and the butterflies will enjoy the jolt of color and irresistible blooms of our native orange milkweed. Finally, come fall, when hungry butterflies are getting ready to migrate or settle down for winter, they’ll visit your garden for a feast of Kickin® 'Lilac Blue’ aster and ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum.
The collection includes one of each of the following plants:
All Plants in this collection are grown and sold in a 1-quart pot.DetailsBotanical name:Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Lilac Blue’, Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’, Hylotelephium spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’, Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’, Asclepias tuberosa, Echinacea purpurea ‘Pas702917’ Zone: 4-8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Flower color: Varies by plant. Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer-fall Uses: Accent, border, containers, cottage gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, naturalizing, small spaces. How To GrowSoil:Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-draining soils. Light: Sun Water: Average. Water regularly until established. Fertilizing: Fertilizer can be applied in spring if desired, but it usually isn’t necessary. Winterizing: No special care is needed. Allow foliage to remain standing in winter to improve winter survival. Mulch if desired. Maintenance & Pruning: Deadhead to prolong bloom. Divide when clumps become overcrowded. For aster: Can be divided every 2-3 years in spring. Remove spent blooms to prevent reseeding.