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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DescriptionWhether your garden has humid summers or snow-covered winters, gardeners can enjoy some desert flair with ‘Color Guard’ yucca (Yucca filamentosa). Native to the arid regions in the southern US, this unique perennial provides interest all year with stiff, sword-like leaves and yellow variegation. While yuccas are grown for their foliage, they have plenty more to offer. In late spring, tall flower stalks rise above the jagged foliage with creamy-white flowers. Drought tolerant, heat-loving, and hardy, this perennial is a great low-maintenance addition to containers, as a specimen in your dry garden, or to spruce up that neglected corner of the landscape!DetailsBotanical name:Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' Common name: Adam’s Needle, yucca Zone: 4 - 10 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 2-3' X 2-3' Flower color: Creamy white Foliage color: Variegated, green with yellow bands Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Late Spring Features: Winter interest, rabbit resistant, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, foundation planting, massing, ornamental, specimen How To GrowSoil: Easily grown in average, dry, well-draining soil. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Water: Needs well-draining soil, drought tolerant once established. Spacing: 2 - 3 feet Fertilizing: A slow-release fertilizer can be applied once every spring. Winterizing: Leave foliage standing throughout winter for visual interest. Maintenance & pruning: Prune spent flower stalks after bloom, cut at base. Foliage does not need any pruning or maintenance.