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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DescriptionCotton candy pink flower spikes pair perfectly with green, fragrant foliage to give you a dreamy perennial that looks stunning wherever you plant it. Long-blooming and easy to care for, Color Spires® 'Pink Dawn' salvia (Salvia hybrid) is a plant that keeps on giving all summer long with little care from you! Did we mention it's beloved by pollinators? Plant it in a sunny spot alone or in masses and watch butterflies flock to it. Looking to create a truly spectacular display? Pair 'Pink Dawn' with Black Lace® or Laced Up® elderberry for a beautiful array of foliage and flowers that looks elegant all season long.DetailsBotanical name:Salvia x 'Pink Dawn' Patent #: USPP 26,343 Common name: Perennial salvia, Perennial sage Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 16-20" X 16-20" Flower color: Cotton Candy Pink Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer
Uses: Background, border, cottage gardening, massing, specimen. How To GrowSoil: Any average soil will do, provided it is well-drained. Drought tolerant once established. Light: Full sun Water: Dry to average -- Plants may repeat bloom throughout the summer, but need regular moisture to encourage this. Spacing: 2 ft Fertilizing: None required; if desired, apply a general-purpose garden fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: No special care needed. Many gardeners allow the spent foliage to stand until spring, and remove it when new growth emerges. Maintenance & Pruning: Remove spent flower spikes to help extend the bloom period.