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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Coral Drift is just what I wanted for my rock garden! Love the color of her first little blossom. I'm very excited to see how she grows!
GF, is happy. They have been in the ground in Jacksonville NC for a couple / three weeks. (now 4/24/23) They have doubled in size. The coral color is not available elsewhere in local nurseries. I might have paid a bit more to have them shipped from Michigan, local / similar cost about half but the thing is... we got what we wanted and it seems like they are very healthy and a few dollars more seems well spent.
I’m not sure why I’m surprised, because this is my typical experience with everything I order from Great Garden, but my six Coral Drift plants came out of the box looking fantastic, showed new growth within 4 days of being planted, and now on day 18 every single one of them is blooming! And my soil is pretty horrible here! Healthy and happy plants, are going to be spectacular as they start to mound in my landscape where I have them behind an old long cedar tree log, and they’ll drape over the log. I’m so pleased.
Was hoping the plants would be blooming a lot more. They look very healthy and I've applied an organic fertilizer to encourage more blooms. So far blooms have been scarce. Looking forward to next year when they'll be more established.
Hello! 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 actually 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.
We do not recommend fertilizing this late in the season as it promotes tender new growth that can be damaged by frost. We have a Rose care guide on our blog here that you might find helpful: https://blog.greatgardenplants.com/questions-answered-series-roses-rosa/