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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DescriptionFrilly Knickers™ Japanese anemone (or windflower) boasts whimsical, fully double, bi-color flowers that float above the foliage in late summer and early fall. Its ruffled petals appear white at first, but then reveal surprising lavender backs that add a soft touch of color to the garden. Dark stems hold the flowers around 24" above clumps of olive green foliage. Plant it in your woodland or cottage gardens, where it can gracefully grow for years to come.
You may think of anemones as spring bloomers, but Japanese anemones flower in late summer and fall. Just as your other perennials start to fade, Japanese anemones shine with tall stems and satiny flowers. They're a magnet for pollinators - and thankfully, they remain unbothered by deer and rabbits. They're easy to grow, making them even easier to love in your landscape, containers, or cut arrangements.
Great garden tip: be patient in spring! They're a bit slow to rise in spring but arrive just in time to fill in around dying spring bulbs.Details Botanical name: Anemone 'FP007' Patent #: USPP 33,416 Common name: Japanese anemone Zone: 5-9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 18-24" tall x 18" wide Flower color: White and lavender Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer and fall Bloom time: Summer, fall Features: Rain gardens, rabbit resistant, heat tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Border plant, mass planting, container plantings, cut flower, cottage garden, pollinator garden How To Grow Soil: Rich, loose, well-draining soil with consistent moisture is preferred. Light: Sun (6+ hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun). They can be grown in full sun in cool climates as long as the soil stays moist. Warmer climates should grow them in part sun, where they receive shade in the afternoon. Water: Requires consistently moist soil but does not tolerate standing water. Water frequently with a light hand. Spacing: 1.5 - 2 feet. Fertilizing: Apply a slow-release fertilizer in spring for the best performance. Winterizing:Apply an extra layer of mulch in the fall to prevent frost heaving. Maintenance & pruning: typically a low maintenance perennial with few pest or disease problems. Routinely deadhead to encourage more blooms. Plants may slowly spread by rhizomes, which can be easily transplanted to new areas if desired.