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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DescriptionHappy Face® Yellow potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa) blooms it’s happy little face off in your garden! Starting in late spring, this selection from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs is covered in extra-large, bright yellow flowers that do indeed resemble a classic happy face. Extremely cold hardy and deer resistant, it’s the perfect choice for people who want lots of color, year after year, without lifting a finger. See for yourself just how remarkable this potentilla can be!DetailsBotanical name:Potentilla fruticosa 'Lundy' (also known as Dasiphora fruticosa) Patent #: USPP 22,176 Common name: Potentilla, Shrubby cinquefoil, Tundra rose Zone: 2-7 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) or filtered light through the day. Height x width: 2-3' Flower color: Yellow Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Late spring-frost Bloom time: Summer, spring, fall Features: Proven winners, native, ground covers, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Ground cover, edging, perennial gardens, landscaping. How To GrowSoil: Not finicky about soil, as long as it is well drained. Doesn't tolerate extremely wet or extremely dry conditions. Light: Full sun (6+ hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun)/filtered light. Water: Average. Space: Min 2' apart. Fertilizing: Little needed. Apply a granular rose fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended. Maintenance & Pruning: In early spring, when new growth begins, cut out any dead portions. Plant may be sheared by half or more to encourage new growth. Once mature, remove a few of the oldest stems each year to encourage robust new growth. If the weather gets very hot in summer, plants may take a break from blooming but will resume when conditions improve.