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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DescriptionHoneymoon® New York Night Lenten rose (or Helleborus) boasts nearly jet-black petals with glowing yellow stamens that bring the charm of big city lights, even in private garden sanctuaries. The bold flowers stand apart from spring's typically soft and light hues. Flowers bloom in late winter and early spring for six weeks, making them ideal for cut arrangements. After the flowers fade, the evergreen foliage keeps your shade garden looking lush and green, even through winter.
It's no gamble that this plant will perform well in your garden. The Honeymoon® series of Lenten roses from Proven Winners are vigorous, drought-tolerant, and deer and rabbit resistant. You'll be astonished by the number of blossoms per plant, even in shady understories.
Caution: Lenten rose is toxic if ingested.Details Botanical name: Helleborus 'New York Night' Common name: Lenten rose, hellebore Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 18"-24" x 18"-24" Flower color: Dark purple to near black Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Late winter and early spring Bloom time: Winter, spring Features: Winter interest, rare & unusual, heat tolerant, evergreens, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, ground cover, edging, border plant, cut flower garden, cottage gardening, massing, pollinator garden How To Grow Soil: Any well-draining soil will do. Light: Does best in part sun (4-6 hours sun) to shade (> 4 hours sun). Avoid too much sun, especially in hot and dry climates. Water: Average water needs - water regularly until established. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Spacing: 2 feet Fertilizing: Fertilize lightly in late winter or early spring as new growth emerges with a balanced fertilizer. Winterizing: Not much required. Cold zones should apply a thick layer of mulch around the plants in the fall for insulation in winter. Leave foliage standing until spring. Maintenance & pruning: Simply cut the foliage back in the spring. It may produce new seedlings in spring, so pull them as desired or transplant them to other areas of the garden. Spent flowers should be cut to promote foliage growth.
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Top 10 Spring Blooming Flowers
Say goodbye to your winter blues! With sunny days and warm temperatures on the horizon, we can tell that spring is right around the corner. When you see these flowers, you know spring is in full swing. Here’s a list of our favorite tried-and-true spring-blooming plants to help celebrate the seasonal transition.