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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I have eight Japanese Painted Ferns planted in a large mass and they are doing great. The last one I received to fill in a spot was not well packed because the little square pieces that hold the plants in place were not pushed out and the top plant fell down on top of the fern and probably traveled like that. Both plant tops were damaged but the roots seemed fine. I planted them both and so far so good! Thanks
We apologize the plants you received did not meet our standards. As we try our best to provide exceptional service, some factors like shipping and handling are outside of our control and issues like this can sometimes happen. Please give them a drink of water and put them in a shady area, go ahead and plant them. They should bounce back within a few weeks.
IF they do not, please send pictures to email@example.com and we will gladly process your warranty.
Rest assured your plants are covered under our warranty for 60 days.
I planted the ferns in the bog at the top of my pond. They have the gracefulness that I have been looking for and are doing very well. I used a special mesh bag and planting media for each one.
I bought 2 of the Japanese Painted Ferns about 1 year ago. I planted them in a garden where I was trying to grow Ferns. These were a success (after several previous failures with other Ferns)! The Ferns arrived in reasonable condition. I had amended the soil in a shady area facing west, so the soil was slightly acid but well draining. Native soil here was red clay. The Ferns grew well last summer, then died to the ground over winter. This spring they sprouted again, and they look healthy now. These Ferns are smaller than some of the others that I planted nearby. I am very happy that they are growing again this year!
All of my plants arrived wilted and brown. Tried to revive, but all died. I can send pictures if you would like to see
Hello! We apologize you received your plants not up to our standards. As we try our best to provide exceptional service, some factors like shipping and handling are outside of our control, and issues like this can sometimes happen. Please email pictures of the plant to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!
The Japanese Painted Fern arrived in great condition. It was packed well and was a very healthy size upon receipt. Unfortunately, I let it get too dry before I planted it in the garden, and all of the foliage died. I decided I would water it well hoping the rootstock survived and plant it in my garden thinking maybe it would live. It did! It is currently filling out beautifully and looks wonderfully happy in its new home. Thank you, GGP, for another healthy plant strong enough to survive my lack of care!
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