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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DescriptionConeflowers have always been a beloved and cheery addition to perennial gardens, and Kismet® Yellow (Echinacea hybrid) is no different. Boasting larger blooms that lost longer than traditional coneflowers, this is one perennial that packs quite the punch. Like a ray of sunshine, the yellow flowers of this echinacea will liven up your garden from summer until frost, providing up to 5 months of fabulous flowers.
Pollinators love this prolific plant. Add deer-resistance into the mix, and you've got yourself a nearly perfect perennial. Try planting easy-to-grow Kismet® Yellow in a sunny border garden and watch it flourish all season long!DetailsBotanical name:Echinacea x 'TNECHKY' Patent #: USPP 29,922 Common name: Coneflower, echinacea Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 16-18" x 24" Flower color: Yellow Foliage color: Green Bloom time: Summer-fall Features: Native, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Border, cottage gardening, massing, naturalizing, pollinator plant, native plant, wildflower How To GrowSoil: Any well-drained soil will do. Light: Full sun. Plant them in a spot that gets at least 6 hours of full sun a day. If planted in too much shade, plants may flop or strain to reach the sun. Water: Average. Water regularly the first season to encourage good root growth. Though coneflowers handle heat and dry conditions well once established, they appreciate regular watering and flower more if they are not stressed. Spacing: 24 inches Fertilizing: Little needed. Over fertilizing will cause spindly growth, so once in the spring with a granular garden fertilizer is more than sufficient. Winterizing: Avoid damp spots. Do not heap mulching over crowns in winter, as this can cause rot. Leave the foliage and old flowers standing for winter (birds enjoy the seed heads), then trim back or remove spent foliage in early spring before new growth emerges. Maintenance & Pruning: Once planted, they are best left alone, as they do not transplant well. Deadheading (snipping off the spent blooms) is not necessary but does increase new flower production.
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My plants are thriving, can’t wait to see if they make it to next spring
Kismet® Yellow Coneflower
Quite beautiful and heat tolerant
The coneflowers arrived packaged very nicely. I removed them from their package and watered them but it was several days before I could actually plant them. They didn’t seem to mind. I planted them in a bed in the front yard which receives sun 24/7. They have bloomed and look so pretty paired with the Frankly Scarlet Coneflower
the 2 plants i put in seem to be doing well. They both have new grow in flower buds and leaves. One of them opened just before our first frost. Is still flowering. It is a dark yellow color. Very pretty. Looking forward to next year to see how tall it gets and how many buds it produces. I also have the kismet orange. They are doing well too.
I adore all of the beautiful perennial coneflowers purchased from the wonderful collection offered here. I will be a returning customer