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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DescriptionCover your garden beds in a swathe of scarlet with 'Ladybird' (Coreopsis sp.) Enjoy masses of bright velvety red blooms painted with yellow highlights all summer long as this floriferous beauty blooms for 4+ months! Coreopsis is often plagued with powdery mildew, not 'Ladybird'! Enjoy bright, healthy green foliage that is resistant to both dreaded mildew and deer.
'Ladybird' features ferny foliage that grows low and tidy, making it a stunning but space-saving addition to any sunny spot or container. Consider planting this butterfly magnet around your patio so you can watch the butterflies come and go all season. Wherever you grow this prolific perennial, its hardy nature and eye-catching good looks will keep you enjoying the show year after year.DetailsBotanical name: Coreopsis 'Ladybird' Patent #: USPP 27,362 Common name: Coreopsis, tickseed Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 12" x 12" Flower color: Red/Yellow Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Early summer-frost Features: Low flammability, heat tolerant, ground covers, deer resistant Uses: Accent, container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, ornamental, small spaces.How To GrowSoil: Thrives in any well-drained soil. Light: Full sun Water: Low to moderate. Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established. Watering may be reduced after establishment. Spacing: 12-16 inches Fertilizing: Seldom needed. Apply a granular garden fertilizer in early spring if desired Winterizing: No special care is needed. Remove spent foliage in spring before new growth appears. Maintenance & Pruning: None required; you may shear back old blooms if you wish, but this is not necessary for continuous bloom