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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Description‘Lidakense’ Stonecrop (Sedum cauticola) boasts distinctive blue leaves and an appealing fountain-like habit. Purple margins decorate the blue foliage, adding an extra pop of color. Vibrant pink flowers bloom above the leaves in the summer, welcoming honeybees and other pollinators.
This sedum effortlessly withstands heat and drought, making it easy to grow. Mix with other sedums, sempervivum, or ice plants to create a rich tapestry of colors and textures that remain unbothered by deer and rabbits! We love how it looks in sunny containers or nestled between stones in rock and alpine gardens.DetailsBotanical name:Sedum cauticola 'Lidakense' Common name: Stonecrop, sedum Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 2" X 10" Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Blue with purple margins Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Late summer Features: Suitable for slopes, ground covers, drought tolerant, container plants, cold tolerant Uses: Accent, alpine and rock garden, container gardening, edging, erosion control or embankment, ground cover, massingHow To GrowSoil: Average, dry to medium moisture, well-draining soils. It needs sharp soil drainage, so it grows well in sandy and gravelly soils. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Will lean toward the sun if grown in too much shade. Water: Dry to average moisture. It tolerates drought once established, but should receive some water when conditions are hot and dry. Spacing: 12 inches Fertilizing: Fertilizer isn't required when grown in rich soils, but a handful of all-purpose granular fertilizer can be applied in early spring if needed. Winterizing: Dried flower heads of many varieties remain attractive in winter, whether left standing in the garden or brought indoors. Small animals and bugs may take home in accumulated debris during cold weather. It doesn't need mulch in winter unless grown in harsh climates. Maintenance & pruning: Pinch back the tips of new spring growth for more compact plants. Stop fertilizing and water in the fall and winter. Throughout spring and summer, divisions and cuttings can easily root for new plants.
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