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‘Little Galaxy’ Lily-of-the-Nile (Agapanthus sp.) has everything you love about ‘Galaxy Blue’, but in a compact habit. Though it has a shorter height and spread (now only 2’), it still boasts huge clusters of true-blue blooms. Flowers last all summer long with a super long bloom time, making it an outstanding perennial for cut flowers. This African lily is incredibly hardy, even in zone 6! After undergoing multiple years of testing through heavy winters, it comes back reliably every spring.DetailsBotanical name: Agapanthus 'Little Galaxy' Patent #: USPPAF Common name: Lily of the Nile Zone: 6 - 10 Sun exposure: Sun Height x width: 24" x 24" Flower color: Blue Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer Uses: Edging, Flower gardens, Wildlife gardens, Native plant gardensHow To GrowSoil: Any well-drained soil will do. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Water: Average moisture; tolerates drought once established. Do not overwater. Spacing: 2-3 feet Fertilizing: Not required. If more rapid growth is desired, apply a rose fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: 'Little Galaxy' will go dormant over winter, unlike agapanthus in warm climates. This is normal and not a cause for concern. We do recommend a good 2-3" layer of mulch over the plant for winter, especially in zone 6. Maintenance & pruning: Little needed. Cut flowers as desired for arrangements. If any dried portions of the plant remain in early spring, remove them before new growth begins.