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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DescriptionWith a unique color, incredible performance, and pollinator-attracting power, the new Luminary™ 'Sunset Coral' tall garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) will steal the spotlight in your summer garden! Coral flowers have warm orange tones, which look especially vibrant during sunset. The colors and fragrance make this native perennial irresistible to pollinators, including hummingbirds and butterflies.
Beyond their bright colors, the Luminary™ series from Proven Winners were bred for powdery mildew resistance. Dark green foliage stays handsome all season long, even in hot and humid conditions. These native perennials are easy to grow and even easier to love, which is why we recommend them for gardeners of any level!DetailsBotanical name: Phlox paniculata ‘Sunset Coral’ Patent #: USPPAF Common name: Tall garden phlox Zone: 3 – 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 30-32″ tall and wide Flower color: Coral Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer to fall Bloom time: Midsummer, late summer Features: Proven winners, fragrant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners, native Uses: Background, border, cottage garden, massing, specimen, wildflower, flower garden, pollinator garden How To GrowSoil: Performs best in well-drained soil. Light: Phlox grows best in full sun. Water: Has average water needs. Spacing: 1.5 to 2 feet apart Fertilizing: If desired, apply a minimal amount of all-purpose garden fertilizer around the base of the plant in spring. Winterizing: Cut foliage in late fall to prevent powdery mildew and other fungal diseases from returning in spring. Maintenance & pruning: Thin or prune by half in spring and prune spent flowers off after bloom, just above the foliage to encourage more blooms