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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DescriptionLuminary™ 'Opalescence' Phlox (Phlox paniculata) instantly livens up the garden with bright pink summer blooms. Dark pink eyes decorate the light pink flowers, guiding pollinators straight to its sweet nectar. Did we mention that pollinators love this native phlox? Your garden will be buzzing with bees, butterflies, and more. Plant it in full sun for the best flowers!
The Luminary™ series of tall garden phlox were bred for powdery mildew resistance. Dark green foliage stays handsome all season long, even in hot and humid conditions. Beautiful colors and powerful disease resistance make this series a must-have for gardeners of any level.DetailsBotanical name:Phlox paniculata 'Opalescence' Patent #: PP33,295 Common name: Tall garden phlox Zone: 3-8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun), part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 30 - 32" x 24-28" Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer-fall Bloom time: Midsummer, late summer Features: Proven winners, cold tolerant, best sellers, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, cottage gardening, edging, massing, small spaces How To GrowSoil: Rich, well-drained soils are best, but phlox is fairly adaptable. Light: Grows best in full sun (or partial shade in the South) Water: Average -- tolerant of dry conditions once established, but blooms last longest and continue uninterrupted when not stressed by drought. Spacing: 24 - 28" Fertilizing: Little required; apply a granular garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: No special care needed. Cut foliage in late fall to prevent powdery mildew and other fungal diseases from returning in spring. Maintenance & Pruning: None required. Cut stems as desired for flower arrangements, removing no more than one-third of the plant at a time.
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