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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DescriptionLovely cup-shaped foliage sets 'Maui Buttercups' (Hosta sp.) apart from other hostas in your garden! Its size makes it perfect for pairing with other shade-loving plants in containers or for mixing into flowerbeds. It boasts vibrant yellow leaves that add a bit of brightness to shady spots. Plus, thanks to its corrugated foliage, it's been shown to withstand slugs! If you're a hosta lover, this is definitely one to consider adding to your garden.DetailsBotanical name:Hosta 'Maui Buttercups' Common name: Hosta Zone: 3 – 9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 10″ X 14″ Flower color: Lavender Foliage color: Yellow Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Midsummer Features: Rain gardens, low flammability, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, Alpine and rock, border, container gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, rock garden, small spaces, woodlandHow To GrowSoil: Performs well in average or fertile soil. Light: Thrives in shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Water: Has average water needs, and once established, plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves). In general, soils should never be allowed to dry out. Spacing: 14 inches apart Fertilizing: In spring, a light fertilizer can be applied around the emerging plant, but not touching it. Winterizing: Leave foliage standing in fall to help protect the crown. If desired, a layer of mulch can be applied in a 2″ layer very near the base. Maintenance & pruning: Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.
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Arrived healthy. Bright color brings some color pops to shadier areas. Cute little plant
Very pretty! Sun tolerant!
I couldn’t find this variety of hosts in our area and it was suggested by our landscape planner. First of all—these are ADORABLE hostas. Second, I really appreciated the shipping and quality of the plants that I received. I wasn’t sure about using Great Garden Plants—but now, I can’t be happier that I did. The packaging kept the plants safe in transport and made it easy to unpack. The use of a lot of cardboard felt a lot more environmentally friendly and physically protective than alternative packaging as well.
Beautiful little hosta
I ordered 3 of these and 3 of another hosta and loved them so much that I placed two more large orders right away. The hostas have been great...sturdy and well packed, settled in beautifully. I've been especially happy with all of the hostas