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‘Mini Skirt’ hosta has everything you love about the classic shade perennial, but now in a small pocket size! This hosta is an ideal plant for small spaces or container gardening, thanks to its dwarf size and colorful, ruffled leaves. It naturally keeps a perfectly mounded and tailored look, reaching only 12" wide at maturity.
Although it looks fragile, it has a tough disposition and holds up under heat, humidity, and severe weather. It's incredibly easy to grow, making it a perfect option for both experienced and beginner gardeners. Try using it in urban gardens with other small hostas, like 'Blue Mouse Ears' or 'Sun Mouse.'DetailsBotanical name:Hosta 'Mini Skirt' Common name: Hosta Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 5" X 13" Flower color: Lavender Foliage color: Cream and green variegation Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Early summer, midsummer Features: Space savers, rain gardens, heat tolerant, 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: 13 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.
My miniskirt hosta has thrived from the moment I got it. When I saw the picture I knew I had to have it. I wondered though what it would actually look like. We all know that the web and catalog pictures show the best possible specimen. I was thrilled to see that it looked just like the picture. It was a perfect specimen, just slightly less mature than the web picture. The plant is adorable.
Bought six mini hostas for front bed. Packaging was superior and ensured full integrity of plant quality. Will definitely order from here again!
Perfect Border Plants For Raised Garden Beds!
Our raised garden looks great with the addition of the Mini Skirt Hostas!
They have adapted well to the combination of sun and shade and I highly recommend them for southern zone 8.