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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DescriptionThe perfect hosta for small gardens or containers, 'Munchkin Fire' hosta grows to be just 7 inches tall. It features bright yellow, narrow leaves that brighten up your shady garden instantly. It's the perfect foliage forward perennial for adding a pop of color to your border. In mid-summer, lavender flowers float above the foliage attracting hummingbirds. 'Munchkin Fire' hosta is easy to grow and adaptable, making it the perfect choice for gardeners of any skill level.DetailsBotanical name:Hosta ‘Munchkin Fire’'Morello' Common name: Hosta Zone: 3 – 9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 7″ X 15″ Flower color: Lavender Foliage color: Yellow, Green Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Early summer, midsummer Features: Space savers, 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: 15 inches 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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Doing great. Love the yellow contrast. Cute little munchkins
Letting things grow out
Seems to be nice plants. A couple came in not so good that I did lose but things happen with the heat. For that week they sent out and came in it was 95-100 nothing they could have done about it. We plant and see things grow and we see things die to replace. Overall I still gave 5 stars
Smaller than anticipated
I know the name is munchkin however these are shipped way smaller than anticipated. Arrived maybe 3 inches wide and 2 inches high
Hello! Thank you for your feedback. Plant size varies widely depending on the variety that you purchase and the time of year. The important thing when it comes to purchasing plants, is that they have a full, robust root system, and that's what we prioritize in our growing. The more roots a plant has, the more energy it can put into growing once it is planted in your garden. Happy Gardening!
M.W. (North Carolina)
Arrived Healthy and Have Thrived
I needed the smaller hostas to file in a few spots in my garden and these worked perfectly! A dash of bright color to cheer up the two shadowy corners - and they are thriving. Makes me smile whenever I see them!
H.M. (New Jersey)
Cutest in the containers!
Brightness of the plant highlights in my shade garden!