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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DescriptionPaint the Town 'Red' dianthus (Dianthus hybrid) brightens up the garden, even in the heat! Its heat tolerance makes it special, but its flower power is what really makes this plant a must-have for your garden. Deep magenta red flowers cover the plant's blue-green foliage creating a colorful carpet of non-stop blooms. Its spicy-sweet fragrance attracts pollinators but deters deer. Add its low maintenance nature and drought tolerance into the mix, and you've got yourself one tough perennial.
These dianthus are ideal additions to rock gardens, flower gardens, and landscaping, and their neat evergreen foliage is very nice along the edge of a path or garden bed. It's truly a high-performance plant in both cold and hot climates.DetailsBotanical name:Dianthus x ' Paint the Town Red' Common name: Dianthus, pinks, carnation Patient: USPPAF Zone: 4 – 9 Sun exposure: Part sun (4-6 hours/day) to full sun (6+ hours/day) Height x width: 6-8″ X 12-14″ Flower color: Reddish Magenta Foliage color: Blue-green Season of interest: Late spring-early summer Uses: Alpine and rock, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden, Slopes, Small spaces, Under plantingHow To GrowSoil: Dianthus aren't particularly fussy about soil, though they do require good drainage. Light: Full sun is preferred; can grow in part shade, though the blooms will not be as prolific. Water: Average water needs. Drought tolerant once established, but should be watered regularly during periods of hot, dry weather. Spacing: 12 inches Fertilizing: Nothing special required; one application of garden fertilizer in early spring is sufficient. Winterizing: Remove all the dead and fallen plant matter to prevent the risk of rot or damage. Evergreen perennial may look a bit tatty coming out of harsh winters, but will recover as spring begins. Maintenance & pruning: Little to no pruning or maintenance needed. Though deadheading is not required, it will encourage additional flower production. Cut blooms as desired to use in arrangements.
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A.S. (Rhode Island)
Nice cute flowers though not very densely populated as depicted in the pic
Was really impressed with the way our plants were shipped. Each plant is doing well.