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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DescriptionParaplu Pink Ink® rose of Sharon's (Hibiscus hybrid) flowers welcome summer in each year as its dark green foliage gets paired with bright flowers for a truly sunny display. These brilliant blooms of white with star-like pink eyes put on a show that beckons the attention of both pollinators and gardeners. While each flower only lasts one day (great things can't last forever), this rose of Sharon is a prolific bloomer and continues to push out fresh blooms for a flower-filled display all season. Paraplu Pink Ink® makes an excellent flowering hedge or specimen that will add long-lasting color to your landscape.DetailsBotanical name: Hibiscus syriacus'Minsywhi07' Common name: Rose of Sharon, althea, hibiscus Patent: pp#32,761 Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Full sun (6+ hours/day) Height x width: 5-8' tall x 4' wide Flower color: White with red and pink centers Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Proven winners, privacy & screening, heat tolerant, best for beginners, deer resistant Uses: Flower gardens, landscaping, specimen, flowering hedge, pollinator garden, cottage garden How To GrowSoil: Plant in any well-draining soil, high fertility is ideal. Light: Will perform best if planted in full sun. Water: Has average water needs, but will not tolerate sogginess. Space: 4-5 feet apart Fertilizing: Has rather high fertility needs. It is best to fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose or flowering shrub fertilizer. Winterizing :No special treatment is required. Maintenance: Rose of Sharon does not need regular pruning, but may be pruned or trimmed in early spring if desired. Note: rose of Sharon is late to leaf out in spring. That doesn't mean it's dead! Be patient.
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