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 compact PowWow® White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is packed with large, cool white flowers. It may be small, but it sure is mighty, with more prolific blooms than the rest! Waves of crisp white flowers will flood your garden from early summer until frost. Flowers are fade-proof, making it a splendid addition to cut flower arrangements.
This native perennial is adaptable to nearly any sunny environment, even through heat, humidity, cold, and drought. Strong stems make for a durable plant. Plus, it's low maintenance, requiring no deadheading or pruning!DetailsBotanical name:Echinacea purpurea 'PAS702918' Common name: Coneflower Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun Height x width: 16-24" tall X 16" wide Flower color: White Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer to fall Bloom time: Midsummer, late summer Features: Native, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Border, cottage gardening, massing, naturalizing, specimen, wildflower How To GrowSoil: Average to sandy soil. Coneflowers do best in soil that is high in organic matter and well-drained. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun). They will tolerate partial sun (4-6 hours sun), but plants may flop or strain to reach the sun. Water: Average water needs. Water regularly the first season to encourage root growth. Coneflowers are drought-tolerant, and though they do handle heat very well once established, they appreciate regular watering. Spacing: 15 - 18 inches Fertilizing: Over-fertilizing will cause spindly growth, keep Echinacea on a lean diet, fertilize once in the spring with an organic fertilizer. Winterizing: Avoid damp spots and heavy mulching over crowns in winter. Winter moisture can cause fungus or rot. Leave the foliage standing for winter and trim back or remove spent foliage in early spring before new growth emerges. Maintenance & pruning: Once planted, they are best left alone. After the first year, you can deadhead throughout the growing season, allowing the plant to flower in the fall. However, deadheading is not necessary.
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