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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DescriptionFor masses of fiery flowers late in the season, add 'Prairie Glow' brown-eyed Susan (or Rudbeckia) to your mixed beds and borders. Orange, red, and yellow flowers bloom from mid-summer to frost on sturdy stems. They're incredibly long-lasting, blooming from midsummer until frost. Bees and butterflies enjoy the blooms, and once they fade, birds frequently visit any seed heads left standing.
As a native perennial, 'Prairie Glow' brown-eyed Susan is easy to grow, heat tolerant, and drought tolerant. It's perfectly suited for cottage gardens, cut flower gardens, and prairies. Since it's deer and disease-resistant, you can count on beautiful blooms every year! DetailsBotanical name:Rudbeckia triloba 'Prairie Glow' Common name: Brown-eyed Susan Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 3 - 4' x 1 - 2' Flower color: Golden yellow, orange, and red Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Mid summer through fall Bloom time Summer, fall Features: Rabbit resistant, natove, heat tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Background, border, cottage gardening, foundation planting, massing, naturalizing, specimenHow To GrowSoil: Average, dry to medium, well-draining soil Light: Tolerates light shade, but best in full sun. Water: Water regularly until established. Once established, it does tolerate mild drought. Spacing: 1 - 2 ft. Fertilizing: Go easy on the fertilizer. Too much will result in weak stems and plants. A side dressing of compost should be all they'll need. Winterizing: You can let the last flowers of the season remain on the plants to go to seed and feed the birds. Maintenance & pruning: Deadhead to prolong bloom. Divide when clumps become overcrowded. Rudbeckias don't generally die out in the center and don't require frequent division.
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It did not make it. I think it would better to grow from seed.
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