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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DescriptionPrimo® Pistachio Ambrosia coral bells (or Heuchera) instantly illuminates shade gardens with bright yellow-green foliage and scapes of delicate pink flowers. While chartreuse foliage plants are more susceptible to leaf burn in the sun, this improved cultivar from Proven Winners is more robust. Its durable foliage grows in a tidy, mounded habit that keeps its appeal from spring to fall. Grow it alongside hostas, astilbes, or other coral bells for a colorful landscape - even in the shade!
You might be surprised that coral bells are named after their dainty flowers, even though the real star of the show is their foliage. These semi-evergreen perennials come in nearly every color, which is why we offer over 20 types on our site. Each has a low-mounding habit that can easily nestle into shaded corners, containers, or even rock gardens. Since they're low maintenance, heat tolerant, and easy to grow, they're the perennial we recommend most to shade gardeners of any level. Details Botanical name: Heuchera 'Pistachio Ambrosia' Patent #: PPAF Common name: Coral bells Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 10-12" X 28-32" Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Lime green Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Midsummer Features: Rare & unusual, rabbit resistant, proven winners, native, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants. cold tolerant, best sellers, best for beginners, winter interest Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, small spaces, underplanting, woodland. How To GrowSoil: Good drainage is a must, especially in shaded areas. Light: Thrives in the shade and very colorful varieties will get better color in part sun. The color can wash out in full sun, and too much heat and light can cause the leaves to scorch. Water: Keep the soil evenly moist, but not consistently wet to prevent root rot. Spacing: 28 - 32" apart Fertilizing: An application of all-purpose garden fertilizer can be applied in spring. Winterizing: Mulch in a 2-3" layer around the base will prevent freezing and thawing that can heave the plant's roots. Maintenance & pruning: In spring, clean up old tattered leaves before new growth starts to emerge too robustly. Cut back the entire flower stalk after flowering to put the plant's energy into growing more leaves.
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Colorful Foliage for Shade Gardens
Don't waste another season on a dull shade garden! Whether they are the classic green and unique blues, or purples and red hues, these leaves will give at least three seasons of color in your garden.