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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DescriptionThis short and stout stonecrop (or Sedum) was made for the front of your garden beds! Rock 'N Round® 'Bright Idea' stonecrop has a neat, rounded habit that only reaches 10-12 inches tall. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in personality. Bright red stems provide contrast to the green, serrated leaves. In late summer, clusters of bright yellow, star-shaped flowers bloom before fading to attractive seedheads. Flowers attract pollinators, and seedheads are a magnet for birds in fall and winter.
Stonecrops are remarkably drought and heat-tolerant perennials, and Rock 'N Round® 'Bright Idea' is no exception. It's tough as nails, growing well in problematic sites. For the darkest foliage, make sure you plant it in full sun (even in hot zones) and watch it thrive!DetailsBotanical name: Sedum x ‘Bright Idea’ Patent #: PP34396 Common name: Stonecrop Zone: 3 – 9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 10-12″ x 16-20″ Flower color: Yellow Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer and fall Bloom time: Early summer, midsummer Features: Heat tolerant, dry soils, drought tolerant, rabbit resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, container gardening, cottage gardening, massing, small spaces, specimen, pollinator gardens How To GrowSoil: Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Performs well in sandy to gravelly soils of moderate to low fertility. Light: Does best in full sun, but appreciates some afternoon shade in harsh sun and heat exposure in very hot summer regions. Water: Requires medium to dry conditions, and is drought-tolerant once established. Will not tolerate over-watering. Spacing: 1 to 2 feet apart Fertilizing: Does not commonly need fertilizer. Winterizing: Does not need mulch in the winter. Foliage can be left standing if desired. Maintenance & Pruning: Clear old foliage away from new growth in spring. Can be deadheaded in late summer or early fall.