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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DescriptionShadowland® 'Coast to Coast' hosta (Hosta hybrid ) brightens up your shaded or woodland gardens in an instant. Thick, puckered, gold leaves with wavy edges bring texture and color to borders or mixed flower beds. Forming a giant, substantial clump of foliage, this hosta makes an impact wherever you plant it, especially when it's topped with hosta's signature frosty purple blooms.DetailsBotanical name: Hosta Shadowland® 'Coast to Coast Patent: PP26,469 Common name: Hosta Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (<4 hrs/day), part shade (4-6 hrs/day) Height x width: 30" X 36" Flower color: Purple Foliage color: Yellow green Season of interest: Mid summer Bloom time: Midsummer Features: Rain gardens, Proven Winners, heat tolerant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, container gardener, edging, foundation planting, ground cover, massing, ornamental, specimen, under planting, woodland How To GrowSoil: Performs well in average to fertile soil. Light: Thrives in part to full shade. Water: Has average water needs, and once established plants have some tolerance for dry shade (particularly plants with thick leaves). In general though, soils should never be allowed to dry out. Spacing: 3 feet apart Fertilizing: In spring a light fertilizer can be applied around the emerging plant, but not touching it. Winterizing: Foliage should be left standing in fall, this will help protect the crown. If desired a layer of mulch can be applied in a 2" layer very near the base. Maintenance & pruning: Groom plants by removing yellow or dead leaves and cut flower spikes back as they finish blooming in summer.
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Hostas are known for commanding attention in the shade garden. Learn how to grow hostas, transplanting hostas, when they bloom, why your hosta is turning brown, and more to grow them like a pro.
I bought 4 of these guys and planted them in a mostly shady spot. It has been a hot summer so I immediately put up a temporary shade to protect them from some afternoon sun. They are hanging in there, but not thriving. I'm hoping they will take off in the fall.
Happy to have added these to my garden. They arrived beautiful and healthy. They are doing great.
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This was the best plant wrapping I have ever received. The plants were healthy and beautiful. I will definitely order from this site again. You can’t go wrong.
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They are all settled in separate garden areas. Because we are at the season’s end I will look forward to next years blooms.