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® 'Wheee!' Hosta is the 2021 Proven Winners Hosta of the Year for its playful ruffled foliage and garden charm! Large leaves are dark green with creamy white variegation along the edges. As it ages and the leaves thicken, the ruffles become even more pronounced. This hosta will look lively and energetic in your garden from spring through fall.
Hostas are incredibly easy to grow and maintain, even in city environments. The deeply corrugated leaves are highly resistant to slugs. It grows well in containers or garden beds. Find a shady, moist corner of your garden and watch it thrive!DetailsBotanical name:Hosta Shadowland® 'Wheee!' Patent: PP23,565 Common name: Hosta Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (4 hrs/day), part shade (4-6 hrs/day) Height x width: 11-18" x 28-30" Flower color: Lavender Foliage color: Variegated leaves 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, massing, specimen, 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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I heard about this plant watching a YouTube video and I thought it was so unique I had to buy it. Just wish I planted it in a better area when I first got it.
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I got Shadowland Wheee, last year. The plant was in great shape when received and never missed a step after going into my garden. It is coming up nicely this spring.
Hi Rosie! We're glad to hear your hosta is doing well. Thank you for taking them time to leave us feedback. Happy Gardening!
While customer service was great, the second Whee Hosta arrived in intensive care! Only time will tell. All the leaves dropped immediately. I have one tiny new leave starting.
I'm so sorry to hear that your replacement plant did not arrive in acceptable condition! It looks like the last time we heard from you was in early July. Please send us an email at email@example.com so we can look into this for you. We look forward to hearing from you!