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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DescriptionWhile we love all lungwort varieties, 'Shrimp on the Barbie' lungwort (Pulmonaria) has a special place in our hearts (and garden). Silver polka-dotted foliage is paired with unique shrimp pink flowers for a fun combination that departs from the classic cool hues of our other lungwort varieties. Lungwort makes an excellent ground cover for shady gardens and remains attractive all season long and beyond, thanks to its semi-evergreen foliage. It's a great option for underneath trees or for lining pathways. Resistant to deer and easy to care for, this eye-catching perennial is a perfect choice for gardeners of any skill.DetailsBotanical name: Pulmonaria 'Shrimps in the Barbie' Common name: Lungwort, Bethlehem Sage Zone: 4-9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 10″ x 12-24″ Flower color: Pink, Coral Foliage color: Green with silver spots Season of interest: Spring through fall Bloom time: Spring Features: Rabbit resistant, heat tolerant, ground cover, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, container gardening, cottage gardening, massing, ornamental, specimen, woodland How To GrowSoil: Prefers cool, organically rich soils that are kept consistently moist. Light: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Foliage may scorch if grown in too much sun. Although plants tolerate light morning sun, they need afternoon shade. Water: Average. Don’t allow the soils to dry out. Spacing: 18 – 24 inches Fertilizing: Fertilizing is not required unless the soil is lacking nutrients. If needed, spread compost manure as soon as flowering is complete. Winterizing: Allow the plant to die back in the winter and trim the dead foliage in spring. Maintenance & pruning: Try to keep these plants in an open, airy position with no night time or overhead watering to minimize mildew risk. Remove flower stems immediately after bloom. Plants can be cut back hard immediately after blooming to rejuvenate the leaves, which will then remain attractive all season. Foliage is evergreen in mild climates.