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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DescriptionLate spring welcomes an abundance of flowers, but none of them are quite as unique as the new 'Stand by Me Lavender' bush clematis from Proven Winners. Bell-shaped, lavender flowers bloom facing downwards with curved and ruffled petals. It continuously blooms through the summer, attracting bees and butterflies to linger in your garden. The flowers are followed by feathery seed heads, which might be as lovely as the blooms!
So, what is a bush clematis? Rather than growing as a vine, bush clematis are herbaceous perennials with an upright habit, though they require cages or stakes to stay standing. 'Stand by Me Lavender' is easy to grow and low maintenance, requiring no pruning or deadheading through the season. To top it off, it's deer and rabbit resistant, which means you really can just plant it and enjoy!DetailsBotanical name: Clematis 'Stand by Me Lavender' Patent #: PP34275 Common name: Bush clematis, perennial clematis Zone: 3 – 7 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 34-38″ x 24-36″ Flower color: Purple Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Late spring to midsummer Bloom time: Late spring, early summer, midsummer Features: Rabbit & deer resistant, proven winners, cold tolerant, rare & unusual Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, cottage gardening, cut flower, specimen, pollinator garden, eclectic garden How To GrowSoil: Grows best in average, well-draining soil. It prefers a slightly alkaline pH, so provide lime if your soil is acidic. Light: Part sun (4-6 hours direct sunlight) to sun (6+ hours sunlight). If grown in sun, ensure the base of the plant is shaded by planting something in front of it. Water: Likes soil consistently moist. Adding mulch can help retain soil moisture. Spacing: 24-36 inches Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy new growth. Winterizing: No specific care is needed. Leave standing through winter and cut back in early spring before new growth emerges. Maintenance & pruning: No deadheading is required unless you don’t like the appearance of spent blooms. If left on, they provide winter interest to the garden.
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The Stand by Me Clematis arrived in beautiful shape. The soil was still moist and the plant was large for mail order. Growing conditions were not ideal this year since Spring was unusually hot and dry here. Even with these less than ideal conditions my plant has strived. Will definitely order from Great Garden Plants again.
j.s. (Rhode Island)
Stand by me
This arrived well packaged and in perfect condition. I’ve planted it in a container and it’s establishing nicely. I can’t wait to see it flower
'Stand by Me Lavender' Bush Clematis
m.m. (District of Columbia)
Stand by me clematis
Hello! The plant is alive still but not growing or anything,
Hello, we are sorry to hear that your Clematis doesn't seem to be growing. If you would like one of our horticulture experts to take a look at what might be going on, send us an email with a picture to email@example.com. Happy Gardening!