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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DescriptionExceptional durability, no maintenance requirements, and stunning flower and foliage coloration make Storm Cloud bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana) the perfect storm. This native perennial from Proven Winners definitely earns a spot in your sunny garden. With rock-solid dependability, it is an excellent plant for beginning gardeners!
This plant will be a knockout in your garden, as well as your home. The near-black stems, silver leaves, and delicate blue flowers make it memorable in cut-flower arrangements. Add Storm Cloud bluestar to your flower, wildlife, or native plant gardens!DetailsBotanical name:Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud' Common name: Bluestar Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun), part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Soil type: All soils Soil moisture: Average to dry Height x width: 24-30" x 38-42" Flower color: Sky blue Foliage color: Black, silver, green Season of interest: Spring Bloom time: Late spring, early summer Features: Proven winners, heat tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant, best sellers, best for beginners, rain garden Uses: Edging, flower gardens, wildlife gardens, native plant gardens, landscaping
How To GrowSoil: Thrives nearly everywhere! Light: Sun to part-sun Water: Average moisture is sufficient; tolerates some dryness once established. Spacing: 2-3 feet Fertilizing: Not required. If more rapid growth is desired, apply a rose fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: Nothing special required. Maintenance & pruning: This is a low-maintenance perennial that requires no special treatment. If it is flopping or splaying or otherwise looking sloppy, that indicates that it needs more sun and/or less water.
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'Storm Cloud' Bluestar
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