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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DescriptionLight pink flowers with dark purple throats make 'Sugar Plum' foxglove (or Digitalis) eye-catching in the landscape, for gardeners and pollinators! They float high above the foliage (up to 3.5 feet tall) on robust stems that sway in the breeze. It blooms prolifically in early summer with dozens of flowers closely packed on the stems. The spires of flowers are excellent for cut arrangements, or they can be left in the garden to self-seed for years to come.
Foxgloves are long-blooming perennials with specialized flowers designed perfectly for pollinators. The bell-shaped blooms have small spots on their lower lip, guiding pollinators straight to their pollen and nectar. It serves as a landing strip for bees, who are the perfect size to crawl into the flowers. But don't be surprised when you see hummingbirds and butterflies visiting the flowers as well! While it has always been a staple in cottage, pollinator, and cut flower gardens, it recently resurged in popularity among home gardeners (and for a good reason). This perennial is deer and rabbit-resistant, container-friendly, low-maintenance, and easy to grow, making it easy to love.
This foxglove is a short-lived biennial, meaning it only lives for two years. It only produces foliage in its first year, then blooms in the second year. Continuously grow them by allowing the plants to self-seed. Caution: they are highly toxic if ingested by humans or animals. Details Botanical name: Digitalis purpurea 'Sugar Plum' Common name: Foxglove Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 3.5' x 2' Flower color: Shades of pink Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Rabbit resistant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Accent, background, border, cottage gardening, naturalizing, specimen, wildflower How To Grow Soil: Prefers average to sandy soil. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Water: After establishment, water occasionally during the hot season. Spacing: 18-24 inches Fertilizing: Lightly fertilize in the spring. Maintenance & pruning: Cutting and creating cut flower bouquets helps to encourage a second flush of blooms. Once a week, deadhead or pinch flowers to tidy up your perennial bed.