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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DescriptionWith shiny red and burgundy foliage, Sunsparkler® 'Firecracker' Stonecrop (Sedum) ignites the landscape with warm colors. New foliage emerges as mint green, adding a refreshing contrast before turning red. You'll love how compact and dense it grows, with multiple branches growing from a single stem. Vivid pink flowers bloom in the summer, welcoming pollinators to the party.
This low-maintenance sedum is durable, drought-tolerant, and deer resistant. Let this ground cover do all the hard work, suppressing weeds as it spreads through the garden. Enjoy this sedum with a mix of other colorful sedums or drought-tolerant ornamental grasses. All you have to do is plant and enjoy!DetailsBotanical name:Sedum 'Firecracker' Patent #: USPP 26,595 Common name: SunSparkler® sedum, firecracker sedum, stonecrop Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 6" x 18" Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Burgundy-red Season of interest: Spring through fall Uses: Accent, container gardening, cottage gardening, massing, ornamental, small spaces, specimen How To GrowSoil: Average, dry to medium moisture, well-draining soils. It needs sharp soil drainage, so it grows well in sandy and gravelly soils. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Will lean toward the sun if grown in too much shade. Water: Dry to average moisture. It tolerates drought once established, but should receive some water when conditions are hot and dry. Spacing: 18 in. Fertilizing: Fertilizer isn't required when grown in rich soils, but a handful of all-purpose granular fertilizer can be applied in early spring if needed. Winterizing: Dried flower heads of many varieties remain attractive in winter, whether left standing in the garden or brought indoors. Small animals and bugs may take home in accumulated debris during cold weather. It doesn't need mulch in winter unless grown in harsh climates. Maintenance & pruning: Pinch back the tips of new spring growth for more compact plants. Stop fertilizing and water in the fall and winter. Throughout spring and summer, divisions and cuttings can easily root for new plants.
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Ground Covers for Suppressing Weeds
Fight plants with plants and transform your garden into a lush landscape in the process.
I am an experienced garden but I had 2 big hurdles when I planted these. First, the plants were very small and fragile and second, we had hot weather in this area when I planted. Although I diligently watered, the plants did not take.
Only 2 of 4 made it.
I called to let you know that one of my plants, was dead when it arrived. It is taking a long time to receive my new plant. However, one more died and two are doing well.
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