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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DescriptionSet your landscape ablaze with the fiery, cherry-red, and pink hues of fast-growing Sedum rupestre 'Wildfire'. Instantly adding a splash of texture to your landscape, 'Wildfire' will surely turn heads with its brilliant color when planted in your perennial garden. This sedum ignites new life in your garden during late summer (a typically quiet time) when 100s of starry pink blooms signal fall's approach.
'Wildfire' forms a solid mat of fleshy foliage that develops its best color in full sun. Beyond that, this groundcover will spark and spread quickly in just about any soil or climate. Once planted, it is drought-resistant and virtually maintenance-free, so you can say goodbye to gardening hassles!DetailsBotanical name:Sedum rupestre 'Wildfire' Patent #: USPP 28,621 Common name: Stonecrop, SunSparkler sedum Zone: 4-9 Sun exposure: Sun Height x width: 6" x 18" Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Red, Pink Season of Interest: Summer-Fall Bloom time Late summer, fall Features: Best for beginners, winter interest, heat tolerant, ground covers, drought tolerant, container plants, cold tolerant Uses: Accent, container gardening, cottage gardening, massing, ornamental, small spaces, specimen How To GrowSoil: Needs well-draining soil. Thrives even in sandy to gravelly soils of moderate to low fertility. Light: Does best in full sun but appreciates some protection from harsh sun and heat exposure in very hot summer regions. Water: Medium to dry. Considered drought-tolerant once established. Overwatering will impair growth. Spacing: 1 - 2 ft. Fertilizing: On average, sedum seldom needed to be fertilized. A handful of all-purpose granular fertilizer sprinkled on the soil each spring is generally all that is needed for poorer soils. If growing in rich soil, it should only be fertilized every other year. Dry granular fertilizers must be watered into the soil. Winterizing: Does not need mulch in the winter. Remove the debris (such as the remains of showy sedums) from under and around your plants in the late fall and continue to remove any debris as it accumulates. Small animals and bugs may take home in accumulated debris during cold weather. Maintenance & Pruning: Can cut back in Autumn, after flowering. Divide in spring.