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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DescriptionAre you looking for a plant to make a bold statement in a pollinator garden? Look no further than ‘Pink Chenille’ Monarda. Standing over two feet tall at maturity, this tough perennial does great in a range of soils and won’t fail to impress with florescent pink show of flowers with lighter interiors. ‘Pink Chenille’ with its sturdy stems would do great as some middle-height color in a border or planting en masse for a deer resistant pollinator paradise. No matter how you use it, this Bee Balm will always show up with an impressive flower display every summer!
As a North American native, bee balm is a durable perennial that multiplies well in moist soil and full sun. While they typically bloom in the summer heat, their sturdy stems will keep the flowers upright and shining. Their fragrant, colorful blooms attract all sorts of pollinators to the garden, but mint-like foliage deters deer and other pests. The Upscale™ series from Proven Winners is taller than other bee balms, making them best suited for a tall border, the middle of beds, or mass plantings.DetailsBotanical name:Monarda 'Pink Chenille' Patent #: PPAF Common name: Bee balm, horsemint Zone: 4 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun, Part sun Height x width: 20-22" tall X 18-22" wide Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Bloom time: Summer Features: Wet soils, space savers, rain gardens, rabbit & deer resistant, proven winners, native, heat tolerant, fragrant, cold tolerant Uses: Accent, container gardening, edging, erosion control or embankment, ground cover, massing, rain garden, rock garden, under planting, waterside How To GrowSoil: Easily grown in any soil; readily tolerates wet soils. Soil pH not crucial. Light: Full sun to partial sun Water: Average to abundant, depending on weather. Established plants can tolerate dry conditions. Spacing: Space at least 24-28" from other plants; good air circulation encourages healthy, vigorous growth. Fertilizing: Little needed. If desired, apply a granular garden fertilizer in early spring, just as the soil begins to thaw. Winterizing: No special care needed. Any old stems that persist after winter can be cut back in spring. Maintenance & pruning: Remove spent blooms for better performance and looks. While not imperative, it results in a neater, showier plant.