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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DescriptionOne of our favorite perennials for non-stop summer blooms, Uptick™ Cream & Red tickseed (Coreopsis 'Balupteamed'), is everything you love about fan-favorite Uptick™ Gold & Bronze tickseed but with creamy yellow petals and dark red centers. While this perennial boasts a power-packed display, it requires little work to enjoy its long-lasting performance. Beginner friendly, disease-resistant, and easy to grow, we recommend this flower to any gardener seeking a cheery and floriferous plant with a sunny spot in their garden.DetailsBotanical name: Coreopsis 'Balupteamed' Patent #: USPP 28,866 Common name: Tickseed Zone: 5-9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 12-14" tall and wide Flower color: Yellow, red, Cream Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer Bloom time: Early summer, late summer Features: Rabbit resistant, proven winners, container plant, best for beginners Uses: Border plant, mass planting, container plantings, cut flower How To GrowSoil: Thrives in any well-drained soil. Light: Full sun Water: Low to moderate. Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established. Watering may be reduced after establishment. Spacing: 12-16 inches Fertilizing: Seldom needed. Apply a granular garden fertilizer in early spring if desired Winterizing: No special care is needed. Remove spent foliage in spring before new growth appears. Maintenance & Pruning: None required; you may shear back old blooms if you wish, but this is not necessary for continuous bloom.
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