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 clusters of flowers with light purple petals and dark purple veins, 'Valencia' Lily-of-the-Nile (or Agapanthus ) is sure to be a prized specimen in your garden. This perennial delivers on summer interest and interesting garden texture with slender, sword-shaped foliage forming a mound and long dark scapes reaching over two feet tall. It's a great addition to pollinator or cut flower gardens, with long-lasting blooms in the landscape and vases. Heat tolerant, deer resistant, and pollinator-friendly, plant in masses or as a specimen for funky flowers.
Lily of the Nile, famous for their multiple funnel-shaped flowers, will grace your summer garden with their quirky clusters of blooms. Visually similar habit to Allium, these heat-loving perennials send up tall clusters of flowers out of the dense strappy foliage. It's evergreen in warmer climates, and though it disappears over winter in zones 7, it will re-emerge in spring for another season of flowers. Although drought tolerant once established, these South African natives will enjoy any well-drained soil and moderate moisture. Details Botanical name: Agapanthus 'Valencia' Common name: Lily of the Nile Zone: 7 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 2.5’ tall and 20” wide Flower color: Light Purple Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer, fall Features: Rare & unusual, low flammability, heat tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Edging, Flower gardens, Wildlife gardens, Native plant gardens, Cut flowers How To Grow Soil: Any well-drained soil will do. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Water: Average moisture; tolerates drought once established. Do not overwater. Spacing: 2-3 feet Fertilizing: Not required. If more rapid growth is desired, apply a rose fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: ‘Valencia’ foliage will stay evergreen in warm climates. In colder zones, Agapanthus can be overwintered in containers sheltered in a cool spot indoors. Maintenance & pruning: Little needed. Cut flowers as desired for arrangements. If any dried portions of the plant remain in early spring, remove them before new growth begins.
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