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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DescriptionVariegated bishop's weed (Aegopodium podagraria) is the perfect addition to your garden if you want a fast-growing ground cover that transforms your space. The variegated foliage is bound to catch your attention by adding light green and white colors to sunny or shady areas. In the summer, white flowers resemble Queen Anne's lace, reaching heights up to 14" tall.
Did we mention how low maintenance it is? It's highly adaptable and succeeds in nearly all soil, even through periods of drought. Fill those tough-to-grow spaces, whether it's in dense shade, between pavement, or on a slope. Don't worry about weeding so much, as the dense foliage serves as a weed-suppressing carpet in your garden! All you have to do is plant and enjoy.
Since it grows so vigorously, variegated bishop's weed is considered an invasive plant. The best way to keep it under control is by growing it between pavement or in containers. Flower stems can also be cut before the seeds set to reduce the spread.DetailsBotanical name:Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum' Common name: Bishop's weed, goutweed, ground elder, gout wort, snow-in-the-mountain Zone: 3-9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun), part-sun (4-6 hours sun), shade (< 4 hours sun) Height x width: 6-14" X 18" Flower color: White Foliage color: Variegated with light green and white Season of interest: Early summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Wet soils, suitable for slopes, low flammability, heat tolerant, ground covers, dry soils, deed resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Container gardening, edging, erosion control, ground cover, slopes, massing, naturalizing, waterside, woodland How To GrowSoil: Adaptable to nearly any soil type. Light: Grows happily in sun, part-sun, or shade. Water: Easily grown in dry, average, or wet soils. Spacing: Plant 12- 18 inches apart. They will quickly grow and fill the space in-between. Fertilizing: Fertilizing is not required unless your plant shows signs of nutrient deficiency, like yellowing leaves. Winterizing: No specific care is needed. Maintenance & pruning: Remove old foliage in the spring. If the foliage is sparse, plants may be mowed to stimulate new growth. Flowers can be cut at the end of blooming to reduce seed spread.