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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DescriptionWedding Party® 'First Dance' Lenten rose (or Helleborus) is a harbinger of spring as one of the season's first flowers. Bright yellow flowers with maroon picotee edges dance above evergreen foliage in late winter or early spring. They bloom for up to 6 weeks, creating a memorable display that brightens your garden or cut flower arrangements.
The Wedding Party® of Lenten roses from Proven Winners is beloved for its double flowers, vigorous growth, and overall reliability. It's deer and rabbit resistant, salt-tolerant, and drought tolerant once established.
Caution: Lenten rose is toxic if ingested.DetailsBotanical name: Helleborus hybrid 'First Dance' Common name: Lenten rose, hellebore Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Shade (< 4 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 2' x 2' Flower color: Yellow and maroon Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Evergreen Bloom time: Early spring, midspring Features: Winter interest, rare & unusual, heat tolerant, evergreens, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, edging, border plant, cut flower garden, cottage gardening, massing, pollinator garden, woodland garden How To GrowSoil: Any well-draining soil will do. Light: Does best in part sun (4-6 hours sun) to shade (> 4 hours sun). Avoid too much sun, especially in hot and dry climates. Water: Average water needs - water regularly until established. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Spacing: 2 feet Fertilizing: Fertilize lightly in late winter or early spring as new growth emerges with a balanced fertilizer. Winterizing: Not much required. Cold zones should apply a thick layer of mulch around the plants in the fall for insulation in winter. Leave foliage standing until spring. Maintenance & pruning: Simply cut the foliage back in the spring. It may produce new seedlings in spring, so pull them as desired or transplant them to other areas of the garden. Spent flowers should be cut to promote foliage growth.