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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DescriptionA timeless addition to your shady flowerbeds, White bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba') has the same elegance and appeal as other varieties but with crisp white blooms. Heart-shaped flowers gracefully hang on arching stems in late spring, adding a bright and airy quality to typically dark woodland gardens. Its green foliage maintains its good looks all season long and forms a bushy mound that provides the perfect canvas for its blooms to pop.
Bleeding hearts are a classic perennial for a good reason! Not only are they reliable and easy to grow, but they're also typically avoided by deer and rabbits, making them an excellent choice for gardeners of any skill.DetailsBotanical name: Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' Common name: Bleeding heart, Old fashioned bleeding heart Zone: 3 – 9 Sun exposure: Part sun (4-6 hours sun) to shade (< 4 hours sun) Height x width: 3' x 3' Flower color: White Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Late spring through summer Bloom time: Late spring, early summer Features: Rabbit resistant, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, container planting, massing, ornamental, rock garden, edging, underplanting How To GrowSoil: Easily grown in humus-rich soil that is moist, but still well-draining. Light: Grows best in part sun (4-6 hours sun) but can handle full shade (< 4 hours sun). Will have fewer flowers when grown in shade, so part sun is recommended. Water: Thrives with average moisture. It prefers moist soils that do not dry out during summer, but does not tolerate wet soils in winter. Spacing: 2-3 ft. Fertilizing: It does not require fertilization in nutrient rich soils. However, if the soil is low in nutrients, apply a small amount of all-purpose garden fertilizer in the spring. Winterizing: Cut foliage back in the winter and apply a thin layer of mulch to insulate the roots. Maintenance & pruning: After the flowers fade, cut the flower stems back to keep the planting looking tidy and promote more blooms.
plant lasted 2 weeks and died. Fist plant from you that was not up to standards
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