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Question about buying plants

When you buy the plants that are seperated in one shoot does the shoot grow into a huge plant or are you supposed to plant a lot together to get a nice plant. For example say i bought the seperated plants at walmart with one flower on each plant of six plants can i space them out in my garden or do i need to plant them pretty close together to get a cluster of flowers? I hope this makes sence.

Pansies, begonias

 
Kimkh

Asked by Kimkh at 1:57 PM on May. 16, 2011 in Home & Garden

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Answers (15)
  • If you buy a six pack they will eventually grow bigger and need some space. If you want to plant them close together I suggest doing a circle formation so each has room to grow out but the roots are more compact. In New England I plant them pretty close because by the time they mature and grow the season is over. If buy Perennials that will come back year after year I would be more apt to plant them as advised on the little tag or be prepared to transplant them in a year or two. I often find a good deal on a hanging plant and plop the whole thing in the ground so its full from the start, plant for plant it often costs less.
    hotelmom123

    Answer by hotelmom123 at 3:28 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • What kind of plants?
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:06 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Since one is an annual (pansies) it is a one shot deal - give them less space. The other is a perennial (begonia) give more space because it will come back next year.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 4:24 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • yes, close together.
    mrsary

    Answer by mrsary at 6:06 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • id give them space to grow
    ilovemyboys84

    Answer by ilovemyboys84 at 7:01 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • You can do things like make a border or put a row, but I wouldn't put them close together. Pansies, yeah, it would probably be ok to group them somewhat close, but begonias can spread on their own, and since they come back, they do get bigger.
    lovingmy4babies

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 7:49 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • I dont put them to close together
    DomsMama07

    Answer by DomsMama07 at 9:28 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • I wouldn't plant them too close together
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 9:45 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Annuals in six packs should be planted a minimum of 1 inch apart so they grow correctly.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:15 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • You can space them out.
    Samanthamommy

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 1:27 PM on May. 17, 2011

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