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Plant Fill Properties

The properties used to modify a plant fill are located to the right of the screen when your plant fill is selected. Only some of these properties can be adjusted right before adding the plant fill to your landscape, but all of the properties can be adjusted after it has been added. Below is a description of each available property in the order that they appear in the software.

Plant Properties

Options

Description

Max plants

The Max plants property determines the total number of plants that are added to the plant fill. The number of plants added to the plant fill may be less than the maximum amount depending on the size of the plant fill. To change the maximum plant number, move the Max plants slider or type a value in the text field.

Average spacing

The Average spacing property displays the average distance between each plant.

Random seed

The Random seed property determines the way that the plants are organized in the plant fill. To change the automatic plant organization, move the Random seed slider or type a value in the text field.

Total plants

The Total plants property displays the number of plants that have been added to the plant fill. The total amount of plants may be less than the Max plants property if the plant fill is too small to support the max plants amount.

Space evenly

The Space evenly property determines whether the plants in the Plant Fill appear naturally placed or are arranged in precise rows and columns. To toggle the placement of the plants, click the Space evenly checkbox.

Offset alternate rows

When the Space evenly property is enabled, this option offsets every other row by the spacing distance, making a diamond pattern.

Line style

The Line Style property determines the appearance of the outline of the plant fill. To change the line style, click the Line Style button and select the style you want to use from the dialog that appears.

Explode

The Explode property is used to separate each plant in the Plant Fill into plant objects, effectively replacing the Plant Fill with a selection of individual plants. To break the Plant Fill into separate plants, click the Explode button.

Edit points

Click the Edit points button to enable or disable point editing mode, which will allow you to modify the plant fill’s shape. See Editing Points for details.

Shape options

Click the Shape Options button to save the shape of the plant fill, or to load an existing shape. For more details, see Saving and Loading Shapes.

 

Plants

Description

Current plant

The Current plant property determines which plant you currently are able to edit. There are slots for 8 different plants; to change the current plant, click the drop-down menu and select the plant slot you would like to adjust.

Enabled

The Enabled property determines whether the current plant is added to the plant fill. To toggle the plant’s appearance in the plant fill, click the Enabled checkbox.

Plant

The Plant property determines the type of plant to use in the plant fill. To change the plant, click the picture that displays the current plant used.

Plant options

The appearance of the plant can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the plant’s picture.

Ignore growth limits

The Ignore growth limits property determines whether the plant can be enlarged past its maximum size. To toggle this size limitation, click the Ignore growth limits checkbox.

 

Information

Description

Plant names

The Plant names property displays the common name of the plant on the first line, and the botanical name of the plant on the second line. The botanical plant name is displayed in italics.

Starting age

The Starting age of the plant determines the current size of the plant. Note that the starting age does not include any age added through the Plant Growth setting. To change the plant’s starting age, move the Starting age slider or enter a value in the text field.

Plant growth

The Plant growth property displays the current Plant Growth setting.

Current age

The Current age property displays the sum of the plant’s starting age and the current Plant Growth setting.

Mature age

The Mature age property displays the age at which the plant will reach its mature height.

Current height

The Current height property displays the height of the plant at its current age.

Mature height

The Mature height property displays the height that the plant will reach when it reaches its mature age.

Planting zones

The Planting zones property displays the zones that the plant will thrive in. To view a map of these zones, click Tools and Plant Hardiness Zones.

 

Note: Plant hardiness zones do not apply to annuals.

 

See also:

Adding a Plant Fill
Adding a Plant Row
Adding a Plant
Searching for Plants
Selecting Objects
Setting Object Properties
Editing Objects
Editing Materials
Setting Plant Growth