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Plant Fill Properties

Plant Options and Plant Information



Max plants

Maximum number of plants to be added. The total number of plants that will actually be added may be less depending on the size of the fill area.

Random seed

Plants are placed randomly. Change this number to randomize the plant placement pattern.

Total plants

The number of plants actually added. This will be less than the maximum specified above if the fill area is too small.

Average spacing

Average distance between each plant.

Line style

Click to edit the line style of the outline.

Edit points

Click to edit the points that define the fill area's outline.

Shape options

Click to save the current shape or load a new one.

Current plant

Select which plant you want to edit. You can have up to 8 types of plants per Plant Fill object.


Check this option to enable the selected plant. Only enabled plants will be added to the fill area.


Plant model or picture. Click to select a different plant.

Plant options

When a plant model is selected, click the options button to edit the plant's materials. When a plant picture is selected, click the options button to edit the color and brightness.


You will also have the option of editing the picture using the Realtime Picture Editor.

Ignore growth limits

Check this option if you want to make the plant larger than it normally would be. Uncheck this option to restrict the size of the plant based on its mature height.


The plant's common name appears on the first line. The botanical name appears on the second line in italics.

Starting age

Starting age of the plant, in years. This is the age of the plant excluding any time added by the Plant Growth setting.

Plant growth

The current Plant Growth setting.

Current age

The current age of the plant, in years. This is the sum of the starting age and any time added by the current Plant Growth setting.

Mature age

This is the age at which the plant reaches its mature height.

Current height

The plant's current height.

Mature height

The plant's approximate mature height.

Planting zones

The hardiness zones where the plant is most likely to grow. Click Tools > Plant Hardiness Zones to display the zone maps.


Note: Hardiness zones do not apply to annuals. In this case, the planting zones will display "all".

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

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