Plant Fill Properties





Distance from the ground to the bottom of the plant.

Max plants

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.

Min spacing

Minimum distance between each plant. This distance is based on the center of each plant, not the size.

Random seed

Plants are added to the fill area at random positions. By changing the random seed, you can change the placement pattern.

Total plants

Total 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 maximum number.

Space evenly

Place the plants in precise rows and columns instead of randomly.

Offset alternate rows

Offset every other row by the spacing distance, making a diamond pattern.

Line style

Appearance of the plant fill outline.


Separate all plants in the plant fill into separate objects, effectively replacing the plant fill with a selection of individual plants.

Edit points

Enable or disable point editing mode, which will allow you to modify the shape. See Editing Points for details.

Shape options

Save the current shape or load a new one. For more details, see Saving and Loading Shapes.




Current plant

The plant that is currently selected for editing. There are slots for 8 different plants.


Add the current plant to the plant fill.


Type of plant to use in the plant fill.

Ignore growth limits

Allow the plant to be enlarged past its maximum size.


Plant Details


Plant names

Common and botanical names of the plant. The common name is on the first line, and the botanical name is on the second.

To change one or both of these names, click the options button on the top-right of this property and enter the desired names.


Which seasonal variation of the plant you want to use. You can pick a specific season, or select Use global season to use the season currently specified in the environment settings. This property only applies to UltraRes Plants®.

Starting age

Current age of the plant, excluding any time added using the Plant Growth setting. The age of the plant determines its size.

Plant growth

Current Plant Growth setting.

Current age

Sum of the plant’s starting age and the current Plant Growth setting.

Mature age

Age at which the plant will reach its mature height.

Current height

Height of the plant at its current age.

Mature height

Height the plant will be when it reaches its mature age.

Planting zones

Recommended planting zones for the plant. To view a map of these zones, click Tools and Plant Hardiness Zones. Note: Plant hardiness zones do not apply to annuals.


Abbreviation of the plant’s name. 


Plant container size.


Symbol (Architect)


Use default symbol

Use the standard symbol or allow you to select from the symbol library. To toggle the default symbol, click the Use default symbol checkbox.


Symbol that is used when displaying the plant in the Plan view. Note: Before the symbol can be changed, uncheck Use default symbol.


Size of the symbol relative to the size of the plant. For example, if the scale is set to 50, then the symbol will be one-half of the plant’s size.


Transparency of the symbol. Set to 0 for a fully opaque symbol.

Symbol width

Current size of the symbol in the Plan view. The symbol size is a factor of the plant’s starting age and the symbol scale.

See also:

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