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Phlox drummondii '21st Century' (Mix)

 

Drummond's Phlox '21st Century' (Mix)

Phlox Drummondii is an erect, bushy annual with heart shaped pale green foliage. It bears umbrella shaped flower heads of small flat white, yellow, red or violet flowers. The annuals are usually trouble free. '21st Century' is a commercial mix of annual phlox which produces flowers in bold colours such as red, white, purple, mauve and pink.

 
plant Features
  • Drummonds Phlox 21st Century (Mix) likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Drummonds Phlox 21st Century (Mix) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Drummonds Phlox 21st Century (Mix) is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Drummonds Phlox 21st Century (Mix) likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Drummond's Phlox '21st Century' (Mix)

Latin name

Phlox drummondii '21st Century' (Mix)

type

Half-Hardy Annual

family

Polemoniaceae

ph

5.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Drummonds Phlox 21st Century (Mix) likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Drummonds Phlox 21st Century (Mix) is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Drummonds Phlox 21st Century (Mix) likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Drummonds Phlox 21st Century (Mix) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Drummonds Phlox 21st Century (Mix) is 0.25meters x 0.25meters 0.25 M 0.25 M

Phlox drummondii '21st Century' (Mix)

Phlox Drummondii is an erect, bushy annual with heart shaped pale green foliage. It bears umbrella shaped flower heads of small flat white, yellow, red or violet flowers. The annuals are usually trouble free. '21st Century' is a commercial mix of annual phlox which produces flowers in bold colours such as red, white, purple, mauve and pink.


Plant container plants

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container plants in a sunny position.

 

Propagation by Root cutting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Carefully lift the plant out of the ground, do not to damage its roots. Rinse the roots in water to remove all soil. With a sharp knife, take off 5cm lengths of pencil thin roots. Fill pots with compost to which grit has been added, lay the cuttings, spaced out, on top. Cover with a thin layer of compost. Water well, label pots and place in a in a cold frame or somewhere cool indoors. Replant the parent plant.

 

Propagation by Division

From Mid Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Using a fork dig up the plant, try to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the centre with a sharp knife or a spade. Replant the plants to the same depth as the original and keep well watered until established.

 

Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Phlox have a long flowering season through Summer. Depending on the variety, they flower from early Summer right through to late Summer

 
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