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Phlox

 

Phlox

Phlox may be annuals or perennials, mat-forming or erect. All have abundant, colourful flowers, each has a tube opening into five petals and often with a contrasting colour at the throat. Some border perennials are vulnerable to mildew. The annuals are usually trouble free.

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plant Features
  • Phlox likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Phlox likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Phlox is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Phlox likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Phlox

Latin name

Phlox

type

Herbacious Annual or perennial

family

Polemoniaceae

ph

5.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Phlox likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Phlox is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Phlox likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Phlox likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Phlox is 0.90meters x 1.00meters 0.90 M 1.00 M

Phlox

Phlox may be annuals or perennials, mat-forming or erect. All have abundant, colourful flowers, each has a tube opening into five petals and often with a contrasting colour at the throat. Some border perennials are vulnerable to mildew. The annuals are usually trouble free.


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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