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jennlamaye

My 5 yr old and I spend a lot of time outdoors in our garden oasis. I love flowers, cottage garden style! #GTseedfairy 💕USDA Zone 8b; Sunset Zone 7

Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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jennlamaye

#candystripephlox 💕 coming back from the dead 😁 #leaveitalone #NOTdead #justsleeping

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jennlamaye

#candystripe #phlox #seedsaving #jennseeds2018

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jennlamaye

Begin the phlox seed-starting process approximately eight weeks before the last frost date in your area. #sowindoors March 15th

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jennlamaye

Select a container to start your seeds. Choose a seed-raising tray with drainage holes in the bottom. Fill the container with moist potting soil to within 3/4 inch of the top. Lightly press down on the soil with your fingers so it sits firmly in the container. Sow the seeds. Place the seeds on the soil with a 1-inch distance between them. Sprinkle soil over the seeds. Aim for a planting depth of 1/8 inch.

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jennlamaye

Moisten the top layer of soil with warm water. Use a spray bottle to moisten the soil — this will keep the seeds intact and won't rinse them away. 7 Cover the container with a clear plastic bag to help the soil retain moisture. Seal the bag with an elastic band. Keep the plastic approximately 1 inch above the soil surface. Stick a plant name tag in the soil to help hold the plastic up.

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jennlamaye

Place the container in a dark, warm area of the house. Phlox seeds need a temperature of 65 F to germinate. Use a space heater for additional heat, or place a heating pad under the seed-raising container. Wait for the seeds to germinate. This can take anywhere from five to 10 days. Check the soil moisture regularly throughout the germinating period. Aim to keep the soil moist at all times.

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jennlamaye

Relocate the container to a bright area of the house. Remove the plastic from the container once the seeds start germinating. Place the container in a sunny window to expose the seedlings to at least 12 hours of light. Continue moistening the soil as needed.

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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jennlamaye

#phlox #seedsaving #excited #candystripe

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veepaisal

Nice! Can I ask how long can any flower seeds be kept for???

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jennlamaye

@veepaisal normally only viable for a year or so... but it all depends on the seeds. 😉

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jennlamaye

And darn it!! I missed this one. Bye bye seeds.

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jennlamaye

#phlox #candystripe

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Acetaker

Cool Colors❣😍

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jennlamaye

#moss #phlox #candy #stripe - I love this flower!! I need to figure out how to propagate it!

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columbiariver

Beautiful! These are really easy to split. I'd recommend doing it in autumn. You can lift the whole root out of the ground and divide and replant or you can go through the plant with a spade and break a piece off to plant elsewhere.

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jennlamaye

#moss #phlox #candy #stripe #perennial

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chelseaturtle

So cute! #wishlist

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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jennlamaye

#phlox

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franshinegee

I have this one, it's quite vigorous and easy to propogate. 😊

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jennlamaye

@franshinegee Reeeeeally?! Good to know!!

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jennlamaye

@franshinegee It's taking everything in my power not to chop up this poor little plant to propagate now...

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