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Phlox drummondii

Botanical Name: Phlox drummondii

Common Name(s): Annual phlox

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Description:

A very useful annual for bedding and containers. Flowers appear in clusters in various bright and pastel shades (but not orange or blue). ‘Twinkle Star’ cultivar has white-fringed, star-like flowers in many colours. You can sow seed throughout the year, but phlox prefer the cooler seasons. Sow in trays and cover seeds; they germinate at low temperatures (13°C is optimum). Space seedlings 200mm apart in well-drained, compost-enriched beds. Flowers should appear 12 weeks after sowing. Watch out for snails. Deadhead regularly.

Family: – Polemoniaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: FLOCKS dih-var-ih-KAY-tuh

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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Half Sun
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Moderate Watering

Common Pests and Diseases
Watch out for snails.
Flowers
Description:Flowers appear in clusters in various bright and pastel shades (but not orange or blue).Flowers should appear 12 weeks after sowing.
Foliage

Description: Foliage is coloured blue-green.

Origin
USA
Other Languages
Floks (A)
Seed Sowing Instructions
Sow in trays and cover seeds; they germinate at low temperatures (13°C is optimum).Space seedlings 200mm apart.
Size
Height: 15 cmSpread: 30 cm
Soil Conditions
These plants will do well in fertile and well-drained soil.
Uses in landscape design
A very useful annual for bedding and containers.
When to Sow
You can sow seeds throughout the year but bear in mind that Phlox prefer cooler season.
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