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Phlox Plants

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With so many flowers Phlox are renowned for attracting many bees and butterflies throughout the summer.

Phlox plants originate from North America. These popular Garden Phlox plants vary in size from the tall paniculata phlox to ground covering subulata types.

Tall phlox panniculata are tall enough to be planted into the middle or back row of a bed of mixed perennials where as the phlox subulata is pefect as a useful ground cover.

Planting Phlox Paniculata

Phlox paniculata are very rewarding plants for the border. They bloom abundantly and most of them are fragrant, attracting butterflies, bees and many useful nectar loving insects to your garden.

Plant them in a sunny or partially sunny location, approx 1ft apart.Prepare a well-drained planting site by removing large clumps and stones, mix the top Soil with some potting compost. Plant them in the prepared planting site.

plants can be lifted and divided in the spring and autumn. Removal of fading flowerheads and pruning until mid-summer will produce more stems and a later blooming plant.

Do not water Phlox at night as this can cause powdery mildew when the plants are left damp and in the Shade, watering is best done in the morning to allow foliage sufficient time to dry out before nightfall. Water the Soil rather than the foliage. Spray plants with an anti fungis spray every few weeks.

In autumn cut the plant down to ground level, do not compost the foliage and stems that you have removed as they will most likely be full of mildew spores.Fertilise with a water soluble fertiliser. During early spring add a top dressing of organic fertiliser .

Divide the plants in spring or autumn every 3-4 years, simply dig up a chunk of the root and replant the young Healthy looking sprouts. Discard any old brown centre parts of the old plant.

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