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Phlox originally largely in North America although some species are from the North East of Asia. Compact and bushy, phlox has established itself as a traditional annual. Its' brightly coloured blooms are often found in flower beds and borders.
The blossoms come in a range of colours including white, pink, mauve and red. Most have a central eye in a contrasting colour. Pale green foliage is largely obscured by the profusion of flowers on typical phlox plants. Phlox blooms continuously from the middle of summer until early autumn
Cultivation of Phlox Plants
Sow Phlox seeds at the beginning of spring protected at a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius. Prick out the seeds into boxes of potting compost and harden off ahead of planting outdoors in late spring or early in the summer.
The site chosen for permanent planting should be and open and sunny position. Phlox plants do well in ordinary garden soil with adequate drainage.
Deadheading will help to maintain the profusion of flowers right through the flowering season.
Phlox Pests and Diseases
Phlox can be susceptible to mildew on the leaves and the stems and leaves of young plants can come under attack from slugs and snails.