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For a mass of small flowers in summer that carpet areas with their stunning blooms, Phlox (Phlox drummondii) are the perfect choice to add colour to the garden. 


How to grow phlox in a garden

  1. Choose a spot in the garden that receives full sun.
  2. Prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  3. Sow seeds directly where they are to grow and lightly cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and water well.
  4. After sowing cover with a sheet of newspaper or cardboard to limit the light to the seeds.
  5. Water gently and keep moist through germination period. After germination remove newspaper or cardboard.
  6. Once seedlings are approximately 5 cm, mulch with organic mulch, such as bark chips, sugar cane or pea straw.
  7. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

     
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How to grow phlox in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200 mm wide and deep. Position in full sun.
  2. Fill the chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. 
  3. Plant directly into the pot by pressing the seeds lightly into the surface of the pot. Lightly cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix.
  4. After sowing cover with a sheet of newspaper or cardboard to limit the light to the seeds.
  5. Water gently and keep moist through germination period. After germination remove newspaper or cardboard.
  6. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

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Growing tips

  • Water at the base of the plant to avoid disease.
  • Remove spent flower clusters regularly to promote new blooms.
  • Phlox don’t transplant well so choose the growing position carefully.
  • Phlox have shallow root systems and appreciate a light covering of mulch to prevent the roots drying out quickly especially on the hot summer days.

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