Plum Pretty Phlox Mix
Spring Planting: we begin shipping in late April through May beginning with the warmest hardiness zones, so you receive your products at the proper time for planting.
Phlox paniculata. Fragrant, hydrangea-like flower heads are simply spectacular. Here we combine bright-white 'Europa' with dark, royal-purple 'Nicky'. Height 24-36". No. 1 root.
Sold as: Pkg of 3
Planting Perennial Roots:
It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more than a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself.
If roots appear dry it is helpful to soak them in warm water for a few hours to overnight before planting.Set the plants 12"-15" apart with growing tips 1" below soil surface.
They need full sun and organically enriched soil and benefit greatly from monthly fertilizing. They will form sizable clumps which can be divided every 3 years.Cut off spent flowers to extend the bloom time. Water during dry periods. Taller varieties may need staking.
To prevent powdery mildew, provide good air circulation, keep plants healthy, and use wettable sulfur at the first sign of infection.