The annual Phlox or Drummond's Phlox are wonderful in containers and great for borders or in a mix with other flowers.
Drummond's Phlox mix colors include: red, violet, white, pink, and yellow.
The plants bloom through the summer months, up until late fall.
The beautiful cut flowers last a long time in a vase.
Phlox will attract butterflies, honeybees & hummingbirds to your garden.
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 10 inches (25cm)
Bloom Season: Early summer to early fall
Bloom Color: Mix
Light Preferences: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, sandy, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Temperature: 65 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/16 inch
Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep soil moist during germination
Plant Spacing: 10 inches (25cm)
- ✅ Sow phlox seed indoors 8 weeks before the last average frost.
- ✅ Sow seed 1/8 inch deep in seed starting formula.
- ✅ Keep the soil evenly moist.
- ✅ Seedlings emerge in 11-21 days at 60-70°F.
- ✅ As soon as seedlings emerge, move them on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller.
- ✅ Before transplanting seedlings in the garden need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.
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I have not planted them yet but expect they will be beautiful.
This is my favorite garden flower and am hoping to get more colors. So far, the roots have not sprouted above ground, but I live in hope.
Sprouted very well waiting to see how they grow.
They did germinate but took a very long time.
I put seeds in peat cups and put them in my greenhouse and they germinated in 7 days. I am very pleased with the seeds.