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Any gardener will be happy to grow these plants, because they can decorate a house and a plot, and the pleasant and delicate aroma of its flowers will fill the air with its fragrance. Most often, gardeners grow a paniculate phlox variety, which in turn has several hybrid types.
- Planting and caring for phlox
- Phlox classification
Planting and caring for phlox
The process of caring for these flowers is not difficult and difficult, you just need to adhere to some rules and tips. It must be borne in mind that this plant is very fond of an abundance of light, therefore, before planting, you need to think carefully with which flowers it will coexist.
Direct sunlight can have a detrimental effect on phlox; in some, with strong exposure to the sun, even leaves are burned out.
The best location for them will be the shady side of your site and the neighborhood with low shrubs and trees. Also, an important factor is the protection of these flowers from strong winds. In winter, it is necessary that the snow that falls well covers the roots of plants and is not scattered by gusts of wind, it will save phloxes from freezing and death. It is forbidden to use the northern part of your land plot for planting and growing phlox, they simply will not survive on it.
When is the best time to plant phlox
The most favorable time for this is spring or early autumn. In the first option, it is better to plant phlox in May. Many people prefer to plant these plants in spring in order to enjoy their beautiful flowering and pleasant aroma in the summer. Moreover, at this time of year, it is more likely that the flowers will take root without problems. If you plant them in the fall, then there is a possibility that some of the plants, due to weak roots, simply will not be able to endure the winter. If, nevertheless, you are going to plant phlox in the fall, then it is best to do this in the first part of September, before the onset of severe cold weather. In this case, they will be able to have time to settle down in a new place, get stronger and prepare for wintering.
How to care for phlox
This plant is very fond of the abundance of moisture. Care should be taken to ensure that the soil does not dry out. To reduce the dryness of the soil and help it retain moisture longer, you can go for a little trick. Mowed grass is laid out around the flower (it is necessary to exclude the ingress of weeds and pests) or dry sawdust. In the spring, the soil is fertilized with mixtures with a nitrogen content, and at the beginning of summer and in autumn, potassium-phosphorus fertilizers are used.
How far and how to plant phlox
It is best when planting high varieties of phlox to maintain a distance of about 60-70 cm between them, and lower species of this plant can be planted 30-40 cm from each other. If they are placed too close, then all the beauty of these flowers will simply lose their charm. The holes should be made slightly larger than the phlox root lock, deepening it into the soil about 5 cm from the top level.
Before planting, it is necessary to add the required amount of fertilizer to the pits and pour cold water.
After the moisture is completely absorbed into the ground, you can place the root lock in the hole and sprinkle it with a small amount of earth, which is then well crushed. Having planted a plant in a new place, it must be watered abundantly. With good and proper care, these gorgeous flowers will delight their owners for about 7 years.
This plant first gained its popularity in the middle of the 17th century in European countries. In our time, a huge number of the most diverse breeds of phlox have been created. To date, their number has exceeded 1,500 varieties and more than 60 species. The types of these plants are divided into several groups.
This type of plant begins to bloom earlier than all its other counterparts. Most often, gardeners grow on their site one of the most common types of it - subulate phlox (it got its name from subulate leaves). It blooms in mid-May, delighting the eye with its magnificent inflorescences. In addition, among the ground cover phlox, one can note:
- Douglas Phlox - It has very low green pads with small white, pink or purple flowers.
- Phlox is adorable - this plant has lush multicolored brushes that are located 5-10 cm above the rest of the leaves. It blooms in late May - early June.
- Phlox Rugelli - This plant forms a bright green litter with many purple-blue flowers.
The next group of phlox is friable, they begin to delight the eye with their inflorescences immediately after the ground cover phlox. You can even say that they are a kind of transitional phase between ground cover and bush species. The most common and unpretentious care is the splayed phlox. It has very lush inflorescences, which in the late afternoon begin to exude a delicate violet scent. The flowering period begins in the third decade of May and lasts for a whole month. This time may be somewhat shorter in case of stable dry and hot weather. This type of phlox has a wide variety of colors - white, purple, lilac, lilac. Most often it can be found on the territory of Canada, in this regard, it has a second name - Canadian phlox.
Among this group, several subgroups can also be distinguished: tall bush phlox and undersized bush phlox.
This species has an unusually beautiful pure white color of its flowers, which stand out brightly among the emerald greenery. Due to the dense arrangement of the inflorescences, this plant creates an interesting visual sensation of terry. It tolerates frost perfectly, is resistant to diseases and is not very whimsical to care for.