Phlox is one of my very favorite perennial plants due to its incredibly long blooming period, incredible smell, and low maintenance needs. I’ve had a phlox plant next to my front door for years and I love watching it bloom as the summer comes to an end. Are you ready to start growing this beautiful plant? Check out my plant guide below!
Grow Zone: Grow Phlox in zones 4-8. It’s not necessarily a versatile plant but it really thrives in the right growing environment.
Water and Sun Needs: When growing phlox, grow in areas of full to partial sun. Plants should receive a minimum of an inch of water per week.
Average Size: Depending on growing conditions in your area, a phlox plant may grow to be 6 inches to 8 feet tall and 6-36 inches wide.
Plant Type: The plants are perennials
Special Features: Phlox plants are known for being drought tolerant, great for containers, and they’re relatively low maintenance. Additionally, the plants attracts birds and have a wonderful scent!
How to Get Started: It is recommended that you grow Phlox seeds from plant cuttings instead of directly from seed. Your plants will grow a lot more rapidly and they’ll be healthier if you grow from cuttings instead! Plant cuttings in the Spring and space them at least one to two feet apart. If transplanting a fully-grown plant, make sure that you dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Be sure that your water thoroughly immediately after planting. Because it is a perennial plant, it is recommended that you add a layer of mulch around the base of your plants every Spring.