About PlantTwinkle Mix Phlox sparkles in star-shaped, bi-colored flowers. Dazzling the garden in shades of pink, red, purple and white,.A summer garden mainstay since colonial times, garden phlox owes its enduring popularity to its heady clouds of billowy blooms, no-fuss nature, and slender stature. But the real icing on the cake is the long flowering season, with the first blooms opening in July and often lingering through September. “Phlox carries the garden through the dog days of summer, holding down the fort until the asters and blazing stars come on board,” says plant specialist James Locklear, author of Phlox: A Natural History and Gardener's Guide. Garden phlox is also one of those rare perennials that you’ll find in nearly every hue on the color wheel, even hard-to-find shades of blue. In fact, the choice of colors and cultivars is so vast, it can be daunting to choose among them. Here’s a look at some of our top picks, along with advice for incorporating phlox into your own garden.
Propagation The dainty five-petaled flowers of garden phlox (from the Greek word for “flame”) are packed by the dozens into dense clusters, or panicles, ranging in size from 4 to 6 inches tall and 6 to 8 inches wide. The flowers are often sweetly fragrant, and some cultivars are adorned with central eyes in contrasting colors. While most phlox have green leaves, some have variegated foliage with creamy white or yellow margins.Although phlox flowers best when given full sun, it is actually a native woodland plant and doesn’t mind a bit of shade, especially when grown in hot southern climates. As a general rule, aim for about 6 hours of sun exposure daily..
|13 to 24 (°C)
|Season to plant
|Spring and autumn
To provide borders at Garden corners, Garden pathways, Garden .
To form flower beds in garden.
For landscaping at Pavements ,Garden Patios.