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Tall Garden Phlox
Brecks' Phlox plants for sale are among our favorites when shopping for native North American plants. These beautiful, bright perennials grow in both creeping and tall varieties, and reliably return year after year. Phlox plants are excellent garden plants for beginners, thanks to their easy-to-care-for growing habit and their variety of uses in and around the garden. Planting phlox is easy, and caring for these sun perennials is even easier!
About Phlox FlowersPhlox are a genus of 67 species of perennial and annual plants from the Polemoniaceae family. A North American native wildflower, tall phlox naturalizes easily and make a delightful addition to woodland and cottage gardens. Plant garden phlox near water features, in fields and along borders for masses of colour. Deliciously scented, phlox flowers are as sweet on the nose as they are on the eyes. They are renowned for their exceptionally fragrant flowers, which make garden phlox a favourite for cut flower bouquets. Their long-lasting blooms perform wonderfully outdoors and will attract butterflies and bees all summer long. Consider planting tall phlox plants in back borders among other tall summer flowers such as lilies, gladiolus and dahlias.
How Do I Care for Tall Phlox Plants?To create the highest and mightiest tall phlox plants, you'll need to plant them in the spring. These plants like plenty of water, so choose a relatively open area where they will be exposed to summer rains. Tall garden phlox thrive in full sunlight or in partially shady areas. These stunning Dutch-sourced perennial phlox are hardy in zones 3 through 9 and thrive in well-drained clay, loamy or sandy soil. When burying your tall phlox plants, certain strains need to be arranged so the top of the plant is even with the level of the soil, while others can be buried about 1 to 2 inches deep.
Do Phlox Plants Come Back Every Year?Garden Phlox perennials are easy-to-grow and come back reliably every season. Our selection of tall phlox plants will flower throughout the season and most varieties bloom from the beginning of summer all the way into early fall.
When to Plant Phlox FlowersPhlox plants are sold as potted or bareroot plants, and should be planted in spring after or around the last frost date. They will flower in the first year in your landscape, and will grow bigger and more full with each passing year. Planting phlox in springtime allows them to root and grow for a season, gathering energy before the harsh winter. Breck's will ship your phlox at the right time for planting!
How to Plant Garden PhloxPhlox is easy to grow and care for-truly a beginner's dream. Follow these instructions to get your phlox off to a great start.
Soil Needs for Tall Garden PhloxPhlox, especially tall phlox, is derived from woodland plants native to North America. As native cultivars, phlox is extremely tolerant of most North American soils! However, these plants don't like to sit in wet matter. Mix in topsoil or loam as you're preparing your phlox's planting site.
Common Pests and Diseases for Phlox PlantsPhlox plants can be susceptible to diseases related to wet soil, such as leaf spot and mildew, especially if grown in partial shade. The best way to prevent pest problems? Leave space between the plants, allowing good air circulation. Keep an eye out for caterpillars, leaf miners, and slugs, or holes in your plants that indicate their presence. Use neem oil or insecticidal soap to treat insect infestations, and use slug bait as needed. Diseased plants should be regularly removed to prevent the spread of pests or disease.
Types of Phlox FlowersThere are so many types of phlox to choose from-creeping varieties, tall species, and incredible mixtures of color, texture, and form. Here are some of our favourites:
Phlox plants are among our favorites when shopping for native North American plants. These beautiful, bright perennials grow in both creeping and tall varieties, and reliably return year after year. Phlox are excellent garden plants for beginners, thanks to their easy-to-care-for growing habit and their variety of uses in and around the garden. Planting phlox is easy, and caring for these sun perennials is even easier!