About Phlox Flowers
Phlox are a genus of 67 species of perennial and annual plants from the Polemoniaceae family. A North American native wildflower, tall phlox naturalises easily and make a delightful addition to woodland and cottage gardens. Plant them near water features, in fields and along borders for masses of colour. Deliciously scented, phlox are as sweet on the nose as they are on the eyes. They are renowned for their exceptionally fragrant flowers, which make them a favourite for cut flower bouquets. Their long-lasting blooms perform wonderfully outdoors and will attract butterflies and bees all summer long. Consider planting them in back borders among other tall summer flowers such as lilies, gladiolus and dahlias.
How do I Care for Tall Phlox?
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 perennials 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.
Does phlox come back every year?
Garden Phlox are easy-to-grow perennials that 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.