Features of cultivation of the most popular kinds of Phlox, varieties and reproduction
Care and breeding
The Phlox divaricata, or as it’s also called, is from North America and Canada, where it grows in forests, along streams and on gentle mountain slopes, which are covered in spring with magnificent flowering carpets in all shades of blue, white or lilac.
Ph. Subulata is one of the most popular spring-flowering perennial soil-covering plants. The height of the miniature species is only 10-15 cm. Stems are densely covered with bright green hard leaves resembling needles, for which the species got its name. The root system is located almost on the soil surface.
Phlox drummonda. Planting and maintenance
Phlox drummondii is grown as a year old under our climate conditions. The plant is a compact and lush shrub from 10 to 50 cm in height, depending on the selected variety. This species is valued by gardeners for its impressive star-shaped bright flowers in all shades of red, purple, yellow, white and pink, often combined with a pattern of strokes, spots, “eyes” and stars in the centre. Flowering lasts from early June until the autumn frosts.
Flox is snowy. Cultivation, planting and multiplication
The Phlox genus has about 60 species of beautifully blooming perennial plants. The name of the genus is translated from Greek as “fire, flame”. One of the most beloved species by gardeners is Phlox paniculata, which can probably be found in every garden. The plant comes from wet forests in eastern North America. It is between 40 and 150 cm high, depending on the variety. As it grows, it creates curtains, sometimes up to one meter in diameter.