Growing guide

How to grow specialist phlox

These types of phlox are often scented and usually low-growing. They divide into those that like alpines conditions, so a sunny free-draining site typical of a rock garden or trough; and those that prefer dappled shade and moist, often acidic soils.

Quick facts

  • They generally flower in early summer
  • Plant in spring, before flowering, ideally
  • Alpine types needs good light in an sunny, open location
  • Other types prefer shaded and moist sites
  • Trim after flowering
  • Fully hardy
  • Make new plants by cuttings and seed

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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