Phlox - Alpine species


 


Phlox stolonifera is a good subject for either growing in pots in an alpine house, or for use as a ground cover plant.

It is a drought tolerant herbaceous perennial that grows to around 250mm (10") high with a spread of 300mm (12"), and flowers from late May into June.


Cultivation


Phlox stolonifera

Week 27:


Take 50mm (2") basal cuttings and insert the cuttings into pots/trays filled with equal parts (by volume) peat and river sand, then place in a cold frame to root.

When rooted pot up into 75mm (3") pots of potting compost and grow on in the cold frame until planting out next April.


Week 35:


Plant out in a fertile sunny spot between now and April the following year.

 

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