Phlox - Alpine

Phlox stolonifera is a good subject for either growing in a pot, 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

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 the rockery between now and April, in a fertile sunny spot.

Established plants can be cut back to generally tidy them up and or divided and replanted in new locations as required.





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