Perennial phlox and their cultivation

Perennial phlox are valued by flower growers for the reason that they bloom for a long time and profusely from June to September. But phlox, care for which the observance of the basic rules still requires a certain amount of attention.

Growing phlox

So, first, let's deal with the soil. Phloxes love light loamy soil, the acidity of which ranges from slightly acidic to neutral. If your site has clay soil, then it needs to be prepared. It is necessary to add granular river sand, gravel, compost, ash, peat to it. After that, the resulting composition is carefully dug up, and mineral fertilizers are introduced into it.

Phlox, cultivation which will be successful with proper care, need regular watering. The ground must be constantly moist. After all annual phlox and perennials have a branched root system that goes 15 cm deep. Accordingly, these plants are especially sensitive to a lack of moisture.

Phlox, reproduction
which is carried out by seeds and cuttings, must be fertilized. It is necessary to carry out these procedures during the growing season. If the summer is rainy, then apply dry fertilizer.

By the way, phlox flowers do not watering with running cold water. This causes the development of a fungal disease such as powdery mildew. The land should be watered around the bush itself, not over the top of the plant.

As you can see, phlox care can be called neither simple nor complex. Plants just need to be given due attention, and then they will delight you with abundant and lush flowering.

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