Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionFill your garden with a burst of color with Phlox 'Cloudburst'! Growing naturally in a neat, bouquet-like habit of vibrant purple blooms from June through early September, this easy-care phlox is perfect for just about any landscape! This phlox from Proven Winners combines disease resistance, fragrance, fantastic color, and a long bloom time for one very special phlox. If you love summer-blooming phlox, you owe it to yourself to add this beauty to your collection! At peak, the blooms completely cover the disease-resistant foliage. Strong stems mean this phlox looks perfect with no need for staking! Place in the front of the sun perennial border, plant in groupings, or intersperse throughout your beds for color all summer long.DetailsBotanical name:Phlox hybrid 'Cloudburst' Patent #: USPP 30,289 Common name: Garden phlox Zone: 4-8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 26-28" x 38" Flower color: Lavender Purple Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer, fall Features: Rain gardens, proven winners, native, low flammability, heat tolerant, cold tolerant, best sellers Uses: Accent, border, cottage gardening, edging, massing, small spaces.How To GrowSoil: Rich, well-drained soils are best, but phlox is fairly adaptable. Light: Grows best in full sun (or partial shade in the South) Water: Average -- tolerant of dry conditions once established, but blooms last longest and continue uninterrupted when not stressed by drought. Spacing: 15 - 18 inches Fertilizing: Little required; apply a granular garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: No special care needed. Cut foliage in late fall to prevent powdery mildew and other fungal diseases from returning in spring. Maintenance & Pruning: None required. Cut stems as desired for flower arrangements, removing no more than one-third of the plant at a time.
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All About: Caring For Creeping Phlox
Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata), often called moss phlox, mountain phlox or moss pink, loves sun, tolerates drought, attracts butterflies, & even resists deer. This superstar ground cover is great for gardeners of any skill level; if you’re looking to add easy-care color & interest to your landscape, consider making creeping phlox your next garden addition.
Got these last year on sale. They were nibbled at by the bunnies at first so I covered them with cloches so they could focus on root growth. This year they came back with a vengeance and now that they are so robust and not "baby" leaves the bunnies totally leave them alone. They are doing amazing and have been gorgeous all season so far!!! I love it when GGP go right! Color is also almost exact to photos on website.
Both plants I purchased are doing well. Arrived to Minnesota in good condition, planted well, appear to be healthy and thriving.
When I ordered cloudburst phlox I was expecting a small gnarly looking plant that I would have to nurse back to health. I was wrong. I received 2 healthy, well packed plants that were a descent size. The plants can even had flowers on it. My friends and neighbors were all surprised how healthy my plants were especially coming through the mail. I have ordered plants from other stores online before and this was by far the best experience and healthiest plants. I would order again.
Very pretty plants. Have to stop and admire each time I walk by
Burst of color
I planted these beauties about 1 month ago, pairing three of them with sensational lavender in 3 large containers. Starting to see color. Yay. The several I planted in the ground are bursting too. I love them with my luminary tall phlox I the garden too.