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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DescriptionThere's no shortage of summer-blooming phlox out there, but not all are as vigorous, disease-resistant, long-blooming, and frankly, just stunningly beautiful as 'Laura' (Phlox paniculata). Big clusters of fragrant blooms are a vivid grape-purple and white, a unique color that will cool off the summer landscape. Plant several so you can enjoy these fabulous flowers in the garden as well as in the vase!
This garden phlox grows on tall, upright stems that rarely need staking. It's very long-lived and easy to grow, making it a great beginner's plant! Try planting it as a perennial border or in a pollinator garden to attract hummingbirds.DetailsBotanical name:Phlox paniculata 'Laura' Common name: Garden phlox Zone: 4 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 3-4' tall X 2-3' wide Flower color: Lavender Foliage color: Green Bloom time: Summer Features: Native, heat tolerant, fragrant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Accent, border, cottage gardening, rock gardens, edging, massing, small spaces How To GrowSoil: Well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Plants prefer soil with a slightly acid to neutral pH. Light: Phlox grows best in sun (> 6 hours sun). Water: Low to Average. Spacing: 18" apart. Fertilizing: Generally unnecessary, but a slow-release granular fertilizer worked into the soil around the plants in the spring is sufficient. Winterizing: No special care is needed. Cut foliage in late fall to prevent powdery mildew and other fungal diseases from returning in spring. Maintenance & Pruning: Cut back stems after flowering by 1/2. This will maintain dense growth and attractive habit for the summer months. This will also encourage some fall rebloom. Cut out any brown stems.
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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.
It started out green land I was worried about the 100+ heat. I
Checked it today an I see a pink flower
I just planted them so they will be dormant this year, but I can't wait till next year.
I loved everything that I ordered. It came quickly and was packed very well. All the plants are doing good.
I was so pleasantly surprised how beautiful the blooms are on this plant! Nice healthily plant and bloomed soon after I planted it.
The plants are not doing very good at all.
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