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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

July 24, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9217197

A number of years ago, I planted P. Starfire and P. Franz Shubert rather close together. They have lived together harmoniously for quite some time. I was very surprised this year to see a lighter pink with a darker pink ring growing between the 2 phlox I have had together for quite some time. I don't have any plain pink phlox in my garden, so I have to beleive they have somehow cross polinated and seeded itself. Any other ideas on this?

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ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2012
5:49 PM

Post #9217391

Could be cross pollination, but many named cultivars won't come true from seed either, so even if you were just growing one of your cultivars it would be possible to get seedlings that are a different color than the parent. Either way I think it is likely something that came up from seed.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

July 24, 2012
6:00 PM

Post #9217400

Ecrane

Thank you so much - I value your opinion.

Carolyn
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2012
8:11 PM

Post #9217555

And whatever it's parentage, it's very pretty!
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2012
1:35 AM

Post #9217691

Thank you. I am actually very happy with my phlox surprise... :-)
kiseta
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 25, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9217825

Few moths ago I have ordered 4 Phlox named Eva, maybe it is the heat, but they are not doing to well. I have planted them in a sunny area, Is that a problem or it is because they are still young. Maybe I will dig them up and plant them in flower pot for less sun. Etelka
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2012
6:45 AM

Post #9217854

My guess is in a hotter climate they'd prefer some afternoon shade, although someone from your area would know that better than I would. It could also be just that they're young plants that didn't have a chance to get established before hot weather hit. If you think the area you have them in will be fine in the long term, for this summer while they're still suffering from transplant shock you could try rigging up some shade to protect them during the heat of the day.
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 26, 2012
6:33 AM

Post #9219171

Do you have suggestions for favorite cultivars of Phlox that don't get mildew?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2012
7:34 AM

Post #9219234

Here are some links for you:
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/staff/rbir/phloxmildew.html
http://www.uky.edu/Ag/kpn/kpn_03/pn030407.htm (have to scroll almost to the bottom of the page on this one)

happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 26, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9219512

Thanks!

The NCSU site reported the following as being highly mildew resistant:
David
Delta Snow
Natascha
Phlox caroliniana
Robert Poore
Speed LImit 45

The Kentucky site approved everything on the first list, and added:
Blue Boy
Darwin's Joyce
Eden's Crush
Red Magic




back40bean
Decatur, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2012
7:50 AM

Post #9220312

Kiseta, I have Franz Schubert and Flame Pink, growing in different areas. Both get full sun and look fair right now. At least they are both blooming. Neither clump has been in long so I hope for better results in coming years. Being in Decatur (close to the center of the metro area) I miss a lot of the meager amount of rain that falls 'around Atlanta'. And otherwise, as you know, it has been brutal lately with all the heat. If your plants look really stressed you could pot them up now and plant them after the heat breaks in the Fall. Good luck.
kiseta
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2012
9:04 AM

Post #9220392

Thank you all for help, I am still watering every day, the Phlox is holding on, I guess the pots would be the best solution, that way I can sitt them in sami shade. Etelka

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2012
6:28 AM

Post #9221218

My spring planted phlox are blooming
Red Caribbean
Mystique Black

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

July 28, 2012
6:40 AM

Post #9221227

Both are lovely, Jo Ann.
1alh1
Sidney, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 28, 2012
10:19 AM

Post #9221481

Re Mildew-resistant phlox: Even the most mildew-resistant varieties can succumb to disease in hot, humid weather unless they are cared for religiously. Thinning, spraying for mildew BEFORE it develops, proper fertilization, and watering at the base of the plants helps. But there are no guarantees. Some years they look great, and other years...
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 28, 2012
4:54 PM

Post #9221782

I agree -- but some varieties are definitely tougher. Our David looks great, and I don't do anything to it.
1alh1
Sidney, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2012
11:15 AM

Post #9222504

My David facing east looks great. My David facing south looked like someone sprayed it gray before I finally got tired of messing with it and yanked it.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2012
12:32 PM

Post #9222574

Oddly enough I had the same experience.Bad mildew on the one plant that get part day shade. None on the full sun one.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9222836

Nice placing of that Mystique Black!

I spray my phlox with a baking soda spray in the hose in sprayer in the spring and have little mildew. I hit my monarda and lilacs with it, too.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 30, 2012
1:29 AM

Post #9223241

thanks polly.Its doing the best of all of the black I have. Others are in more shade.
Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2012
5:49 PM

Post #9228720

Polly, am I understand you right..you mix up a baking soda solution and put it in some type of container that will hook up to your hose and spray the monarda, phlox and lilacs? Could one use the container that you put Miracle Gro granules in it, and then attach the hose and spray? How much baking soda do you put in? Why couldn't you add some Ivory liquid to that baking soda and mix it up and attach to that MG bottle that attaches to the hose..that could be used on Roses too, couldn't it for black spot?
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2012
7:15 PM

Post #9228816

Hi Pippi!

I bought a spray bottle like you use for mixing up chemicals in. That covers a better area than the Miracle Gro one. Like this one

http://www.wayfair.com/Gilmour-Dial-Sprayer-Hose-End-Sprayer-499-OGO1128.html?refid=GX9787705860-OGO1128&gclid=CJC-scLyzLECFYNx4AodwlcAGw

They really spray out, not like the Miracle Gro one that just kind of sprays a stream down.

I just mix up a solution of baking soda and water and put in there. I use it at the rate of one tablespoon per gallon, but I've already mixed it in some water so it gets mixed up more quickly. And yes you could add some Dawn or Ivory to make it stick better.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

August 4, 2012
11:58 AM

Post #9229431

Great informaton Polly. I always bought the commercial mildew/fungicide sprays. I like the idea of something a bit more eco friendly and less expensive.

Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2012
10:21 AM

Post #9230297

I will order that tomorrow. Have not seen them locally. I think one could use it for a lot of sprays..
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 5, 2012
11:05 AM

Post #9230351

Lowes carries them, maybe not that brand, but ones like it. About the same price though.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2012
4:17 AM

Post #9231150

The Mystic Black is blooming

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

August 6, 2012
5:23 PM

Post #9232244

Love the color!
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2012
8:36 PM

Post #9235089

That is beautiful!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2012
4:06 AM

Post #9235262

Phlox Orange Perfection
Aureole

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kiseta
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 9, 2012
4:54 AM

Post #9235299

My first bloom on the Phlox Eva, I tought it was Pink when I ordered, but I guess not. Happy to see it bloom, maybe next year it will get bigger. I have four of them, very short 8" even after it has been in the gound 4 monts. Etelka

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2012
5:01 AM

Post #9235305

I used Mericle-gro on my newbies.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2012
2:55 PM

Post #9235951

Jo, just wait until next year when they make full flower heads. Something to look forward to after your beautiful lilies are done.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2012
4:31 PM

Post #9236042

yeaaaaa.I'll need more plant supports then.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #9236045

I have never needed plant supports for them.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2012
1:30 AM

Post #9241983

Just have to mention this.Orange Perfection has great color and really stands out .Its planted here with Salvia Eveline

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pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #9242139

It does go well! Being a purple addict I'm going to put the Evelines I just ordered next to Nikkis.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2012
7:17 AM

Post #9242155

That should be stunning.Nikkys are so deep and rich .
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #9242210

I hope so, that's the only reason I bought the Nikkis.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9242219

hang on a minute;
That should be fabulous.
I get more blooms in the second bloom.
This pix of eveline was from this June,Nikky was Aug 2

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2012
8:32 AM

Post #9242222

woops
Here is the collage

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pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2012
8:38 AM

Post #9242232

Oh, yeah!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2012
8:43 AM

Post #9242246

He He I just mailed you.

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