Annual Phlox, Drummond's Phlox 'Twinkle Star Mix'

Phlox drummondii

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: drummondii (drum-AWN-dee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Twinkle Star Mix

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Coral/Apricot

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Eureka, California

Fortuna, California

New Haven, Connecticut

Circle Pines, Minnesota

Canton, Mississippi

Conway, Missouri

Swanzey, New Hampshire

Averill Park, New York

Charlotte, North Carolina

Winnsboro, South Carolina

Desoto, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 18, 2016, katz4karen from Eureka, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I dearly love this delightful flower. Years ago (8?), I was able to buy six-pack bedding plants of it and I had it in all my containers and flower boxes in Eureka, CA. However, I moved away for 5 years and when I came back to Eureka... it was no longer available. I have requested it at all the local nurseries, but no luck. I can barely find an online source for seeds. If anyone knows where to get good seeds for the lovely Twinkle Phlox... I'd love to here from you.

Neutral

On Dec 30, 2012, makikofloraldesign from SILVERADO, CA wrote:

I found seeds of Phlox 'Starry Eyes', but "Twincle Star Mix'
seems more interesting. Where I can buy seeds?

Positive

On Jul 9, 2005, Zarebeth from Circle Pines, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

One of the few plants I make sure to sow every year. The array of colors and flower shapes is amazing - it seems that no two are alike. It blooms starting early summer and continues all summer long. It likes full sun, but I have been successful with partial shade. It doesn't like being transplanted much so be careful with the root system.

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