Annual Phlox, Drummond's Phlox 'Coral Reef'

Phlox drummondii

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

Category:

Annuals

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

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

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 9, 2009, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This was rather disappointing for me, but maybe I did something wrong. The plants germinated and grew quickly (from wintersowing), and began blooming when still very tiny. But then they never really grew much or filled out. Remained about 3" x 3" all summer - mostly covered with blooms which looked really disproportionate. Maybe one should pinch off the first blooms to let the plant fill out first. The colors were lovely though.

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