How to Harvest Phlox Seeds
What do you do with phlox when finished flowering?
Once all the buds have broken and faded, cut the entire flower stem where it emerges from the plant. New growth will form while mid-season flower stems continue to produce.
How do you grow perennial phlox from seed?
Seeds should germinate in 5-10 days. Just cover the small seeds, and germinate at 16°-18°C (60°-65°F). Thin or space transplants at 20-30cm (8-12") apart. This cool season plant may slow down in the heat of high summer.
Will phlox come back every year?
Due to the fact that phlox is a perennial, its flowers will grow back every year. It's best to cut the foliage short right after the first frost spells as it can very quickly turn black if left on the plant. You can further protect the plant by applying a fair layer of mulch to the ground around it.
Can I plant phlox seeds in fall?
When growing perennial phlox from seeds it is best to do so outdoors. Sow the seeds into flats, and lightly cover the seeds in the autumn. What is this? The flats should then be sunk into the ground in a fully shaded part of the garden, and covered with glass.
What do tall phlox seeds look like?
How do you propagate ground cover phlox?
Creeping phlox is easy to propagate through division, stem cuttings, or rooted stems. Cuttings, if done right, are a particularly easy option to propagate, as they root easily after a few months. All you need to do is cut a roughly 6-inch-long section, either from a rooted stem or a lateral shoot near the tip.
Can you transplant phlox in summer?
As a rule, spring blooming phlox perform best if transplanted in the fall and summer blooming phlox do best if transplanted in the spring, but both can be transplanted immediately after blooming.