Kitchen Botanicals

Phlox, Art Shades Mix

Phlox are lovely cut flowers that are mainly used as an accent flower for bouquets and garden borders. The desirable colors make a perfect flower arrangement in any occasion. It is fast-growing, so they are seen frequently on borders. This charming flower gives abundant blooms on branched stems. They are captivating in both garden and container. Their enchanting scents can fill the warm summer every evening.

How to Grow Phlox?

Starting Indoors. Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost, directly into final container or jumbo plug trays. Dislikes root disturbance. Cover seed, as darkness is required for germination. Carefully transplant outdoors when first true leaves appear.

Sowing Outdoors (recommended). As soon as soil can be worked in spring. Cover seed with 1/8" fine soil. Darkness is required for germination. Thin when first true leaves appear. 

  • The germination process can take 5-10 days at soil temperatures of 60-65°F (16-18°C).
  • Prefers rich, moist, well-drained sandy soil.
  • Plant spacing: 8-12”
  • Light preference: Full sun
  • Keep soil moist while growing
  • 50-65 days to maturity
  • Clip the stems to 2” of the soil level
  • Trim out the dead stems to encourage new growth and blooms

Though Phlox are easy to grow, they still need to have plenty of sunlight and a well-drained soil. It should be planted immediately in the spring, after the frost has passed. Once planted, you can see the growth on top in a few weeks. 

If you decide to plant the phlox outside, make sure to find a spot where the soil can drain well and get direct light from the sun. For container planting, choose a large container that is enough to accommodate the growth of the phlox. 

Use a well-drained potting soil. Make sure that there are adequate holes in your container or whatever you choose to plant your phlox. Above everything, water the plant thoroughly.

Advices for growing your Phlox:

  • Just like other plants, phlox experience some pests and diseases while growing. Make sure that there is enough space between your phlox and other neighboring plants to avoid powdery mildew.
  • You can add compost to the soil to improve the drainage.
  • You can snip some stems for bouquet or flower arrangement purposes while it is blooming. Harvest for bouquets when 50% of the flowers are open.
  • Remember not to over water, especially during the night. Ideally, they should be watering using drip irrigation in the mornings.

Packet Information

Size: 200mg (~118 seeds)

Open Pollinated