Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light. Perennial plants mainly have a spring and summer development. During the coldest months of the year the aerial part can completely dry out, to come up the year after.These plants don't fear the cold weather and therefore can be grown in the garden during any time of year.
Generalities Phlox douglasii
The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub. Phlox douglasii Is an evergreen; during summer iIt assumes a bluepurple colouring; the adult specimens are small in size and reach 5 cm high. These plants are used in rock gardens.
Fertilization Phlox douglasii
In the spring letís fertilize perennials periodically, using a specific fertilizer for flowering plants, to add to the irrigating water, every 20-25 days; or we can spread a slow release fertilizer near the plants every 3-4 months.
Watering Phlox douglasii
Letís avoid watering the The Phlox douglasii excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water . These plants display a pretty long period of vegetational rest. During this time it isn't necessary to water the plants.
Treatments Phlox douglasii
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Phlox douglasii
Locate these plants in a soft and deep, very well drained soil.
Notes Phlox douglasii
If desired, we can grow the The Phlox douglasii in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.