These plants lose the aerial part during the coldest months of the year. As spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce. Plant which needs at least a few hours a day of sunlight.The Phlox can bear minimum temperatures a few degrees below zero; in general during the Spring it would be grown outdoors without any problems, but if the harsh temperatures should go down it is advised to cover it with non-woven fabric.
We suggest adding to the irrigation water, in the spring, every 20-25 days, a specific fertilizer for flowering plants. We can also mix to the soil near the plants a granular slow release fertilizer, which has a 3-4 month action.
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Phlox is a plant for a rock garden. The Phlox is large in size and 20 cm in height; in the summer it assumes a bluepurple colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.
Watering takes place only when the soil has been dry for days, usually every 1-2 weeks can be enough; if the climate is particularly hot we can slightly intensify the irrigations, using 2-3 glasses of water . Perennial plants are subject to some months of vegetational rest. During these months it isn't necessary to water them.
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
We suggest a substratum characterized by an excellent drainage.
Cultivate - Phlox
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.
This page concerns the weather continental it is possible to choose another climate area continental mediterranean