Phlox drummondii ‘Cherry Caramel’ seeds

$4.00

This summer annual phlox has warm cherry and cream tones with a hint of caramel.  It is an appealing and unusual colour combination.

Description

This lovely  annual phlox has very pretty  colour combinations of  caramel and rosy-pink double blooms with bold dark pink central stars. Phlox is one of the favourite summer bedding annuals, which have  large, clustered masses of  heads throughout the summer and into autumn. It has a long flowering season and  is also good  for cutting.

This plant needs a  rich , well-drained soil,, so  add compost if required, and water it well, and deadhead it to encourage further blooms. If you  fertilise Phlox Drummondii  once in spring and once in summer, it will reward you with abundant blooms.

Sowing advice

Sow indoors in seed trays or pots in spring and outdoors in early summer ,15mm deep into moist well-drained seed raising mix. Cover lightly with seed raising mix . Propagate at 13-15°C. Germination takes 10-21 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots. Pinch out growing points when the plant is 8cm tall to encourage a bushy habit. Plant out as the weather warms with 25cm spacing. Can be sown where they are to flower in early summer.

Additional information

Classification

Annual

Family

Polemoniaceae

Maximum Height

50 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30