Phlox plants and flowers
With over 50 species Phlox are a varied group of flowering plants and include a number of useful garden varieties. Used for the masses of flowers from spring through summer, they are a cottage garden favourite that will also grow well in containers.
With species that vary from around 10 cm in height to nearly 2m, they can take different places in the garden border, from tall background plants to ground covers left to flow over a low rock wall.
From low growing species that will act as a ground cover plant, to taller upright species that are at home in the midst of the wider border planting or a cottage garden. Most species grow well in full sun to part shade, the low growing or creeping types also work well in hanging baskets.
- Phlox paniculata
This is a taller growing species
Lower growing or creeping varieties include:
- Phlox subulata and Phlox stolonifera
Creeping phlox is used as a ground cover plant in lightly shaded areas.
Phlox are a perennial plant with some species being evergreen and others not, a summer flowering plants phlox in generally easy to grow.
Look for cultivars such as, P. stolonifera ‘Blue Ridge’ or Creeping Phlox. Other taller growing species are widely used in the garden border where they add height.
Phlox plants are available for sale from the following nurseries
Large variety of Epimediums, Woodland plants and Herbaceous perennials
Mail order or nursery. We do not send to Tasmania or WA
412 James Lane, Fern Hill VIC. 3458 - Phone 0419002651
Large range of Rare plants, Climbers, Bulbs, Perennials Fruit Trees, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Available both Retail and by Mail Order
'Umbango' 750 Humula Rd, Humula NSW 2652
Phone 0408692773 Great Range of Perennial plants available for sale by mail order.
395 Lesters Rd Ascot VIC 3364 - phone (03) 53434303
Specialising in beautiful perennials & bulbs including new releases from Europe & USA. Many hardy, rare & difficult to find ‘drought hardy’ plants, quality vegetable & flower seeds.
PO Box 7040 Leura NSW 2780
Rare woodland plants, Trilliums Epimediums, Arisaemas, plus much more.www.lynnsrareplants.com.au