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Phlox carolina

Phlox carolina

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

30cm

1m

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Phlox carolina Overview

Sometimes known as the 'Thick leaved phlox' it has thick lanced-shaped to ovate leaves about 12cm long. Pink or white flowers about 2cm in diameter are borne in summer.

Common problems with Phlox carolina

How to propagate Phlox carolina

Cuttings

Propagate rock and hybrids by basal cuttings from non-flowering shoots in spring or summer. Root cuttings in winter.

Seed

Species can be increased by seed in autumn or spring. Annuals can be propagated by seed in spring.

Division

P.maculata, P.paniculata and their cultivators should be propagated by division in early spring.

Other uses of Phlox carolina

Ornamental