Must Know Plant Care Tips: Phlox loves the sun, so make sure it gets plenty. It’s susceptible to powdery mildew, so watering via a drip line is best in order to keep foliage as dry as possible. Fertilize with compost at planting time, and again right before flowering. Use 2 to 3 inches of mulch around each plant to help retain moisture. Clipping the stems after flowers fade can prevent re-seeding and keep the foliage looking nice.
Plant Problem Solver: Keep foliage dry when watering to prevent powdery mildew. You can also find plants that are marked mildew resistant to help with this problem. Well-drained soil is also a must. Phlox will attract birds and has a lovely fragrance. It also grows well in containers.
Pretty Pairings: Great pairings for phlox include blazing star, baby’s breath, shasta daisies, and candy tuft.