Amazing phlox are among the few flowers that adorn the garden from early spring to late autumn, making a palette garden bright colors and delicate shades of pink, red, white, orange, crimson, purple - only blue and yellow is not enough to produce a rainbow. In addition to the duration of flowering phlox amazing abundance of beautiful flowers on inflorescences of various shapes and exquisite flavor.
Rhode phlox family sinyuhovyh includes more than 50 species, all of which, except Drummond phlox, perennial plants of North America. Translated from the Greek "phlox" means "flame", so called flower Carl Linnaeus in fiery flowers phlox Drummond. Numerous species of phlox surprisingly diverse, so the American botanist verry divided them into 4 sections.
Begin the parade of spring bloom from May phlox styloid and splayed. Phlox styloid got its name from the narrow, similar to an awl, leaves densely covering the creeping woody stems. This is ideal for rock garden phlox - it stems can cover rocks and spectacularly down the retaining wall.
At the time of flowering stems densely branching phlox styloid completely covered with white, pink, lavender or purple clouds of small, assembled in plates of flowers, which have not seen the leaves. By the same section Subulatae, that phlox styloid are forming cushions or carpets derninki different density phlox with neopadayuschimi leaves: snow, stellate, Douglas; at home they grow mainly in the mountains, on dry sandy soils, so it is very light-requiring and not tolerate waterlogging.
Phlox splayed forms small clumps with an abundance of delicate lilac-blue flowers. He is a section Divaricatae, species which are fully lignified stems, leaves less numerous and larger than those of the first section of phlox, they are less light-requiring and bloom for 1-2 weeks later. Besides phlox rastopyrennogo in this section are hairy phlox and comfort.
Phlox section Ovatae (stolononosny, oval, Caroline, smooth, spotted) grow well in any well-drained and moderately moist soil in the sun and in partial shade. Phlox these three sections easily propagated by cuttings and layering years.
In June, the baton pick flowering phlox Drummond, flowers which are stellate or rounded shape, color or streaked with contrasting eye. Drummond Phlox annuals, but the trouble with seedlings than compensated: all summer and autumn to severe frosts their bright blossoms adorn the gardens, windows, balconies, than a reputation for major plant flower beds, and low compact species successfully grown in rocky gardens. Removing faded flowers promotes active lateral branching and more and more of their lush blooms.
To vysokostebelnyh phlox phlox paniculata include (section Paniculatae) and spotted phlox blooming huge hats fragrant flowers from mid-summer to autumn. Phlox paniculata - the ancestor of the huge number of varieties of fine garden phlox. Their lush bushes adorn the garden abundance of beautiful greenery and bright large, round or pyramidal, fragrant blossoms turn into huge bushes and bouquets for a long time making the garden a sense of celebration.
Mismatching of flowering in different varieties and a wide range of color phlox paniculate allows you to collect exquisite collection, create a variety of garden composition. Unpretentiousness phlox paniculate formed the basis of delusion that they are being totally unnecessary care. But planted in sun or partial shade in loose, well-fertilized soil with sufficient (but without water stagnation) moisture, protected from the wind, well-groomed phlox bloom more luxuriantly and long lasting than growing without attention "like a weed."
Optimized for paniculate phlox loamy soil with the introduction of rotted manure or compost to the clay soil at planting phlox added sand, and sand - peat. In one place without having to change broom phlox can grow 5-7 years without compromising growth and flowering. For breeding division is better to use 4-5 -year bushes. The best time for planting phlox paniculate in the middle lane in the spring - the end of April and beginning of May, or autumn - in late August and early September (young planting phlox at winter harbor with dry leaves or spruce branches).
Grafted phlox better in April, May, July. Phlox paniculata increasing during the season strong green mass, and have spent a lot of bloom nutrients, so need to be dressing (root and foliar). Planting phlox paniculate may suffer from mildew, virus pestrolepestnosti from pests phlox particularly harmful stem nematodes. In late autumn the stems of phlox paniculate cut at ground level and removed from the site, and the bushes spiked humus.