What fertilizer would you use for Phlox - Knowledgebase Question

Lewiston, Ma
Question by rcricker7
April 11, 2010
We have a low to the ground type of Phlox that seems to be lacking something since the stems are brown and stringy.We will get a flower but the bottom of the plant dosen't look very healthy.Thank you for your help in advance.....

Answer from NGA
April 11, 2010


Sometimes all you need to do to get and keep your creepling phlox looking good is to trim it back a few inches from the soil level in early spring. This will encourage healthy new growth and lots of flowers. You can feed your phlox with a general purpose garden fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 or use a foliar spray such as Miracle Gro.

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