Phlox - Knowledgebase Question

Mount Horeb, Wi
Question by mpeck20
May 4, 2010
I just recently planted some Phlox plants along my rock beds. I bought three plants and split them down the middle then planted them with some milorganite fertilizer. They are now looking brownish in some spots and they don't seem to be growing as I hoped. Do they just go thru a

Answer from NGA
May 4, 2010


Phlox does grow really well - especially in rock gardens. It sounds as though yours are going through a little transplant stress. As soon as the roots become established you'll see healthy new growth. At that time you can cut them back a little to encourage even more healthy growth, and to remove the yellowing or browning stems and leaves. You should see an improvement in 2-3 weeks. Enjoy your garden!

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