What to do with drying phlox plants - Knowledgebase Question

Beachwood, Ne
Question by cschm42232
May 5, 2010
I planted four phlox plants giving plenty of room and mulch and water.Now they are drying up. What can I do to save them?

Answer from NGA
May 5, 2010


Phlox is usually easy to grow. It likes full sun and well draining soils. If you have clayey soil, it may be holding too much water which can cause root rot. If you've only recently planted your phlox, they may simply be suffering from transplant stress. They'll overcome this in a few weeks and you can snip off the dead or dying stems. The plants will respond by developing healthy new foliage. Just continue to give them good care and I think they will be just fine. Best wishes with your phlox!

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