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May 20, 2020 5:49 PM CST
Peoria, Illinois
I planted some David Garden Phlox and Fashionably Early Crystal Phlox along our porch. I read they are good back border plants but now I'm wondering if I planted too close to our foundation and to our shrubs? Any input would be great thank you!
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May 20, 2020 5:58 PM CST
Name: Luis
Hurst, TX, U.S.A. (Zone 8a)
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Could be. DGP gets 2-3' wide and FECP gets 2-2.5' wide.
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May 21, 2020 1:07 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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You may be ok. Time will tell. Phlox can be sensitive to mildew, so good air circulation is critical to them. If it proves that they are planted too close to the foundation, you can always move them. I would recommend moving in the spring, right as the new growth comes up, or you can move them in the early fall. I've moved them at both times with success. What I consider a great thing about phlox is that it will produce lots of new little plants surrounding the mother plant. Let these get about 6" high, then dig up and transplant to other areas of the garden.
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