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Jul 27, 2015 3:17 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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I have been admiring tall phlox and found some at a local nursery. Any way to make them clump up faster? These look pretty skinny just one lone stem, but at least I have starts of the white (David) and a purple.
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Jul 27, 2015 7:20 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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Tall phlox do spreead easily,just be patient.
This is my David in 2009 just planted,its next to the steps

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In 2011

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The rest of my tall phlox were planted 2 years ago and are nice clumps
Flame purple this pix was 2013

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Flame purple this past week

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Jul 27, 2015 10:53 AM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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do they seed?
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Jul 27, 2015 11:41 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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I dont believe they do.
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Jul 27, 2015 3:37 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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Thanks, I will try to be patient. I drove by a house the other day and the lady has a clump of an odd lavender color. I almost stopped and asked could I trade her a plant for a start lol. I am going over the edge!
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Jul 27, 2015 5:06 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Some of mine reseed. But don't necessarily come true
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Jul 27, 2015 8:48 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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do they bloom for very long?
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Jul 27, 2015 8:57 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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That is good to know Jennifer, I will keep some of the mulch back a bit.
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Jul 27, 2015 9:36 PM CST
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Mine do seed and the clumps get bigger every year. If you trim off the spent blooms they will bloom for quite awhile.
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
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Jul 28, 2015 3:52 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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Mine start blooming in early July and with dead-heading go on until end of August.
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Jul 28, 2015 8:25 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Teresa - Please consider going back and asking the owner if you can have a piece of the phlox. It's a great compliment to the owner!

My phlox just expand and don't seed at all. I bought four (three of each) from Blooming Bulb in early spring and was shocked and delighted to see them blooming already. I didn't take photos of the phlox shown here. They're just to show me where I planted each of them.


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Jul 28, 2015 8:31 AM CST
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Mine have gotten so big that it's covering a small hydrangea! I'm going to have to move one or the other before next year. When is a good time to move phlox?
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Jul 28, 2015 8:33 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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When they go dormant in fall or very early spring - like early April.
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Jul 28, 2015 9:12 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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Pirl, those are beauties.
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Jul 28, 2015 9:26 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Thanks. They all seem to have the correct colors - no playing around.
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Jul 28, 2015 1:00 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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Arlene, I might stop. I know the lady's son from a long time ago , so she is not a complete stranger.
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Jul 28, 2015 2:29 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Good - you have an intro. Even if you didn't I judge by how I'd feel if someone asked me and I'd be so happy to share.
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Jul 28, 2015 3:29 PM CST
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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I LOVE phlox. I planted several way too late last yr and they didn't make it. I'm gradually finding replacements. I have a 4 ft tall pink phlox that the swallowtail butterflies adore. It starts blooming in late June for me and keeps going until I get tired of it in Sept/ Oct. It's also fragrant.
@pirl Arlene, your Franz Schubert, are the individual blooms as large as they seem? I had wondered about that one.
I have ordered 5 new plants from Perennial Pleasures in VT. They specialize in phlox.
@ge1836 awesome clumps! Drooling
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Jul 28, 2015 7:04 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I'd say the individual blooms must be 5" across.
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Jul 29, 2015 3:11 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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Pirl, Does the Franz Schubert flop with those large blooms?

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