Vibrant red flowers on full, bushy plants.
A classic garden annual, and a fast-growing accent flower for bouquets and borders. From our trials, we’ve selected the phlox varieties with the tallest stems and most desirable colors. Annual phlox produces charming, abundant blooms on branched stems. Ht. 15-20". Avg. 15,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-10 days at 60-65°F (16-18°C).
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): As soon as soil can be worked in spring. Cover seed with 1/8" fine soil. Darkness is required for germination. Thin when first true leaves appear. Transplant: Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost, directly into final container or jumbo plug trays. Dislikes root disturbance. Cover seed, as darkness is required for germination. Carefully transplant outdoors when first true leaves appear.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Rich, moist, well-drained sandy soil.
PLANT SPACING: 8-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh: 50% of the flowers are open.
USES: Tall varieties make excellent cut flowers, while shorter varieties make good ground covers. Container, edging, borders, and rock gardens.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Phlox drummondii