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How do you plant a woodland phlox?

Grow woodland phlox in shade or partial shade in moist, but well-drained soil that's rich in organic matter, such as compost. Once established, woodland phlox will tolerate periods of drought, but performs best if kept evenly moist. It spreads slowly to form clumps of color in the early spring.

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Also question is, how do you plant phlox bulbs?

Use a garden fork or tiller to prepare your garden bed. Loosen the soil to about 12 to 15 inches deep, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. It is easier to grow phlox from cuttings/transplants than from seeds. Plant phlox in the spring—after the threat of frost has passed—and space the plants 1 to 2 feet apart.

Also Know, how quickly does phlox spread? Size. Creeping phlox remains rather compact in shape throughout its lifespan, with a maximum width of 2 feet and height of about 6 inches. Like other ground covers,creeping phlox takes a few years to reach maturity -- about two years on average, according to the North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension.

Accordingly, how do you prune a woodland phlox?

Although partial shade is best, it will tolerate full sun in cooler climates. Mulch lightly to retain moisture and keep the roots cool through the summer. Prune after flowering if desired to tidy the plant's appearance, but wait until spring to clean up the clump, only removing winter-damaged foliage.

Do you cut back phlox after flowering?

Healthy phlox plants can be cut back by half after the flowers fade from late summer to fall to prevent reseeding. Phlox is prone to the disease powdery mildew, which disfigures the plants from the bottom up, covering them in a whitish powder. Cut infected plants back to the ground for winter with pruning shears.

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