Some gardeners mistakenly believe that phloxes do not need
care and grow like a weed. The plant is really hardy, with
easily tolerates drought and lack of additional nutrition, but
in such conditions quickly perishes. Special care for the plant
should be in the fall when phlox are planted.
Features of autumn planting phlox: when to spend?
Experienced gardeners plant phlox not only in spring, but also
in the fall. As a rule, during this period, medium and
early timing of flowering. Terms of work depend on
climatic conditions, but not later than September. At that moment on
The plant already has a kidney renewal. If the weather allows, then
planting and transplanting can be stretched to early October, but
the end of all work must be no later than the end of the month. More
Late planting leads to the death of the shrub.
After planting, be sure to mulch the soil, which
accelerates the process of rooting phlox in a new place. Noticed that
those seedlings that have preserved leaf are best rooted
cover. As mulch, they use perepery sawdust, peat.
Autumn planting phlox has its advantage, which is not
when carrying out spring works. The fact is that during the autumn
transplanting the plant is fully adaptable and takes root on the new
place, and the next season the bush begins to bloom. Planting phlox
spring does not give such results, the seedling takes time to
adaptation, and flowering this season does not begin.
How to choose planting material
For the autumn planting are most suitable large delenki,
which take root more easily and tolerate the winter well. Also this
period planted in a permanent place bushes that grew at
spring grafting. Buying new planting material
Attention should be paid to the following factors:
• a good plot has more than two thick stems;
• large buds of renewal are visible near the roots;
• the skin on the shoots is quite dense, hardened;
• ground lump and roots wet.
Choosing the right planting material, phlox shoots are cut.
at a height of about 25 cm from the base. Seedling roots also need
shorten by a third. If the seedling is transplanted with an earthy ball,
then they cut off only its top, trying to leave some
Suitable place for planting phlox in autumn
Plants are undemanding to the content, but lush flowering can
notice only on well lit areas. In the penumbra flowers
will be smaller, but the flowering period will stretch. Optimal
place for planting phlox is rarefied shadow. In the south
regions it is advisable to shade plants in the midday heat.
Phlox grow well on any soil, but it is better to plant a flower in
loose, moderately nutritious and moist soil. Autumn planting
phlox in lowlands is forbidden, because on the surface of the soil appears
ice crust. This adversely affects the condition of the plant.
The preparation of soil for planting phlox in the fall is carried out in advance, not
in less than 14 days. The site is well dug up, cleared of
weeds. The poor land is enriched with humus, peat and
by sand. Mineral fertilizers are used for digging.
The phlox root system is powerful, so digging is done on
two bayonet shovels. The bulk of the roots lies at a depth of about
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After preparing the soil and seedlings start planting.
Landing pits make quite wide and deep. Depth should
be such that the upper part of the root ball is below
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freezing plants in winter, and too deep slows down the development
Immediately before planting, the wells are well watered and
are drained. On top of the drainage poured a layer of fertile soil, humus
and fertilizer. Then establish a sapling and sprinkle with earth. AT
water for watering plants can add drugs to speed up
root formation, for example, “Kornevin”.
Tip! In the fall, when planting phlox,
add nitrogen fertilizers to the wells, it is better to leave them for
spring application. The wells are filled with phosphate and
Preparing phlox for winter
Phlox are cold-resistant plants, but neglected
Autumn pruning is not worth it. Without it, the flower may die.
Why cut phlox?
• Pruning protects the plant from fungal diseases;
• Facilitates the process of mulching and care;
• Allows you to get a compact bush next spring;
• Allows the plant to accumulate enough nutrients in
• Protects the plant from freezing in the cold winter.
Pruning of phloxes is carried out in the fall, after planting or
transplants to a new place. Shrubs that are not exposed
transplanting, also need pruning. Tighten it is not worth it.
Pruning must be completed before the onset of frost. As a rule, her
spend from September to the end of October.
Trimming is carried out in several ways:
• The above-ground part of the plant is cut at 5 cm from the surface.
ground. This pruning allows you to delay the snow and protects
• ATторой вид обрезки служит для того, чтобы обезопасить растение
from fungal diseases. In this case, all the shoots are cut flush with
In addition to pruning, phlox feed and mulch. Autumn
feeding phlox is carried out on frozen soil. Apply
mineral complexes mixed with ash, which prevents
the appearance of pests.
Winter mulching is carried out 10 days after planting. AT
peat, compost, fallen leaves and humus are used for these purposes.
Such mulch in combination with pruning allows you to grow healthy
bush, which will delight bright flowering in the spring.
Problems in growing phlox
1. Often phlox are affected by powdery mildew. This happens by
cause of improper care or inappropriate place for
cultivation. AT тени цветок наиболее уязвим.
2. The flock nematode causes the death of the plant. She doesn’t
treatable, bush uprooted and removed from the site. Signs of
diseases are manifested by pallor and withering of the top of the shoots,
leaves become thinner.
3. Great damage to landings cause slugs. Get rid of them
will help lime and ash, which is sprinkled on the tracks and between the rows.
Soil loosening of the soil also has a detrimental effect on
Phlox – perennial unpretentious plants that serve
decoration flower beds. They became popular with gardeners thanks to
its frost resistance, unpretentiousness in the care and brightness
paints. Phloxes are used in modern design, they are good.
written off in the interior of any garden. When choosing plants you need
take into account the timing of flowering, the color of the petals and the height of the bush.
By correctly picking phlox, you can achieve continuous flowering in
during the season. Having mastered the basic rules for the care of shrubs,
his landing will not cause trouble. And the advice of experienced gardeners will help
grow a healthy plant that successfully winters even in
the most severe conditions.