How to care for a subaloid phlox

Phlox is subulate - this is a beautiful flower, the most common in the United States. It is one of the most unpretentious plants.

Шиловидный флокс

The stylized phlox is a favorite of modern summer residents.

Шиловидный флоксво дворе

The stylized phlox is planted with small lush islets. Flower beds, framed by a stone, look interesting in any landscape composition.

Шиловидный флоксперед домом

The pale blue siliceous phlox is spread out by a flowering carpet in the courtyard of a country house.

In this article, read:

  • 1 Flower description
  • 2 We Plant Flowers
  • 3 We take care of you properly
  • 4 Features of the phylloft subulate. Video
  • 5 The stylized phlox in the design of cottages

Description of the flower

Phlox is called subulate because of the shape of its leaves. They have a narrow, pointed form, which is why they are associated with a small awl. In addition, the leaves are distinguished by their rigidity. Also, the phlox is called carpet or creeping, and in North America - moss carnation.

Flox has all the characteristics of the group (for example, flox flint). It is a flower, the height of which reaches 15-17 cm. The recumbent stem is covered with small siliceous leaves up to 2 cm long. At the end of the stem are peduncles, each of which contains one or two flowers. The flower can be pink, purple, white or purple. The diameter is 20-25 mm. Corolla has notched petals. Blossoms flox 2 times a year: from the middle of May to the middle of June, the first time and from August to September the second time (as well as the phlox of the panicle). The rest of the time the plant forms a solid green mat.

Correctly groomed inflorescences of a subulate phlox.

Correctly groomed inflorescences of a subulate phlox.

Флокс метельчатый

Phlox flinty is interesting in the form of a flower.

The styloid flower is attributed to perennial plants. He grows 3-4 years, after which his rejuvenation is required. However, not all plants of the group are perennials. For example, Drummond's phlox is referred to as an annual plant.

Flocks Drummond.

Flocks sort Drummonda.

Flocks Drummond

Phlox Drummond's rich red color is harmoniously combined with other color solutions.

In nature, phlox often grows on stony soils and dry sandy slopes, in a light shade of shrubs. The main area of ​​distribution is in the USA in the area of ​​Lake Ontario, North Carolina, in the eastern part of Tennessee and in the western part of Michigan. The culture is very difficult to find, more often there are garden varieties.

The peculiarity of phloxes lies in the fact that their leaves and stems remain emerald green from early spring to late autumn. They retain their brightness even under the snow. Thanks to this, the plant carpet gives an attractive look all season. And during flowering, the phyllaceous subulate creates a continuous carpet of flowers. Although they differ in small sizes, but their numerous number and creates such an effect of an endless multi-colored field. And lasts for about a month.

A popular variant of registration of a personal plot are carpets from phlox. At the same time for the composition of the composition can be used inflorescences of different colors.

A popular variant of registration of a personal plot are carpets from phlox. At the same time for the composition of the composition can be used inflorescences of different colors.

Shilovidny phlox

The purple shade of the subulate phlox is one of the most popular.

Planting flowers

Phlox subulate differs from its unpretentiousness. Can grow normally under different conditions. However, for a better flowering, it is recommended to create favorable conditions for the plant that are as close to natural as possible. The place should be open, light, with sandy or stony ground. Phloxes are resistant to drought, so they will not survive excessive watering.

Specific requirements are also imposed on the predecessors of flowers planted earlier. Well, if the site grew calendula, tagetes, perennial lawn and other plants that do not like nematodes. In no case can not plant phlox in the place of strawberries. Also, such a landing site should be envisaged, which in winter is covered with a significant snow cover.

Field Phlox

Pale blue flock looks incredible against the background of the saturated green color.

White Phlox

Inflorescences of white color are a neutral component of any landscape composition.

The soil must be dry, poor. If planted phlox on fertile soils, then the plant is rich in greenery, but flowering is meager and short. Before planting the soil is enriched with lime. Norm of lime depends on the type of soil. If the soil is heavy, then sand should be added to it. Planting of phlox in autumn and spring can be made.

Before planting from the soil you need to remove the roots of the weeds, as they will spoil the appearance of the carpet from the phlox. The earth is dug to a shallow depth, as the roots of the flower lie in the ground for 5-15 cm. If phloxes are chosen, the planting is done at a distance between the bushes 25-30 cm. And in 1-2 years the plants form a continuous carpet. To accelerate this process, the phlox stems must be spread out in the desired direction and sprinkled with soil. As a result, new shoots will grow. And one more feature of phlox is the rapid development and growth of shoots. For 3 years they grow to a length of 40 cm.

Thick phlox carpet

Not cranky phlox is unpretentious in the care. An excellent choice for "lazy" gardeners.

Шиловидный флоксу дома

A good example of the use of a stylized phlox for decorating a garden.

Correctly we look after

Planting and caring for phlox are distinguished by their simplicity.

The plant does not require special action. This sort is as unpretentious as Drummond's phlox.

When planted phlox, care for them is reduced to banal weeding, watering and fertilizing. Before flowering, during active growth plants are enriched with nitrogen-potassium fertilizer. In the middle of summer it is necessary to enrich the soil with mineral fertilizers (the same requires the Drummond flock).

If the place is really suitable for phlox and they will be provided with proper care in autumn and spring, then the plants will delight owners with a dense carpet for 4-5 years, or even longer (like a flock of a panicle). However, it is worthwhile to know that in warm and humid winters, the stems of flowers can vyprevat. As a result, the appearance worsens. But with proper care phloxes are restored, getting the original look.

Raspberry Phlox

A rich crimson shade of phlox will be a key accent in the design of the garden plot.

Flowering house phlox

A lushly flowering phlox is carpeted in the courtyard of a country mansion.

Beneficial effect on plants humus. However, you need to monitor the amount of fertilizer, as this will lead to a violent growth of greenery, but the flowers will be small and frail. If it seems that phloxes need to be fed, then wood ash should be used for this. It contains all the necessary micro and macro elements. For top dressing it is necessary to prepare an ash solution. To do this, 300-350 g of ash is poured into 2 liters of water, after which the mixture is brought to a boil. When the solution cools down, it is diluted with 10 liters of water. The resulting liquid is watered by plants. In addition to enriching the soil with necessary elements, the solution protects against pests and negative influences. For example, powdery mildew can cause illness. The ash solution prevents this.

In northern areas for plants such as phlox, preparation for winter is necessary: ​​they should be protected from frost. Therefore, plants are covered with spruce lapnika. Do not use foliage, as this can soil the soil. In the spring, when the snow melts, phlox is recommended to be treated with a humate, which makes the flowers strong, accelerates their growth and development of the root system.

Lush inflorescences of phlox

Correctly manicured phlox quickly grows and blooms with lush buds.

Over time, phloxes perennial need to rejuvenate, cut. After 5-6 years, the stems become stiff, tree-like, leaves die, flowers do not appear. As a result, the plant loses its decorativeness. In addition, it becomes weak, prone to the development of various diseases.

When to transplant phlox? Most often they perform a transplant in the fall, after flowering. Usually the division of bushes is used. Transplantation of phlox is distinguished by its simplicity. If there are additional roots, the flowers grow very much. The plant is excavated and divided into parts. The broken branches, left after division, can also be used for reproduction. To do this, the leaves are removed from the lower part of the cuttings, after which the branch must be prikopat, the earth is compacted. The stalk is watered and covered with non-woven material. It takes root and in a year begins to grow actively.

Phlox in landscape design

A little imagination and even an inexperienced summer resident will be able to compose from several colors of phlox a chic composition for his yard.

Flocks in the yard of the house

Flowers are often decorated with natural stone. Phlox flower beds are no exception.

Features of the phlox are subulate. Video

The stylized phlox in the design of country plots