Our Plant of the Month for August is the beautiful Phlox. Quite possibly one of the most colourful of the creeping phloxes, this dainty, evergreen perennial is a versatile solution for a colourful spring garden. Perfect for planting in drifts for a carpet of colour through April and into May or dotted around to fill gaps and keep weeds at bay, Phlox will brighten up any garden space.
In bloom every April and May, Phlox are great way to add colour to your spring garden.
With an abundance star-like flowers along with distinctive needle-like leaves, each plant will spread to 60cm (2ft) across and is the perfect choice for rock gardens and for edging paths and borders. Also known as creeping moss phlox, you can grow it in mixed borders in full sun as well as in all manner of containers – it really is a plant for every occasion. It looks just as good in cottage garden as it does in a city or courtyard garden.
Low-maintenance solution for colourful groundcover that keeps weeds at bay
As well as making an invaluable groundcover plant and weed suppressant, hardy carpet phlox is a low or no maintenance hardy plant needing very little in the way of aftercare, making it the perfect plant for those new to gardening or with no time for faddy garden divas. Mixing up the colours of pink, purple and white provides a stunning display.
Caring for your Phlox
- Requires good drainage.
- Drought tolerant, once established.
- Feed and water regularly, particularly during dry periods, until the young phlox plants are fully established.
- For plants supplied in autumn, they are best potted up and allowed to grow on before planting out in spring.
Very easy to care for and a great way to add beautiful colour and professional coverage, this pretty hardy perennial will brighten up your Spring garden. If you are interested in finding out more click here. Take a look at our other recommendations for Plant of the Month.