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Phlox flowers

Phlox flowersFor richness of colour and duration of bloom there are few plants that can rival either the annual or perennial Phlox. The trailing kinds are very suitable for small pots or rock-work, Phlox Drummondi for beds, and the French perennials, Phlox Decussata, for mixed borders. A rich, loamy soil suits them best, and they must never lack moisture.

Phlox are easily raised in spring from seed, and the perennials may be increased by cuttings placed under glass, or by division. Flower in July. Their height is about two feet.