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Phlox drummondii (Polemoniaceae)
A short, hardy, upright annual, native to Texas, but adapted throughout the southeastern United States. It is a variety that has been used extensively in European gardens for many decades. Flowers are concentrated in clusters on top of sturdy, erect stems. The exquisite deep red flowers bloom continually if watered frequently. Prefers light or sandy well-drained soil in full sun.
Average planting success with this species: 70%
Height: 8-24 inches
Germination: 10-30 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 60F-70F
Sowing depth: 1/16"
Blooming period: April-June
Average seeds per pound: 234,000
Seeding rate: 8 lbs. per acre
1 oz Covers: 340 sq. ft.
Suggested use: Roadsides, floral gardens, wooden barrels, mixtures.
Miscellaneous: Flowers are delightfully fragrant. Adds life to any cut flower arrangement.