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differing color, the phlox is a showy annual growing from six to
twelve inches in height with clusters of trumpet-shaped blooms
on stems. Cut spent blooms or pick for bouquets to encourage
continued production. This low-growing annual prefers full sun
and sandy soil with adequate moisture to insure flowering.
Phlox masses well, creating an attractive bed, border, or edge
along walkways.
Drummond cultivars and hybrids that flourish in our area
include Brilliant (tall, long blooming in several colors), Chanal
(pink double blooms resembling a rose), and Twinkle (tiny star-
like flowers with fringed and pointed petals). Dwarf varieties
include Globe, Dwarf Beauty, and Petticoat.
other varieties of phlox
Numerous other varieties of Phlox will thrive along the Gulf
coast. Those include:
Phlox divaricate, (wild sweet William), cultivars include:
Clouds of Perfume - fragrant blue blooms
Fuller’s White - fragrant pure white blooms
Blue Moon - deep violet purple blooms
Chattahoochee - lavender blue blooms with a maroon eye
Phlox stolonifera, (creeping phlox), groundcover that spreads
by runners
Bruce’s White
Pink Ridge
Sherwood Purple
Phlox subulata, (moss phlox), mat forming evergreen perennial
Oakington Blue - light blue blooms
Candy Stripe - rose pink with white edges
Coral Eye - white with a coral colored eye
Snowflake - white
Scarlet Flame - scarlet colored blooms
common or english primrose
(
primula vulgaris
)
English primrose is native to western and southern Europe
from Norway to Portugal, east to Germany and the Ukraine,
as well as south to Africa. The English primrose display jewel-
toned blooms with yellow eyes on “hairy” stalks among
bunches of crinkly-looking leaves.
Plant in organically enriched soil in part sun to bright shade.
Cold hardy to twenty degrees, four to twelve inches tall and
lightly scented, the flowers are typically yellow, pink, or white,
although a sub-species from Asia produces blooms in hues of
pink to red to purple.
Other species of primrose include the fairy primrose and the
German primrose, which are used less often because of their
tendency to cause skin irritations. They are however a lovely
DRUMMOND PHLOX
CHATTAHOOCHEE PHLOX
SNOWFLAKE PHLOX
CANDY STRIPE PHLOX
SCARLET FLAME PHLOX
ENGLISH PRIMROSE VARIETIES
CLOUDS OF PERFUME PHLOX
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