How to plant Phlox

— Plant your Phlox in spring, ideally after frosts have finished; keep the crown of plant at or just above the soil surface.

— Plant in borders or large patio containers, in full sun or part shade.

— Set plants 40-60cm apart.

— Water-in after planting and keep hydrated while in growth

— Once established, this plant will survive winter outdoors.

— Plants may need staking if grown in an exposed position.

— To prolong flowering remove the flower clusters as soon as they start to fade.

— Feed plants with a general fertiliser once in early spring, followed by a light mulch of rich leaf-mould or well-rotted compost.

— Feed again in early or mid-summer.

Read further general instructions about planting bare-root perennials

Planting instructions