Height: 4-18" (10-40cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: White, pink, red, orange, yellow ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder) Order: Polemoniales (Jacob's Ladder Order) Family: Polemoniaceae (Jacob's Ladder Family) Genus: Phlox (Phlox) Species: drummondii (Drummond's) ____________________________________
Phlox drummondii is a useful annual for edging borders or filling an empty spot in a rockery. It forms a dense cushion of softly hairy leaves, with large terminal clusters of soft rounded flowers usually in shades of pink, red or white, but with new hybrids now in salmons and oranges, and varying in height from miniatures of only 4" to larger plants up to 18" high.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Outside (33 days)
Seed Pod Each individual flower produces its own seedpod. The seedpod is a small ball.
Seed The seeds are small brown dimpled drops. There are many seeds in each seedpod.
Seedling The seedling has sturdy oval leaves. The first true leaves are more pointed.
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