Unique colors and rapid flowering attract the look of flower beds with phlox. These amazing flowers will be able to decorate any personal plot. However, they do not cause problems in the growing process, but only if a certain technology is followed.
Phlox in landscape design
Since phlox are unpretentious plants, they can be planted in a variety of places, regardless of the type of soil. Even if there is no plot of land, you can plant flowers in a container. If there is land, you can give free rein to imagination and build many flower beds with phlox.
Flowerbed with phlox
Having certain knowledge in the field of landscape design, with the help of phloxes you can create various compositions that will differ in harmony in color and location in space.
Note! Experts recommend planting phlox in a flower bed in a large array, placing them taking into account the height of adult plants, the time of their flowering, as well as the nuances of a combination of inflorescences and foliage.
Plain flowers are best suited for decorating parks and large tracts, as they look most advantageously from a long distance. For those who like to enjoy the beauty of flowers in the early morning or evening, varieties with white flowers or chameleons that change their color are best suited.
Choosing a place under the flowerbed
Despite the fact that phlox is considered unpretentious and universal plants, they will not grow in any selected place. For fruitful cultivation, you need to take care of the appropriate soil quality and secrecy.
Phlox in landscape design
In order for phloxes to feel comfortable in the garden, it is necessary to provide the following conditions:
- High-quality lighting - all phloxes are photophilous cultures that develop poorly and bloom in shading conditions. Moreover, different categories of plants require their own lighting intensity. Diffuse lighting sites are considered the best place to grow these flowers.
- Protection from wind and drafts - otherwise the plant will lose accuracy and compactness.
As for the topography of the soil, it can be either perfectly flat or have all kinds of defects. The only thing to consider: these flowers should not be planted in lowlands, hollows, and also in places with the likelihood of water accumulation. As for slopes, slopes and complex reliefs, in such places, phloxes can grow normally if they are provided with the necessary conditions.
Important! When creating compositions near houses or other buildings, you need to focus directly on objects and their impact on the microclimate. From the eastern, western and partly from the southern sides, it is recommended to plant bush varieties that will not grow from the northern sides.
Types of phlox - choose the most beautiful
It is very difficult to select the most beautiful flowers, as each grower has their own. Some prefer low-growing shrubs, others prefer tall with large inflorescences. Among gardeners, perennial phloxes are very popular, since they are more unpretentious in care and do not require annual planting of seedlings.
All phloxes are good and beautiful in their own way, but the following are still considered the most popular:
- Snow Avalanche - refers to the early flowering pyramidal group. In height, these flowers grow up to 80 cm. The flowers are pure white.
- Delta is another flower belonging to the early flowering pyramidal group. The height of an adult plant does not exceed 1 meter. The flowers are white with a middle of raspberry hue.
- Natasha - develops slowly and grows no more than 80 cm. The flowers are two-tone with white petals and wide raspberry-pink stripes.
- Hummingbird - refers to the representatives of small-colored phlox. It differs in branched and large inflorescences of a conical shape. Light lilac-blue flowers with a purple star in the center. It features high winter hardiness.
- A shimmering star is star-shaped flowers with a characteristic fragrant aroma and pointed edges. Bushes are undersized. The flowering period falls on the June-September month. Thanks to its miniature size, this variety can be grown on balconies.
- Ferdinand - grows to a height of 60 cm. The stems are branched with petals needle-shaped, round, star-shaped, dissected. Color may be different. It has a strong aroma and terry flowering.
Phlox Snow Avalanche
- Davids Lavender is a powerful broadleaf flower with oval-conical inflorescences of lilac color with a white center.
- Selena is a medium-sized plant, the height of the bush does not exceed 80 cm. Flowering begins in mid-summer. Inflorescences are lush conical in shape of dark pink color with a gray haze.
- Bach - grows up to 80 cm in height. Medium-sized flowers of dark pink color with raspberry ring bloom in July. Flowers of this variety are sensitive to the sun and bad weather, so planting should be carried out in partial shade.
- Berendey is a compact flower with strong shoots and large rounded inflorescences. The plant grows to a height of 80 cm. The flowers are large lilac in color, covered with a silver coating.
Phloxes are very beautiful flowers, regardless of variety and name. Their inflorescences do not leave anyone indifferent, therefore, each gardener must decide for himself which ones to plant on their site.
Phlox David's Lavender
Choice of colors
Today there is a large selection of phloxes that differ in color palette. Flowers can be selected from snow white to dark purple. Only, in the palette there is no yellow color and its shades, but only white-pink-lilac tones are present.
All phloxes have a delicate color with romantic notes.
A spectacular combination of phlox with other colors
Many beginner gardeners are wondering what to plant next to phlox. Before deciding which flowers to plant on the flower garden, it is necessary to find out what kind these or other plants belong to.
Ground cover flowers are best for decorating slides, decorating walls and garden flowerpots. To emphasize borders, garden paths and dividing the garden into sections, it is best to prefer low-growing plants.
Important! Tall specimens perfectly adorn mixborders.
Lilies and phloxes in one flower bed
Lilies and phloxes on one flower bed are perfectly combined, but this does not apply to all species. Therefore, before you plant a phlox next to a lily, you need to develop a certain scheme. Phloxes of a blue and violet shade in combination with lilies look too variegated. A good background for the growing shoots of lilies are creeping varieties.
Lilies and phloxes in one flower bed
To emphasize the splendor and massiveness of the plant, you can plant a catnip next to it, which in such a combination will seem completely weightless. The duet will be ideal not only in terms of color, but also in textures, shapes and contours. It is best to combine pink-colored varieties of phlox with catnip.
Due to the huge variety of phlox, which differ in color and height for the design of flower beds, you can use all kinds of flowers. In this case, most often for planting, combinations of phlox with hosts, roses, marigolds, gladioli, lilies, as well as ferns are used.
How to achieve a greater effect
Having decided what phlox is combined with, you can easily create attractive flower beds that will delight you with beauty throughout the season. With summer-autumn varieties, it is best to host hosts, cornflowers or astilbe.
Important! For plants blooming in spring, primrose and saxifrage will be ideal neighbors.
Top dressing for beautiful flowering
Depending on the phases of development, plants need top dressing. If everything is done correctly, then you can achieve magnificent and beautiful, as well as long flowering.
During intensive development and growth, the plant needs abundant watering. In addition, you can feed the flower with nitrogen. During the bud formation period, the need for nitrogen decreases and the plant needs more potassium and phosphorus. At the end of the flowering period and at the time of seed ripening, it is necessary to provide the plant with nutritional components so that it can more easily tolerate winter.
Throughout the growing season, phlox, regardless of whether it is a flower or a perennial, requires additional nutrition, which should be carried out about 5-6 times. The method can be used both root and root.
Note! It is also necessary to add fertilizers to the soil before planting flowers - thus, the fertility of the soil increases and its structure improves.
Picture 6. Astilbe, roses and phlox in the flowerbed
To organize flower beds at home, in the country or on the balcony in a city apartment, phloxes of a surprisingly bright color are ideal. Plants are unpretentious in care and look great in the same area with different colors. Thanks to this, you can create a flowerbed without the help of your own hands, which will be the pride of any owner.