11 Review (s)

  1. Lyudmila Cheremshina, Tver

    I love phloxes, I try to replenish the collection every year. Sometimes only the little black can manage to get out. But the phlox does not take root. For a long time, so that the cutting could give roots faster, I took the "Kornevin". Now instead of it any more the first year I use unusual at first sight, but really operating products:

    honey: enough to dissolve the whole teaspoon on 1,5 l of water and at night lower the tips of the cuttings;
    potatoes: you can root directly in the tubers themselves. Do not forget to water the potatoes periodically, so the stalk quickly forms roots; s Aloe juice is a natural stimulant.

    In a glass of water, add 3 drops of juice, this will be enough; s yeast: also used to stimulate root formation, dissolve fresh yeast (100 g) in 1 l of water and put cuttings in the resulting solution for a day. Then remove them, wash them and put them in water.

  2. Maria Innokentievna Gracheva, Petrozavodsk, Karelia

    Do not wait until the plant gets sick, better handle it beforehand. For example, phloxes or grubs almost every year suffer from powdery mildew (leaves appear whitish plaque), or roses are often attacked by aphids, and the viburnum is eaten so that only leaves remain from the leaves.

    In the early spring (and then again - at the beginning of summer) treat the plants with special preparations, especially since on sale you can find remedies for almost all diseases.

  3. Sergey Samoletnikov, Yaroslavl.

    Tell me, please, that for the phlox (in the photo) and how to care for it? Grows on my Alpine hill.


    • OOO "Sad"

      This is a Douglas flox, a short one (up to 10-12 cm in height). It does not grow as fast as, for example, Phlox is subulate. The flowers and leaves of this phlox are also smaller.
      Like other ground-covering phloxes, it needs a loose, water-permeable, sufficiently nutritious, moderately moist soil. The best

  4. Amalia Nikolaevna Gordetskaya, Serpukhov, Moscow Region.

    Probably the most harmful and common phlox disease is powdery mildew. It affects all parts of plants.

    Especially strongly develops sore in the second half of summer, when the plaque, consisting of the mycelium of a harmful fungus, grows and completely covers all the leaves.

    If you do not take timely measures, then the diseased leaves fall off, the inflorescences remain underdeveloped, the flowers become smaller. Do not wait for you to bloom beautifully ... To overcome powdery mildew, immediately collect fallen leaves, phlox bushes and soil around, spray around with a 1% solution of copper or iron sulfate in the fall. During flowering, spray the phlox with fungicides twice with an interval of 10 days.

  5. Svetlana Dmitrievna ZINKEVICH

    Many gardeners believe that growing phlox is a trifle. But this culture makes its demands at every stage of cultivation. After completing them, you can get lush caps of fragrant flowers in your garden.

    The first thing to do is to choose the correct landing site. It should be sunny and open, only in such conditions dense inflorescences with healthy and bright flowers are formed on the phlox and the bush itself looks squat and sturdy. In the shade, of course, phloxes can grow but the appearance will be completely different
    Soils must be neutral, loose, fertile, well-moistened. You can plant flowers throughout the growing season. The distance between plants should be from 40 to 60 cm (depending on the variety).

    In order that the phloxes continuously bloom and grow in one place, fertilizers should be regularly applied. During the season, you can feed plants 5 times.
    It is desirable to make the first fertilization immediately after the snow falls (mineral fertilizers).

    In late May, you can make a second top dressing with a high content of nitrogen (for example, infusion of mullein). During the budding period, we add potash fertilizers (potassium sulfate). In the flowering period, we add phosphorus fertilizers to potassium fertilizers.
    These elements will make phloxes bright, lush and resistant to fungal diseases. The last, fifth fertilizing is at the end of flowering - we are introducing phosphorus-potassium fertilizers. Use of such a system of fertilizing allows you to grow phloxes in one place for 7 years without loss of decorativeness.

    Phloxes react very painfully to the lack of moisture in the soil, so we must try to shed the entire layer of bedding of the root system. At 1 m2 will take about 2 buckets of water. Do not pour cold water in the hot season. In order to retain moisture in the soil, it is desirable to mulch.

    In autumn, it is necessary to trim the bushes, leaving very small stumps in which spores and pests can not overwinter. Pruning is carried out with the onset of steady colds. Further, under the bushes, you can add a handful of superphosphate and ash (this will be additional nutrition during spring awakening), and then mulch.

  6. Alina SHKLYAEVA, city of Izhevsk

    A couple of years ago, I wanted to reproduce perennial phloxes. I chose several large specimens that faded and formed seeds, cut
    and put them on the veranda for ripening. In November, when the ground was not yet frozen, but already covered with a thin layer of snow, I picked out all the seeds from the inflorescences, chose the largest ones and, without soaking, sowed them on a pre-prepared
    flowerbed. Above threw snow on the crops. It is not necessary to be afraid of snow when planting phloxes - for good germination of seeds
    (it is necessary to go through freezing. Why should phloxes not be sown in September and even in October? The beginning of autumn is the rainy season, and the seeds that fall into the wet, warm earth can simply rot.
    In general, I took everything into account when I sowed phlox. Except for one: in the autumn I sowed lilac phloxes, and in the summer dirty-light pink bloomed in me - the plants did not retain their parental traits. First upset, and then thought: “And great! So every year. when I sow home phlox seeds, in the spring I will get a new color! And you don’t have to spend money on new varieties. ”

  7. Elena Akhtulova, Kirov

    Color of phlox
    My first phlox had small purple flowers.
    Now I have 10 varieties with bright large flowers! That they all grow well and blossom, I adhere to such rules of planting and leaving.
    • Between the bushes I leave a distance of at least 50 cm, as they are greatly expanded. Phloxes perfectly feel themselves in the penumbra, but with a strong lack of light they stretch out and weakly bloom. On the scorching sun quickly burn out and lose decorativeness.
    • You can plant phlox in any soil, but it is better if it is a light loam. It's good to add humus.
    • When planting, it is better to alternate varieties of different colors, but you must take into account the height of each variety. Otherwise, higher ones will muffle the undersized ones.
    • Transplant phloxes at any time, even during flowering. Just do not delay with the planting in the fall. Plants should be well rooted. Although one day I accidentally left a seedling on the ground near the fence. So he also hibernated, and in the spring gave sprouts and then blossomed happily.
    • In autumn, after flowering, I cut off the stems, leaving small penechki. I'm not hiding anything.
    • Of all the phlox propagation methods, I prefer dividing the bush. The divided part grows at any time in the vegetation of the plant.
    Phloxes are the best perennials for those who can not spend much time on the flower garden. Even for minimal care, they will thank them with bright flowering to the very frosts.

  8. Elena OSS, Lugansk

    Prophylaxis on phlox
    By autumn, on phlox, in spite of summer treatments, powdery mildew may appear. Therefore, after flowering, I cut off the plant almost to the ground and, for the sake of prevention, I spray it with an infusion of ashes (3 kg per 10 L of water) or soda ash with soap (50 g soda and soap for 10 L of water).

  9. Irina KIRSANOVA, Moscow

    Phlox for luxury bouquets
    With the correct planting and good care, phloxes adorn the site with a long and lush bloom.
    First of all, you need to choose the right place for planting these plants. They are photophilous, so in the shade they will grow poorly and fade poorly.
    Phloxes are quite demanding on soils. They do not like clay or acidified soil. Accordingly, they need to prepare a planting pit with a light fertile soil, necessarily adding bone meal or ash to it (approximately 1 glass). Phloxes grow poorly in lowlands with stagnation of water. If at you such site, necessarily fill up on a bottom of a landing hole a drainage.
    The main secret of the luxuriant flowering of phlox is in their correct and timely feeding. In spring, during active growth, use a complex mineral fertilizer, cover the bushes with garden soil with the addition of ash. Before flowering, feed flocs with any fertilizer for flowering plants. In August-September, 2-3 fertilizing with phosphorus-potassium fertilizers is necessary for a good wintering.

  10. Julia Mamaeva, Moscow

    In July, it is possible to proceed to cuttings of phlox. Use only non-woody shoots: it is unlikely that something will turn out from the green that has not yet formed. Each stalk should be with two kidneys and one internode. The lower cut is done immediately under the kidney, the upper cut-on 0,5 cm above the kidney. Remove the lower leaves, leaving only the petiole, all the rest boldly cut off halfway.
    Root them in a greenhouse or in a special cutter, and then plant them in sand prepared in advance. But in the box there should be not only sand, but a whole “pie” - drainage from below (1-2 cm), then a layer of fertile soil (10-15 cm), and only then sand (2-4 cm).
    Cut the cuttings and spray constantly. Phlox - a culture that is easily rooted, in two weeks the treasured roots will appear.
    Phloxes can be propagated by leaf cuttings. With a sharp knife, cut off the axillary bud with a piece of stalk and a leaf. Drop it into the prepared box. Care for leaf cuttings is the same as for stem leaves. A good lobe of roots is formed in three weeks.


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