Monday, June 06, 2011
Phlox drummondii ‘Blue Star’
Synonyms: Annual Phlox
This is the first F1 Hybrid Phlox and it is gorgeous. The purple shading in this variety (it is often sold as a mix) is outstanding. Best if treated like an annual these new strains are said to last the whole season, which is a definite bonus compared to its older counterparts. It is best to plant this in the garden during the early season cool temperatures. ‘Blue Star’ Phlox has a well-branched mounded habit that gets about 12 inches tall. It likes full sun (5 to 6 hours per day) in moist well-drained soil. The bright colors can attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Since we have fallen behind at work (drat you rain) we have to pick up the pace a little. Thankfully the big annual plantings are in but there still a lot of big containers to plant with annuals. The season started a little slow for us but things keep getting added on (I am not complaining about it).