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by ladyslippers on September 19, 2006 08:41 AM
I have a question about what tall garden phlox like. I have some, but they do not get as big and lovely as others I have seen. what do they like for fertilizer etc. thanks for any information you give me. Would like to much better blooms next summer.

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by alankhart on September 19, 2006 07:44 PM
Garden phlox likes full sun/partial shade , so make sure yours is getting enough sun. They also like good, healthy soil ammended with compost. Although I rarely fertilize other than with compost, I would think any good fertilizer with a high second number (which helps blooming) would be alright. Which cultivar do you have? Some don't get as tall as others.

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by debnoel on September 20, 2006 01:21 AM
My phlox was beautiful this year and I just put on that shake and feed stuff in the spring and they seem to do okay. I have 3 different kinds and I like them because they bloom mid season. They seeded themselves all over the back yard and I was digging up seedlings and putting them into a bed before the first mow of the spring.
by debnoel on September 20, 2006 01:22 AM
My phlox was beautiful this year and I just put on that shake and feed stuff in the spring and they seem to do okay. I have 3 different kinds and I like them because they bloom mid season. They seeded themselves all over the back yard and I was digging up seedlings and putting them into a bed before the first mow of the spring.
by ladyslippers on September 20, 2006 05:50 AM
thanks for the info. I probably need to fertilize them. I know I have one that is a shorter variety, but the other is a taller variety. I don't know the name of them. I have used shake and feed before so I will try that this spring. I would love to see them seeding in my yard! They do get sun. thanks again for the infor.

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