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Phlox 'Red Drummond' from seed

Posted by tkhooper 8 (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 14, 10 at 14:28

I get so excited when I receive seeds from a trade I like to rush out and plant them but I've learned I need to research them first.

Could someone tell me when and under what conditions I should plant these seeds? Full sun, part shade; moist soil or dry; spring or fall; rich soil or poor. Any information would be appreciated.

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RE: Phlox 'Red Drummond' from seed

Soak seed in water for 12 hours then store at 40F for 4 weeks then lightly cover the seed soil temperature 65-70F for germination in about 21 days & an 10 weeks growing on time to ste out green. count back 13 weeks from time you wish to set out to determine sow date

RE: Phlox 'Red Drummond' from seed

Thirteen weeks, slow growing little darlings aren't they. But they look worth it to me. Thank you for the information I appreciate it.

RE: Phlox 'Red Drummond' from seed

Phlox drummondii
Type: Annual
Light: Sun
Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained
Height: 1-1.5'
Spacing: 1'
Season: Summer to fall
Depth: 1/16"
Flat temp: 55-65F
Sprout time: 7-25 days
Tip: Sow indoors 6-8 wks before planting out after frost, or outdoors in early spring; fall sow in mild winter areas.
10-12 wks from sowing to bloom.
(as found on select seeds' website)

RE: Phlox 'Red Drummond' from seed

Cool those directions seem much easier for me. I'm disabled and sometimes I can't make sense of things. Thank you so much for sharing the information.

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