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  • Phlox

    Family sishohovye.

    Natural climatic conditions: subtropical and temperate climatic zones of Northeast Asia and North America.

    Shoots and leaves, usually pubescent, hard, sometimes glandular, simple hairs, middle and lower leaves sessile, opposite upper ones - regular, different in shape( from broadly lanceolate to triangular);flowers five-membered, nail-shaped. The most common species are: Flox Ardensa * Mnogoletzh;a hybrid species, an inflorescence - a loose whisk of rounded outlines;flowers are light purple or lilac-pink;blooms in May - June. Phlox Drummond * Perennial, cultivated as an annual;inflorescence - a complex umbellate scute;flowering periods are different for different varieties;the basic forms of the plant: globular( the diameter of the plant is greater than the height, the main stem is erect, the lower shoots are at right angles, the upper shoots are at acute angle);compact( the internodes are close together, part of the lower shoots leaving first at a right angle to the upright stalk, rises, the other lateral shoots leave at an acute angle) and semi-stems( the main shoot spreads along the ground, the others leave from it at right angles up).The varieties are divided into three groups: Gigantea - tall( up to 60 cm) with flowers of medium size;Grandiflora - medium-sized( up to 30 cm) with large flowers;and Nana - dwarf varieties. The most common varieties: "Snowball" - spherical, compact with round white flowers;"Feuerbal" - spherical, compact with round velvety flowers with a dark pink tube, bright red petals and a yawn of another shade;and others. Phlox phalanx * Inflorescence - dense whisk, bright flowers;Numerous varieties( about one and a half thousand) differ in terms of flowering and coloration of flowers.

    The most common varieties( RC - early flowering, SC - flowering period average, PC - late blossoming): "Aurora" - coral-red flowers, SC;"Scarlet Flower" - pink-carmine flowers, RC;"Spring" - flowers red-pink, PC;"Kirmenslander" - flowers are white with a red throat, PC;"Novelty" - flowers lilac-blue, SC;"Panama" - flowers are white, SC;"Foyer-Spiegel" - flowers of fiery red, RC;and others. Phloxus charming * Stems creeping, rising;flowers are purple, there is a species with white flowers;blooms in May - June. Phlox spread out ♦ Stalk erect, thin;flowers bluish-violet, fragrant. Phlox Siberian * Stems creeping( plant height up to 10 cm);flowers in little-flowered inflorescences or solitary, pink or white;The most abundant blooms in May, but individual flowers appear until the end of summer. Phlox, subulate ♦ Perennial;stalks creeping, rooted in knots, firm;leaves are opposite;Inflorescence paniculate, flowers up to 2 cm in diameter, pink;during the flowering period, the plant is almost completely covered;the time of flowering is different. Quite unpretentious in the culture of plants. Humidity requirements: moderate humidity is required. Both overdrying and stagnant water are equally harmful. Requirements for heat and light: cold-resistant( except phlox stretched), heat and light-loving plant.

    Requirements for soil: undemanding, but with an excess of organic fertilizers, there is increased vegetative growth to the detriment of flowering, sometimes the form of the bush is lost( stretching of shoots).

    Reproduction: by seeds, cuttings and bush division( Drummond's flock is only seeds).

    Features: well worth the cut. In the open ground grown more often than on the balcony( the same conditions).