Cherry Caramel

Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • Tan flowers with cherry red centres
    • Great in containers
    • Subdued colour range

Cherry Caramel

Description:

Phlox drummondii. Cherry Caramel Phlox produces wave after wave of flowers in a gorgeous, subdued tan colour with cherry red centres. The branched stems are excellent as cut flowers, and they really fill a patio container. Annual Phlox thrives in cooler weather, so if it wanes in high summer, cut it back to 5cm (2") and expect a second flush of flowers in late summer and early autumn. 

Annual

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
0.25g (approx. 112 seeds) FL1226A $3.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
1g (approx. 450 seeds) FL1226B $5.99 Unavailable  
5g (approx. 2250 seeds) FL1226C $15.99 Unavailable  
25g (approx. 11250 seeds) FL1226D $47.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
100g (approx. 45000 seeds) FL1226E $157.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • Tan flowers with cherry red centres
    • Great in containers
    • Subdued colour range

How To Grow

Our annual phlox is a cultivar of Phlox drummondii, which is native to Texas, but found in numerous other states. It is a low-growing meadow wildflower that works well on its own, or planted with others in containers or raised beds. Continue reading below for some tips on how to grow phlox from seed.

Latin
Phlox drummondii
Family: Polemoniaceae

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun

Timing
Annual phlox dislikes root disturbance, so direct sow in spring, as soon as the ground can be worked. Otherwise, start indoors in coir or peat pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost date, and then carefully transplant outdoors when the first true leaves appear. Seeds should germinate in 5-10 days.

Starting
Just cover the small seeds, and germinate at 16°-18°C (60°-65°F). Thin or space transplants at 20-30cm (8-12") apart.

Growing
This cool season plant may slow down in the heat of high summer. If this happens, cut the plants back dramatically to just 5cm (2"), and await a second burst of blooms as autumn approaches. Be sure to keep irrigated in hot weather, particularly in containers.