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    Phlox paniculata 'David' is a white garden phlox cultivar that typically grows in an upright clump to 3-4' tall. Fragrant, tubular flowers (1/2" to 1" diameter) with long corolla tubes and five flat petal-like lobes are pure white. Individual flowers are densely arranged in large, terminal, pyramidal clusters (panicles to 6-12" long) in summer atop stiff, upright stems which seldom need staking. Attracts butterflies and pollinating insects.

    Product Information
    🚚 Shipping Starts: End of March 2023
    📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Bare Rooted Plant

    ☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 36-48"
    🌸 Blooming Period: Jun - Jul
    🌱 Bulb Size: I (Top Size)
    Planting Distance: 24-30"
    Planting Depth: 1"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: 3-8
    🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
    💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 1-3

    Frequently Asked Questions

    David Phlox bulbs are a popular choice among gardeners for their beautiful flowers and delightful fragrance. To plant them, choose a well-draining site with access to full sun or partial shade. Prepare the soil by loosening it and mixing it in organic matter, such as compost.

    Plant the bulbs 1-2 inches deep and 12-18 inches apart, with the pointed side facing up. Water the bulbs thoroughly after planting and throughout the growing season, maintaining a consistent moisture level without allowing the soil to become waterlogged. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring and add a layer of mulch to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Prune back any dead foliage in the fall and provide additional winter protection with a layer of mulch or straw.

    The optimal time to plant David Phlox bulbs is in the early spring, when the soil has warmed and the risk of frost has passed. Planting at this time allows the bulbs to establish a strong root system before the hot summer months, leading to a more successful blooming season.

    Alternatively, you can plant bulbs in the fall, but this may result in a reduced bloom performance the following year.

    David Phlox bulbs typically take between 3 and 5 months to bloom after planting. The exact duration depends on factors such as climate, soil conditions, and the overall health of the bulbs.

    To encourage a robust and healthy bloom, ensure that the bulbs are planted in well-draining soil, receive adequate sunlight, and are watered consistently throughout the growing season.

    David Phlox bulbs can be susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases. Common pests include aphids, spider mites, and slugs, while powdery mildew, leaf spot, and root rot are prevalent diseases.

    To prevent these issues, maintain proper spacing between plants to promote good air circulation, avoid overwatering, and apply a suitable fungicide or pesticide when necessary. Also, removing any affected plant material and cleaning up garden debris can help prevent the spread of diseases.

    David Phlox bulbs can be propagated through division or by collecting seeds. To propagate through division, gently dig up the established clump of bulbs in the fall, taking care not to damage the roots. Separate the bulbs into smaller clumps, ensuring that each division has at least one healthy bulb with roots.

    Replant the divisions in prepared soil and water thoroughly. For seed propagation, collect seeds from mature plants after the flowers have faded and dried. Sow seeds indoors in seed trays or containers filled with moist seed-starting mix and place them in a warm, well-lit area until seedlings emerge.


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