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📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Bare Rooted Plant

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

About Nicky

Introduce Phlox Nicky to your garden and enjoy a burst of magenta flowers all summer long. This hardy perennial is perfect for adding color to borders, rock gardens, and mixed beds.

  • Bright magenta flowers
  • Blooms all summer long
  • Perfect for borders and rock gardens
  • Typically grows in an upright clump to 2-3" tall
  • Highly fragrant
  • Attracts butterflies and pollinating insects

How to care for Nicky

  • Plant in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. 
  • Water regularly. 
  • Fertilize monthly during the growing season for optimal growth. 
  • Prune back in late fall to promote healthy new growth in the spring.

Frequently Asked Questions

Planting Nicky Phlox bulbs is an easy process that can be done by following these simple steps. Begin by selecting a well-draining location with partial to full sun exposure. Prepare the soil by loosening it and adding organic matter like compost or aged manure to improve its quality.

Dig a hole about 2-3 inches deep and place the bulb with the pointed end facing up, about 12 inches deep. Space the bulbs about 6-8 inches apart to give them enough room to grow. Cover the bulbs with soil, press down gently, and water thoroughly. Keep the soil consistently moist during the growing season, but avoid overwatering to prevent bulb rot.

The optimal time to plant Nicky Phlox bulbs is in the fall, approximately 6-8 weeks before the ground freezes in your area. This allows the bulbs to establish a strong root system before winter sets in.

Planting in fall also ensures that your Nicky Phlox will produce vibrant, fragrant flowers in the following spring or early summer. Be sure to select a location with good drainage and ample sunlight, as this will contribute to the overall health and vigor of your plants.

Caring for Nicky Phlox bulbs involves providing proper water, nutrients, and sunlight. Water the bulbs consistently to maintain evenly moist soil, but avoid overwatering, as this can lead to bulb rot. Fertilize your Nicky Phlox plants with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring and again in mid-summer to encourage healthy growth and abundant blooms.

Deadhead spent flowers to promote continuous blooming and keep the plants looking tidy. If you live in a region with harsh winters, consider applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plants to help insulate the bulbs and protect them from freezing temperatures.

Nicky Phlox bulbs can be propagated through division or seed collection. To propagate by division, carefully dig up the clump of bulbs in the fall, after the foliage has died back. Gently separate the individual bulbs, ensuring that each new division has a healthy root system and at least one growth point.

Replant the divided bulbs in a prepared bed or container, following the planting guidelines for proper depth and spacing. To propagate by seed, collect seeds from the mature flowers and sow them in a well-draining soil mix. Germination typically occurs within 2-4 weeks, depending on temperature and moisture conditions.

Nicky Phlox bulbs are considered deer-resistant, but they may not be entirely deer-proof. While deer tend to avoid plants with a strong fragrance, such as Nicky Phlox, these flowers may still be browsed upon if food sources are scarce.

To deter deer from your garden, consider using deer repellents, installing fencing, or planting other known deer-resistant plants around your Nicky Phlox to create a protective barrier.

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