Plant Care Garden Phlox

Garden Phlox

5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Garden Phlox has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Garden Phlox has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Fall phlox, Perennial phlox, Summer phlox and Peppermint Twist


Phlox paniculata

How to care for Garden Phlox


How often to water your Garden Phlox

Water needs for Garden Phlox
0.5 cups
every 9

Garden Phlox needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Garden Phlox

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Garden Phlox in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Garden Phlox: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Garden Phlox love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Garden Phlox does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Garden Phlox in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Garden Phlox

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Garden Phlox: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Garden Phlox after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Garden Phlox is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Garden Phlox

Garden Phlox

Garden Phlox

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Garden Phlox has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Garden Phlox has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Garden Phlox has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Garden Phlox has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
@Amberblueeyes avatar
leaf-1 94 Plants
xp 5,331 XP
globe Grand Haven, MI

Nothing can kill this plant, it just always blooms and stays healthier than most plants dealing with pests, water, etc. 😍

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Amiee avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 110 XP

Very pretty blooms that smell so good.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
James avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe Nathan, Queensland

Would look lovely from a hanging basket or something similar

Blooms easily Blooms easily

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