Plant Care Summer Phlox
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Summer Phlox

5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

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

Also known as

Garden phlox, Garden phlox, Fall phlox, Perennial phlox, Summer phlox and Peppermint Twist

Taxonomy

Phlox paniculata
Phlox
Polemoniaceae
Ericales

How to care for Summer Phlox

Water

How often to water your Summer Phlox

Water needs for Summer Phlox
0.5 cups
every 9

Summer 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 Summer Phlox

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 Summer Phlox: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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

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

Summer Phlox does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Summer Phlox

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Summer 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 Summer Phlox after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Summer 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!


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Care Summary for Summer Phlox

Summer Phlox

Summer Phlox


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Summer Phlox has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Summer Phlox has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Summer Phlox has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Summer Phlox has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Amberblueeyes avatar
@Amberblueeyes
leaf-1 61 Plants
xp 830 XP
globe Grand Haven, Michigan
08/11/2021

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
@Amiee
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 110 XP
07/07/2021

Very pretty blooms that smell so good.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
James avatar
@James
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe Nathan, Queensland
06/02/2021

Would look lovely from a hanging basket or something similar

Blooms easily Blooms easily

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