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Phlox divaricata for sale near gujranwala

Phlox divaricata for sale near gujranwala

Phlox divaricata for sale near gujranwala

The decumbent stem of wild blue phlox roots at the nodes sending up erect branches 8-18 in. Loose, flat clusters of fragrant, lavender or pink flowers with notched petals occur at the top of these stems. The leaves on decumbent stems are broader than those on flowering stems. A loose cluster of slightly fragrant, light blue flowers tops a somewhat sticky stem that produces leafy, creeping shoots at the base.

Phlox

This beautiful species is most common in midwestern woods and fields. It is sometimes known as "Wild Sweet William," a name also given to P. maculata. The mature plants in the eastern part of the range have notched petals; those in the western do not. The basal runners of the lovely Creeping Phlox (P. stolonifera) form large patches; it has fewer stem leaves and fewer flowers in its clusters; it occurs from Pennsylvania and Ohio south to northern Georgia.Phlox is self-incompatible, so it requires cross-pollination to produce seed. Butterflies are the most effective pollinators. As they insert their proboscis into the flower to drink nectar, it contacts the anthers and picks up pollen. As they coil the proboscis before moving to the next flower, most of the pollen falls off, but so

me remains to be transferred to the stigma of the next flower that they drink nectar from.

This is a Phlox for shade or partial shade and medium to drier soils. Wild Blue Phlox is rhizomatous and will spread slowly but steadily. It is also commonly referred to as Blue Phlox, Woodland Phlox, or Louisiana Phlox. Some may call it Wild Sweet William, but that is the common name we give to Phlox maculata. The flowers, atop sticky stems, are slightly fragrant and range in color from pale blue to lavender to violet. Deer seem to have little interest in Phlox, but rabbits especially like Wild Blue.The seeds you received are dormant. You will need to have patience while Mother Nature unlocks that dormancy mechanism naturally throughout the next winter, or you can unlock the dormancy mechanism yourself and “artificially stratify” the seed to mimic winter, and then plant. Wild Phlox needs 60 days of artificial stratification, so that would mean you could sow your seed early July – which honestly isn’t great timing for your seeds to sprout during the hottest and driest time of the summer. You might just want to plant outdoors now, and anticipate germination in spring 2022. For more on germination codes and instructions, check out this blog. (Source: www.prairiemoon.com)

 

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