Floks Drummonda (Phlox drummondi), also called the flame, it does not differ much from the permanent phloxes. These plants have highly branched stems, often littering. Narrow leaves, lanceolate-cordate, soft. Narrow flowers, tubular-disc-shaped with five lobes, single-color or multi-colored, collected in gable panicles or umbels. Crown petals full-edge or cut and serrated. They bloom from June to October, but the flowers are sensitive to prolonged rains. In terms of plant height, the varieties can be divided into: high – growing up to 40 cm, and low – do 15-20 cm. High can be used: for discounts, klomby, for a cut flower, low varieties – for borders and as potted plants.
The seeds are sown in March for a warm one or in April for a cold inspection. Phloxes can also be obtained from seeds sown straight into the ground at the end of April. Plants sown for inspection require quilting, and sown right into the ground – interrupting (plants are left co 15 cm). They are planted permanently in May, spaced 20X30 cm. Requires fertile soil, sufficiently moist, sunny position.
There are groups of flames:
Phlox Drummondii grandiflora (large-flowered) – show. 30-35 cm, large flowers, in diameter 2-3 cm, gathered in umbellate inflorescences. Variations: Shiny – dark pink with a dark eye. Coc * cinea – fiery red, Starred bright – scarlet with a white eye, Zinnoberrot – vermilion red;
Phlox Drummondii nana compacta (dwarf) – show. 15-20 cm, spherical habit of plants, flowers slightly smaller than large-flowered ones. Variations: Blue Beauty – blue, Pink Bsauty – pink, Salmon Beauty – salmon, Scarlet Beauty – scarlet, Yellow Bsauty -yellow;
Phlox Drummondii stellaris – show. 15-20 cm, compact plant habit, flowers have a star structure, often there is a star-shaped eye in the center.