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How do I plant perennial phkox that are already shooting?

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I have just been supplied phlox which have white shoots, some several inches long. What potting compost is recommended and how much of the plant should be covered?

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J.I No 2 or 3.
I would plant with about half the length of the stems below the surface. Sunlight will soon turn them green.
Better still put them in the garden!

13 May, 2009


Thanks for your advice. I'll do just that.

13 May, 2009

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