Phlox flowers are beautiful, large summer flowers that can make any backyard or garden look stunning! There are many different varieties of phlox flowers as well as different colors, but whichever type you choose, you can bet your garden will be completely transformed! Grown in light shade, the phlox flowers like to grow near rocks and around wild garden plants. Today we'll show you how to grow phlox flowers directly from seed with our easy to follow gardening guide!

How to Grow Phlox From Seed

phlox garden

Light: Partly sunny

Type: Perennial

Height: 6 inches to 8 feet

Special Tolerance: Drought tolerant

Zones: 4-8

Planting Phlox:

  1. Start seeds indoors before the last frost date. Plant 2-3 seeds in each pot or in a small container.
  2. Plant in seed starting mix and use good quality, well draining soil.
  3. Moisten the soil by using a spray bottle. Keep the soil moist while germination occurs.
  4. Loosely cover pots or seed starting kits with plastic to retain moisture and maintain humidity.
  5. Place the pots in a warm, but not too sunny location.
  6. Once seedlings have grown, remove plastic and place in a sunny location, making sure to keep soil moist.


  1. Once seedlings are about 4-6 inches tall, you may go ahead and transplant them in a sunny spot.
  2. Make sure all danger of frost has passed.
  3. Plant in well draining soil.
  4. Fertilize using a flower fertilizer.
  5. Since phlox is drought resistant, not much watering is needed, but do check the soil once in a while, especially if you see the leaves drying out.

Happy Planting!

How to Grow Phlox

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