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How to grow Phlox from bare roots

In this brief video, we're tackling the task of planting up bare root phlox, a delightful addition to any garden. Join me as we delve into the process of nurturing these beauties from our friends at blomsterverdendanmark.



Phlox holds a special place in our Danish garden, cherished for its beauty and enchanting fragrance. What's more, these flowers are a low-maintenance marvel – a gardener's dream come true!


Looking to brighten up your floral arrangements? Phlox comes to the rescue with its vibrant and long-lasting blooms, available in a myriad of hues.


When it comes to cultivating phlox, you have two primary options: sowing seeds or opting for bare roots. Personally, I find collecting phlox seeds quite challenging.


Bare root plants, nurtured in nurseries and distributed in a more eco-friendly manner, offer a sustainable alternative to plastic-grown-container plants from garden centers.


Here's a simple guide to planting bare root phlox:

  1. Source reliable bare roots from reputable suppliers.

  2. Choose a sunny spot in your garden or start with a pot, as demonstrated in our video.

  3. For outdoor planting, ensure proper spacing of at least 30cm between plants.

  4. Untangle the roots and hydrate them with water before planting, if needed.

  5. Plant the roots, backfill the soil, and ensure they're snug but not compacted.


Wondering when's the best time to plant? Aim for April, May, or June. Late spring offers ideal conditions for phlox, allowing them to establish themselves before the summer heat sets in.


With their vibrant blooms and minimal upkeep, phlox is a must-have for any garden enthusiast. By following these simple steps for planting bare root phlox, you'll soon be enjoying a kaleidoscope of colors in your outdoor haven.

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