Hi I have been trying for years to grow (Phlox drummondii) from seed (as i dont find these plants at nurserys or garden centers) and I havent been successful. I tried indoors and outdoors... nothing.. indoors they sprout a bit but when i move em outdoors they die... outdoors nothing grew.... I live in area code 19422, PA zone 6... when is the best time to plant them. i really love em please advise on how i can grow em. Thanks Roopa
Thanks for writing. Annual phlox doesn't have any special requirements --- you should be able to treat it like any other seed. Don't slow it too deeply --- don't put more than a quarter of an inch of seed-starting mix on the small seeds. Give it plenty of light and warmth.
For more tips, check out: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/garden-care/seed-starting-essentials/