Phlox Seed - Phlox Crimson Beauty Flower Seeds

Phlox Seeds - Crimson

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 10

Height: 10 inches

Bloom Season: Early summer to early fall

Bloom Color: Crimson

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-drained, sandy, pH 6.1 - 7.3

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Phlox Drummondii

Planting Directions

Temperature: 65 - 70F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days

Light Required: No

Depth: 1/16th inch

Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 10 inches

Crimson Phlox (Phlox Drummondii Nana Compacta Beauty Crimson) - Known as annual Phlox or Drummond's Phlox, this little annual is widely distributed across the south eastern portion of the United States. It readily grows from Phlox seeds, and it quickly produces a low-growing, compact plant that is loaded with blooms. Phlox Crimson Beauty is well-suited as a container plant, or grow it along the front of the border or as a general ground cover. The name Phlox comes from the Greek word meaning "flame." The name Phlox is certainly appropriate for these brilliant, bright crimson blooms that nearly glow with color! Crimson Phlox is a wonderful ornamental that is lightly scented.

Sow Phlox flower seeds directly outdoors into prepared soil in the late fall or spring. After distributing the flower seed evenly, rake into loosened topsoil to ensure good seed contact with the soil. For earlier blooms, sow the crimson Phlox seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before setting out. As with all annual flowers, it is essential that annual Phlox Drummondii is allowed to re-seed for an abundant display the following year. Annual Phlox care includes trimming the plant back after the first flush of blooms. A trim encourages a second bloom of crimson Phlox flowers.

Beautiful Low-Growing Flower

Crimson phlox has a low-growing habit, and serves as an excellent low border in the landscape and garden!

Beautiful Low-Growing Flower

Beautiful Landscape Plant!

How To Grow

Phlox seeds can be sown directly outdoors into prepared soil in late fall or spring. After distributing the seed evenly, rake into loosened topsoil to ensure good soil contact. For earlier blooms, seeds can be sown indoors 4-6 weeks before setting outside. Sow 3-4 seeds per plant at a depth of 1/16th inch, and make sure to keep moist until germination. For a new display the following year, allow the blooms to reseed. Care for this plant includes trimming back after the first flush of blooms: a trim encourages a second bloom within the same season.

  • Soil: well-drained and sandy with pH 6.1-7.3
  • Plant spacing: 10 inches
  • Moisture: keep seeds moist until germination
Beautiful Landscape Plant!

Plant Information

Crimson phlox is a low-growing annual plant that grows in USDA zones 3 through 10. It has a mounding habit that makes it ideal for use as a bedding plant. The blooms are vividly-colored and the plant reaches up to 10 inches in height.

  • Bloom color: crimson
  • Bloom season: early summer to early fall
  • Environment: full sun