Zenobia or phlox is a magnificent plant that will remarkably transform any area, highlight accents in the exterior, and, in principle, looks beautiful. Once you look at this flower, you will fall in love with the plant, you will definitely want to add it to your garden. Phlox is easy enough to maintain, even a novice gardener can handle flower care. One has only to start and form a sufficient theoretical knowledge base about this beautiful plant. This is what we will do right now, highlighting the main pillars on which the content of such a pet as phlox is based. Without further ado, let's start.
A little about the flower. Basic information.
First of all, it is necessary to touch upon the natural characteristics of the plant. Without understanding the natural requirements and intricacies of the flower, it will be quite difficult to start competent phlox care, so first we will focus on the botanical features of Zenobia. This double-named flower is common both in the wild and in European gardens. For some unknown reason, our breeders are in no hurry to bring phlox to local latitudes. Nevertheless, you can still get high-quality flower seedlings in large specialized stores. There will definitely not be a problem with the choice, since about 40 varieties have already been domesticated, each of which will look good on your site. The garden will literally be transformed, because bright, but at the same time delicate and appropriate tones of phlox buds will come in handy. A dense collection of flowers forms an almost perfect sphere, which is located on a thin stem. The latter is framed by a dozen carved leaves, which also adds sophistication to the plant.
A holistic visual composition is inherent in a fairly tall plant, because, with proper care, individual phlox varieties can easily reach 150cm in height. The beauty of Zenobia is precisely in its organic nature and structure. Skeptics will unequivocally note the small flowers of pastel colors that inspire confidence only together. Phlox understands its own characteristics, so it perfectly coexists with any plants. We strongly recommend choosing flowers that will emphasize the benefits of Zenobia. Experiment, try and strive for beauty, while not forgetting to care for the phlox.
We plant a plant.
It all starts with planting, on the correctness of which the success of phlox maintenance directly depends. Zenobia is best placed in loamy, light soils that are oxygenated enough to help the flower's root system develop properly. To normalize the acidity of the soil, you can use the good old remedy - lime. Having prepared the ground, it is necessary to dig a hole of medium depth on the sunny side of the site. Note that the scorching rays of the sun affect the pigments of flowers in different ways, so do not be surprised if the dark purple hue turns into a delicate lilac over time. In extreme cases, when it is important to preserve the natural color of the plant, a partial shade area is also suitable, build on your capabilities. When the flower is planted, lightly ram the ground and carry out the first watering. That's all it takes to place a phlox on your property. However, the hassle doesn't end there. You have to surround a young flower with care and affection in order to get a beautiful, healthy plant for sure. Let's go deeper.
Correct phlox content
If everything was done correctly at the stage of planting the plant, the flower will begin to grow productively, and you will only have to rejoice at your own success and occasionally satisfy the following whims of the pet:
• Watering should be done generously. The plant requires moisture, but infrequently. Pay attention to the topsoil. The dried soil clearly hints at the need for a plentiful water procedure. For watering, the evening time of day is ideal, when the scorching sun fades away and cannot dry out the soil around the flower too quickly;
• Fertilizers can both harm and help the flower. That is why the plant should be supported with low nitrogenous compounds, which must be thoroughly mixed with the soil. The fact is that the same ash in its pure form is more likely to burn delicate roots than contribute to their development and strengthening. Top dressing is applied in rare cases when the flower slows down its growth rate for natural reasons. Towards the end of autumn, fertilization is stopped so that the plant can go into quiet hibernation;
• Weeding and weeding. Above, we talked about the fact that phlox perfectly divides the land with many plants. Weeds are no exception, which harm, gradually taking away all the necessary trace elements. That is why, having noticed the first intruders, it is necessary to immediately start weeding the site. Remove the weeds mercilessly, so you will let the phlox grow for your pleasure;
• Reproduction of a flower is not difficult. Everything is quite simple, you just have to divide the bush and develop individual parts as independent plants;
So, here is the maximum of useful knowledge that is necessary for the independent maintenance of a flower. Feel free to start growing a flower, this exciting business will bring you real pleasure. Nevertheless, if there is no time to take care of the plant on your own, but at the same time you want to please your soul mate with a beautiful bouquet, there is still a way out. Just contact us. In the assortment of our store, the best floral collections are presented in presentable wrapping materials. An excellent gift both for a special occasion and for the spontaneous manifestation of warm feelings, especially if you accompany the bouquet with a soft toy or a bunch of colorful balls. All that remains is to choose a gift, and then once again make sure that giving joy is simple and pleasant. See you soon!