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By Moped

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

Why are the flower petals falling from my phlox



How long have the flowers been out, Moped? In my experience, individual Phlox flowers only last several days, then dry up and drop off. A cluster can last a few weeks, before it starts to look too ratty to keep.

23 Jul, 2018


It could be that the flower itself has finished and it has been pollinated so the petals are no longer needed. As Tug says each flower is quite short lived.
Or it could be due to the heat wave we are experiencing
or a combination of them both.

23 Jul, 2018


It's new phlox bought only last week. It looks quite happy apart from the petals dropping. It is a cluster so possibly it's coming to the end as you say. Thank you all for your speedy answers.

23 Jul, 2018


This is one of the drawbacks of buying plants in full flower. You can know what you're getting but not how long its been flowering already..

23 Jul, 2018


Keep it watered and it'll be good next year especially if we don't have such a heatwave!

23 Jul, 2018

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