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Q.Do The Seed Pods On Tall Phlox Need To Dry Out On Stem To Reseed Themselves?

Zone 55304 | Anonymous added on July 3, 2023 | Answered

My tall phlox are done blooming and I want to clean up my garden. Can I cut back the stems before the seed pods dry out?

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Answered on July 5, 2023

No, the seeds need to mature and dry on the plant before it is cut down. If it is a hybrid phlox, the seedlings will not look like the parent, and you may not want to wait for seed.


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