Creeping Phlox Plants
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My creeping phlox is splitting and turning brown in the center

Zone 5 | April Diz added on July 17, 2012 | Answered

Can I trim it back in the summer to try to rejuvenate it?

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Heather
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Answered on July 25, 2012

You can try giving it a pruning. It is as simple as taking an inch or so off the top, just like a haircut.

I would also try treating it with a fungicide and make sure that it is getting enough water too. In many areas, it has been a hot, dry summer and it may just be going dormant due to this but it also may be a fungus attacking the plant.

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