Greetings, I've got a single stem garden phlox, sapinaria officionalis.
It's come back each spring for 3 years but has not multiplied.
There was still only a single stem last summer.
Any ideas how to propagate this plant?
Dan D. Louisville Ky good ole USA
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Why would you want to propagate a poisonous weed? Ah, building a
playground, are we? Any how Saponaria officionalis has a hollow stem so
cuttings won't work. You could pinch off the new growth and force branching
or you could dig the plant up and try to divide the rhizomes. I would wear
gloves. Pretty flower, by the way, looks like Pinwheel Jasmine (T.
divaricata) that we have in zone 10.
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Thanks for the spelling correction! I did some searching and found
many sites that listed sapinaria officionalis as soapwort and
a few other common names but none called it phlox so......
I searched for gargen phlox nicky and found many hits with pictures.
(We also have soapwort and it propagates itself just fine!!
In fact it's invasive so we've put a root barrier around it to
keep it in check.)
Obviously the label that came with the plant was wrong.
What I have apparently is
Phlox paniculata 'Nicky' Summer Garden Phlox
and I'm still searching for ways to multiply this fragrant flower!
Dan D. Louisville KY good ole USA
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