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Phlox 21st Century Blue - should they be pinched out?

AlxNicAlxNic Posts: 259

The phlox seedlings are now 18cm high - in small pots in the conservatory waiting to be planted out. I haven't grown them before - do I need to pinch them out? several of them look like they are forming flowers,

Thanks

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  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,230

    I've not grown these before either but I do tend to pinch out most bedding plants. If they are looking leggy I would definitely pinch. 

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Yes pinch them Alex. They form side shoots very quickly which will all carry flowers.

  • AlxNicAlxNic Posts: 259

    Thank you for your help. I have now pinched them out - and also the cosmos having read another thread. Hopefully it won't be too long before I can plant them out.

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