The only annual Phlox with which we are acquainted is Phlox Drummondii, and this, in all its varieties, is worthy of a place in every garden. It is perfectly hardy. When planted in masses, no plant is more showy. The varieties are scarlet, crimson, purple, white, and pink, variegated with all intermediate shades.
It grows about one foot high. To have a constant bloom of this beautiful flower all the season, seed should be sown in autumn, in the hot-bed in April, and in the open ground in June. If the plants are put out six inches distant from each other, they will form a compact mass, and amply repay all the care and trouble of cultivation.
The plants are low and spreading, about one foot high.