Phlox divaricata subsp. laphamii 'Chattahoochee'


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Hardy perennial

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photo by Neil Holmes, copyright GAP Photos (30288)

Plant details

A dwarf phlox, this needs woodland conditions humus-rich soil that never dries out in summer or becomes too wet in winter. In a border, the plants grow well in light, dappled shade between shrubs, and are valuable for their evergreen foliage and their lavender-blue flowers, each with a mauve eye, which are freely produced throughout late summer and early autumn. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Polemoniaceae

Genus: Phlox

Species: divaricata

Cultivar: subsp. laphamii 'Chattahoochee

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 15cm

Spread: 30cm

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