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Phlox paniculata 'Eclaireur'

Meadow phlox

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Scented flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Mark Bolton, copyright GAP Photos (15357)

Plant details

Phlox are classic mid-border cottage garden plants, which flower between July and October. Deadhead them regularly to extend the flowering season. Extra plants can be created by dividing clumps every three to four years. Good companion plants include different coloured cultivars, especially 'Mount Fuji' (white), 'Eva Cullum' (pink with a dark centre), 'Prince of Orange' (deep salmon) and 'Starfire' (cherry red). Beware mildew on well-drained soil in dry summers. To reduce the likelihood of an attack, thin congested clumps and water well and mulch in the spring. Phlox paniculata 'Eclaireur' produces bright purple flowers with a white base to each petal.

Family: Polemoniaceae

Genus: Phlox

Species: paniculata

Cultivar: Eclaireur

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 45cm

Flowering period: July to October


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