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Phlox paniculata 'Eclaireur'

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


Phlox paniculata 'Eclaireur'

Plant details

Phlox are classic mid-border cottage garden plants, which flower between July and October.Phlox paniculata 'Eclaireur' produces bright purple flowers with a white base to each petal, and is perfect for a mixed or herbaceous border in sun or partial shade. Good companion plants include different coloured cultivars, especially 'Eva Cullum' (pink with a dark centre), 'Prince of Orange' (deep salmon) and 'Starfire' (cherry red).

For best results grow Phlox paniculata 'Eclaireur' in a moist soil in sun or partial shade. Stake plants as they grow taller, particularly in exposed areas. Deadhead regularly to extend the flowering season, and divide clumps every three to four years.

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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