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Phlox paniculata

Perennial phlox

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

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photo by Elke Borkowski, copyright GAP Photos (309775)

Plant details

There are 67 species of phlox, including annuals and shrubs. This species is an erect herbaceous perennial with oval or lance-shaped leaves. Clusters of flowers appear from summer to mid-autumn, from white to deep lilac. This elegant perennial is ideal for a moist border in sun or partial shade. A wide range of cultivars is available from nurseries.

Family: Polemoniaceae

Genus: Phlox

Species: paniculata

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Lilac

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 100cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: July to October

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