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Phlox paniculata 'Eva Cullum'

Perennial phlox

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Lilac

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Phlox paniculata 'Eva Cullum'

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), '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 'Eva Cullum' produces bright purple flowers with a white base to each petals. Phlox paniculata 'Eva Cullum' produces bright pink flowers.

Family: Polemoniaceae

Genus: Phlox

Species: paniculata

Cultivar: Eva Cullum

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: 100cm

Spread: 80cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: July to October


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