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Phlox 'Peppermint Twist'

Phlox

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Key information

Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour

Mixed

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Phlox  'Peppermint Twist'

Plant details

There are 67 species of phlox, including annuals and shrubs. Phlox paniculata is an erect herbaceous perennial with oval or lance-shaped leaves. A traditional cottage garden plant, clusters of flowers appear from summer to mid-autumn, in colours ranging from white to deep lilac. This elegant perennial is ideal for a growing in a moist border in sun or partial shade.

Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist' is a robust new variety, which produces large clusters of pink and white striped flowers from July to September. It's slightly shorter than other similar varieties, making it more appropriate for growing in small gardens. For best results grow Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist' in moist soil in sun or partial shade, water regularly and feed weekly in summer with a high-potash fertiliser. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

Family: Polemoniaceae

Genus: Phlox

Cultivar: Peppermint Twist

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 35cm

Time to plant seeds: February to April

Flowering period: July to September


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