Phlox 'Peppermint Twist'

Phlox 'Peppermint Twist'

Phlox

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Phlox 'Peppermint Twist'
  • Common name: Phlox
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 40cm

Spread: 35cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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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 variety, producing large clusters of pink and white striped flowers from July to September. It's slightly shorter than other phlox varieties, making it more appropriate for growing in small gardens. It makes an excellent cut flower.

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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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