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Phlox drummondii ‘Sugar Stars’

Phlox

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Phlox drummondii 'Sugar Stars'
  • Common name: Phlox
  • Family: Polemoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

Phlox drummondii (Drummond’s Phlox) was discovered in 1935 in Texas, USA, by English plant explorer Thomas Drummond. An annual phlox, it occurs naturally along roadsides from Canada to Florida.

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It’s widely grown as a summer bedding plant, where its spreading habit makes it perfect for filling gaps at the front of a border or as part of a summer container display.

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Flowers of Phlox ‘Sugar Stars’ are purple-blue with pretty, star-shaped white central markings. ‘Sugar Stars’ has a compact, bushy habit, making it perfect for growing in cottage gardens and informal bedding displays, as well as pots. For best results, grow in full sun and keep well-watered. 

How to grow Phlox 'Sugar Stars'

  • Plant size

    25cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Phlox 'Sugar Stars' and wildlife

Phlox 'Sugar Stars' is known for attracting bees and butterflies​/​moths. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Phlox 'Sugar Stars' poisonous?

Phlox 'Sugar Stars' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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