Perennial or border phlox, Phlox paniculata, is a tall-growing phlox native to the USA, typically with pink flowers. However there are many garden-worthy cultivars available in a range of heights and with different coloured flowers, making them a popular stalwart of the traditional border.
Perennial phlox is renowned for its colourful flowers with a sweet, honey-like fragrance. It’s an ideal choice for the middle of a border, and thrives in rich, moist soil in light shade.
Phlox paniculata ‘Norah Leigh’ has unusual variegated leaves, and bears large, white flowers with a contrasting pink centre, and a strong, sweet fragrance. Plant it in next to a path where you can enjoy its scent. For best results grow in partial shade, water regularly and deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering. ‘Nora Leigh’ makes an excellent cut flower.
Phlox ‘Nora leigh’ and wildlife
Phlox ‘Nora leigh’ is known for attracting bees and butterflies/moths. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.