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Phlox paniculata ‘Peppermint Twist’

Phlox

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  • Botanical name: Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist'
  • Common name: Phlox
  • Family: Polemoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Phlox paniculata ‘Peppermint Twist’

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.

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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.

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Phlox paniculata ‘Peppermint Twist’ has pretty pink-and-white-striped fragrant flowers, on robust, compact plants. It’s well suited to growing towards the front of a mixed, herbaceous border among daisies and echinceas, or even in containers. 

How to grow Phlox 'Peppermint Twist'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

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
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 not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Phlox 'Peppermint Twist' and wildlife

Phlox 'Peppermint Twist' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Phlox 'Peppermint Twist' poisonous?

Phlox 'Peppermint Twist' 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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