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 'Purple Eye Flame’ has a short, bushy habit, growing to a height of just 40cm. It bears large, fragrant purple flowers with a pretty white centre, on strong stems. It’s well suited to growing towards the front of a mixed, herbaceous border among daisies and echinaceas, or even in containers. 'Purple Eye Flame' makes an excellent cut flower.
Phlox ‘Purple eye flame’ and wildlife
Phlox ‘Purple eye flame’ is known for attracting bees and butterflies/moths. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.
Is Phlox ‘Purple eye flame’ poisonous?
Phlox ‘Purple eye flame’ has no toxic effects reported.