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Commonly known as Border phlox
A classic border plant, floriferous, insect-friendly, good for cut flowers and adding a freshness to the August flower border.
Out of fashion but due for a comeback.
Most are from P. paniculata, a species found in meadows in the eastern States of North America.
Genus of 90 species of evergreen or herbaceous perennials, annuals and shrubs found mostly in North America though one, P. sibirica, is from northern Asia.
Height - 1 - 1.2m (3-4ft)
Spread - 60 - 100cm (24-36in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - perennial
Full sun - or dappled shade - plenty of ventilation to avoid mildew etc.
Additional Features - Good to know - upright and bushy, usually with plenty of foliage. Paniculata is nectar-rich, attracting beneficial insects.
Pests & Diseases - stem eelworms, leaf gall, powdery mildew, leaf spot.
Place of origin - eastern USA
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
1 - 1.2m (3-4ft)
60 - 100cm (24-36in)