Perennial phlox

Phlox paniculata 'David'

Perennial phlox - Phlox paniculata  'David'

Common Name: Perennial phlox
Genus: Phlox
Species: paniculata
Cultivar: 'David'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Phlox have always been country garden favourites for their delicious scent and attraction to butterflies and bees. This new variety has gorgeous trusses of hydrangea-like pure white flowers which appear from July to November above dark green leaves. It is a showy perennial that forms a natural mound and looks wonderful planted near patios or paths where the scent of the flowers can be fully appreciated. It will tolerate full sun or partial shade but like all phlox does not like soil that dries out in summer. This vigorous variety has good resistance to powdery mildew too.

  • Garden care: Support with bamboo canes, brushwood or ring stakes before the flowers appear. Phlox are greedy plants so apply a mulch 5-7cm (2-3 in) deep of well-rotted garden compost or manure in early spring. Shear off the spent flowers to prevent reseeding. If the leaves show signs of powdery mildew cut down to the ground and dispose of the affected foliage but do not compost it. Clear away the debris around the plant to reduce the chances of reinfection. Cut down to the ground in autumn. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.

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