Perennial phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Mount Fuji' (syn. Fujiyama)

Perennial phlox  - Phlox paniculata  'Mount Fuji' (syn. Fujiyama)

Common Name: Perennial phlox
Genus: Phlox
Species: paniculata
Cultivar: 'Mount Fuji' (syn. Fujiyama)

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August to October

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 is a late-flowering variety with clusters of small starry fragrant white flowers in August above dark green leaves. This pretty long flowering perennial phlox will tolerate full sun or partial shade but like all phlox does not like soil that dries out in summer. Try it in the middle of a border alongside the spikes of salvias or veronicastrums to extend the flowering season into autumn.

  • 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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