Perennial phlox

Phlox paniculata 'White Admiral'

Perennial phlox - Phlox paniculata  'White Admiral'

Common Name: Perennial phlox
Genus: Phlox
Species: paniculata
Cultivar: 'White Admiral'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July 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 variety has trusses of fragrant starry pure white flowers with narrow petals from July to October and slender toothed mid-green leaves. This elegant perennial will tolerate full sun or partial shade but like phlox does not like soil that dries out in summer. It looks wonderful in a cool planting scheme based on pink purple and mauve. The stems need supporting in spring before the flowers appear.

  • Garden care: Support with bamboo canes brushwood or ring stakes before the flowers appear. Phlox are greedy plants so apply a mulch 5-7cm (2-3in) deep of well-rotted garden compost or manure in early spring. Shear off the spent flower stems to prevent re-seeding. 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. Lift and divide clumps in autumn and spring.


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